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Run Wild at 5K outdoor skills event June 24 near Corvallis – Register now

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

SALEM, Ore.—The whole family is welcome at an upcoming Running Wild 5K walk/run on Saturday, June 24 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area near Corvallis.

Participants can try four different outdoor skills at stations along the trail: 1) trap shooting with a shotgun, 2) archery at the E.E. Wilson Archery Range, 3) spin casting at a target and 4) identifying wildlife tracks (where you can also create a plaster cast of different animal prints to take home). All activities are supervised by ODFW staff or certified hunter and angler education volunteers, who are trained to coach newcomers in outdoor skills and put safety first.

Finally, see birds-of-prey up close at the finish line! There will be a raptor demonstration by Close Encounters with Perch Wildlife Education, an organization serving to educate people about native species and raising funds for non-profit medical and rehabilitation efforts for Oregon’s native species. Music and a wildlife information booth are also at the finish line. 

The 5K trail will be marked and participants can visit the four outdoor skills stations in any order they choose. All outdoor skills events are optional so do one or do them all. Runners and walkers may also choose not to do the outdoor events and participate in the 5K event only.

The event is sponsored by the Owen Denny Chapter of Pheasants Forever which helps conserve pheasants, quail and other wildlife through habitat improvement, public awareness, and education. Proceeds from the Running Wild event will benefit their organization.

For safety reasons, no dogs are allowed at the Running Wild event.
Cost (does not include $2.50 registration fee per entry):
$25.00 for adults
$20.00 for youth age 10-16
Free for youth 9 and under
Groups of five or more receive $5 discount per registrant
T-shirts available ($15 for adults, $12 for youth) 

To register or purchase a t-shirt, visit the Running Wild website teamrunningwild.com

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Contact:

Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Mark Newell or Bob Swingle
503-947-6018 or 503-947-6029
Mark.Newell@state.or.us or Robert.Swingle@state.or.us

 
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