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Running Wild 5K and outdoor skills event June 25 near Corvallis – Register now

May 12, 2016

SALEM, Ore.—Bring the whole family to this 5K walk/run with a wild twist on Saturday, June 25 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at E.E. Wilson Wildlife Area near Corvallis.

At ODFW’s THIRD annual “Running Wild” event, 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! Molalla’s Close Encounters (affiliated with the American Wildlife Foundation) will host a raptor demonstration. 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 ODFW and Pheasants Forever and benefits the 2016 Governor’s Holiday Toy Drive, which provides toys for children in need.

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 for $15 adult / $12 youth

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




Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife
Mark Newell or Bob Swingle
503-947-6018 or 503-947-6029 or

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