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Volunteers Needed for Audubon Nature Center Wild 5K Run/Walk July 30
Volunteers Needed for Audubon Nature Center Wild 5K Run/Walk July 30

Jamestown, NY – With hundreds of runners and walkers converging on Saturday, July 30, the Audubon Nature Center needs dozens of volunteers for their annual Wild 5K Run/Walk.

By teaming up with Trackqua to speed up the registration process and provide chip-timed results, planners are expecting even greater participation this year.

The 8-8:45 a.m. registration and 9 a.m. start time mean volunteers will be required as early as 7:30 a.m. to help with parking through to after-race clean-up in the early afternoon.

Folks will be needed to staff the water station and serve as trail cheerleaders/direction pointers from before the start to the end of the race. Other assignments include staffing the registration, refreshment and award tables, and helping at the finish line.

The Wild 5K is open to runners and walkers of all ages and will raise money to support the on-going efforts to protect the Nature Center’s more than 600 acres of unique habitat.

Prizes will be awarded to the first three overall male and female walker and runner finishers. Age group awards will be given to the top three finishers in each division for runners and top finisher in each division for walkers. All participants who register before July 18 will receive event t-shirts.

Businesses and individuals are invited to join JCC Total Fitness, Weinberg Financial Group, Warren Midtown Motors, Arcade Senior Services, and Greg Mackie Appliances as event sponsors by making financial or in-kind contributions or donating gift certificates. Sponsors will be recognized in a variety of ways, from listings in the program and on the website to receiving complimentary tickets to a Nature Center event of their choosing.

To volunteer for the Wild 5K, call (716) 569-2345 during business hours or visit www.wild5k.wordpress.com/volunteer.

Race participants who register by July 18 will enjoy a 20% discount on the $25 entry fee and receive an event t-shirt as well. Friends of the Nature Center receive an additional 10% discount. Full details are at www.wild5k.wordpress.com.

The Audubon Nature Center is at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York, and Warren, Pennsylvania. Hours for the Nature Center building and Blue Heron Gift Shop are 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Saturday and Sundays 1-4:30 p.m. The arboretum, gardens, more than five miles of trails, and Liberty, the non-releasable Bald Eagle, in her outdoor exhibit are open dawn to dusk daily.

To learn more about all Nature Center programs, call (716) 569-2345 during business hours or visit www.jamestownaudubon.org.



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