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Nature Center Seeking Wild 5K Run/Walk Sponsors and Volunteers
Nature Center Seeking Wild 5K Run/Walk Sponsors and Volunteers

Jamestown, NY – On Saturday, July 30, 2016, runners and walkers of all ages will again participate in the Audubon Nature Center’s annual Wild 5K Run/Walk. The 2016 event will raise money to support the on-going efforts to protect the Nature Center’s more than 600 acres of unique habitat.

The goal of the event is to provide an opportunity to enjoy the distinctive beauty of Audubon’s sanctuary while posing a meaningful challenge. The Wild 5K brings together nature-enthusiasts, athletes, businesses, families, friends and volunteers to discover common interests and values in the happenings on race day.

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

Businesses and individuals can become Wild 5K 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.

Volunteers will be needed on July 30 for multiple tasks, including parking, registration, staffing the refreshment table and water station, being trail cheerleaders/direction pointers, general helpers, clean-up team, and more.

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.

Prizes will be awarded to the first three overall male and female finishers in the run category. Age group awards will be given to the top three finishers in each division for both the runners and walkers.

Details for all these opportunities 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 or visit www.jamestownaudubon.org.

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