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ODFW fun walk/run at EE Wilson Wildlife Area on Aug. 9 includes trap shooting, archery and spin casting

July 1, 2014

Running Wild

SALEM, Ore.—The first annual ODFW family friendly 5K fun run/walk has a wild twist―three stops along the route incorporate trap shooting, archery and spin casting. It kicks off at 9 a.m. on August 9 at the EE Wilson Wildlife Area in Monmouth. The event is family friendly and benefits the 2014 Governor’s Holiday Toy Drive, which provides toys for children in need.

Register online in the Event Calendar on ODFW’s website.

Cost:

  • $25.00 for adults
  • $20.00 for youth age 13-17
  • Free for youth 12 and under
  • Groups of four or more: $15.00 per individual
  • T-shirts available for $10.00 

How it works

9 a.m. Ready, set, go: run/walk to the trap shooting range where you will try your hand at shooting a shotgun.  Hit the pavement again and go to the new archery range. Learn to shoot a bow safely and launch three arrows at a target.  Head out to the final stop and give spin casting at a target a try. After that, it is a short jog to the finish line.  As an option, runners and walkers can participate in the 5K event only.

All activities will be supervised by ODFW trained volunteers; safety and education are our highest priority. This event is being done in cooperation with ODFW, volunteers and Pheasants Forever.

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Contact:
Mark Newell, ODFW Outdoor Skills Coordinator, (503) 947-6018, mark.newell@state.or.us
Meg Kenagy, ODFW Communications coordinator, meg.b.kenagy@earthlink.net

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