Events

Sep
28
Sat
Hoot, Waddle and Stroll 5K Trail Run/Walk
Sep 28 @ 9:00 am

The 5th Annual Hoot, Waddle and Stroll 5K Trail Run & Half-Mile Stroll is a fun-filled, family-oriented event to support Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge. Cedar Run Refuge, located in the Pinelands of Medford Township, cares for nearly 5,000 animals annually and is also dedicated to educating children about the importance of conserving our shared habitats. Cedar Run also aims to promote outdoor health and wellness for all ages.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Team Fundraising & Sponsorship Opportunities

We invite everyone to form a team and raise money to support Cedar Run! Our funding comes solely from donations, and we deeply appreciate your efforts to support our mission and our animals! Recruit your family and friends to participate in the event or donate to our organization! Interested in sponsoring our event?Click here for more information:2019 AWA HWS Sponsor form

Event Details

5K Trail Run

Goes through rugged single-track trails within the property of Cedar Run and a very small segment on the road. It is a beginner to intermediate mostly flat course with varied terrain and scenic views. This is a great course for first-time trail runners and families! This course is not designed for strollers and participants need to be able to maneuver through tree ruts, steps, bridges, soft sand, etc.

Half-Mile Stroll

Designed to allow all family members to participate! Less rugged trails suitable for strollers and young children.

Schedule

7:30-8:45 am: Packet Pick-up and Race Day Registration

9:00 am: 5K Trail Run begins!

9:15 am: Half-Mile Stroll begins!

10:00 am: Award Ceremony

5K Awards

5K Awards will be given out in the following categories:

  • Top Fundraising Team
  • Fastest Male Overall
  • Fastest Female Overall
  • Medals also will be given to the TOP 3 male and female finishers in each of the following divisions: 12 and under, 13-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, and 70+
Event Features
  • Free race t-shirt with unique design guaranteed to those who register for the 5K Run or 1/2 Mile Stroll before 9/13/2019 and then additional participants will receive a Cedar Run tee.
  • Free raffle prizes
  • Water station on 5K
  • Post race refreshments
  • Medical support on-site
  • Race timed by South Jersey Race Timing, LLC
  • Plenty of race photos available, post race, on Facebook
  • Nature-based play area for families to enjoy while waiting for race participants
  • Wildlife housing area viewing available after the race is completed
  • Nature Center and gift shop will be open!
  • And most importantly, our very own resident animals will be at the finish line to cheer you on!

Sorry, no pets allowed.

Arrival / Parking

Please make every effort to arrive prior to 8:30 am and we encourage car pooling due to limited parking! Parking will be limited to street parking and our overflow parking lot. The entrance to Cedar Run will be closed 30 minutes prior to the start of the race making the overflow parking lot inaccessible after 8:30 am (unless the locals know how to access the overflow parking lot by Jackson Road!).

Mar
21
Sat
Brunch with a Wildlife Rehabilitator – EXTRA DATE ADDED
Mar 21 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

THIS IS THE EXTRA DATE ADDED DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND!

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in a Wildlife Hospital? Are you curious about what goes into the process of rehabilitating injured and/or orphaned wild animals? Now is your chance to go behind-the-scenes and find out! Join one of our state licensed wildlife rehabilitators for brunch (bagels, doughnuts, coffee and tea) followed by an in-depth discussion and tour of our Wildlife Hospital and outdoor rehabilitation enclosures. These facilities are not open to the general public – this is a rare opportunity to tour them with a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

**Advanced registration required – program size limited to 15 guests!**

EVENT SOLD OUT

 

Mar
28
Sat
Brunch with a Wildlife Rehabilitator
Mar 28 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

***PROGRAM FULL – DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND WE WILL BE ANNOUNCING A SECOND DATE SOON! TO BE CONTACTED ABOUT THE SECOND DATE PLEASE EMAIL MIKE.OMALLEY@CEDARRUN.ORG WITH YOUR NAME, EMAIL ADDRESS, AND # OF TICKETS YOU ARE SEEKING***

Have you ever wondered what it’s like to work in a Wildlife Hospital? Are you curious about what goes into the process of rehabilitating injured and/or orphaned wild animals? Now is your chance to go behind-the-scenes and find out! Join one of our state licensed wildlife rehabilitators for brunch (bagels, doughnuts, coffee and tea) followed by an in-depth discussion and tour of our Wildlife Hospital and outdoor rehabilitation enclosures. These facilities are not open to the general public – this is a rare opportunity to tour them with a licensed wildlife rehabilitator.

**Advanced registration required – program size limited to 15 guests!**

 

Sep
4
Fri
ReDiscovery Weekends: Kick-Off Day!
Sep 4 all-day
ReDiscovery Weekends: Kick-Off Day!

Cedar Run is putting a new twist on an old favorite. Instead of one family fun-filled day in September, we’re introducing Re-Discovery Weekends all month long for nature lovers of all ages! Visitors can join us for Friday night campfires and storytelling, Saturday nature days and guest speakers, and Sunday canoeing, tours and guided hikes. Fees cover a full day of activities. Come for one thing, or see it all!

$10/person, ages 3 and up (non-members); $5/person, ages 3 and up (members)
Not a member, but want to be? Check out our membership page.
Event Sponsors Register Here!

Events scheduled for Friday, September 4th

  • Ongoing, 10am-4pm: Trivia Treasure Hunt – How well do you know Cedar Run? Come try our Trivia Treasure Hunt! Get a question sheet from the front desk and search Cedar Run for the answers. Come back with all the right answers and win a prize!
  • Ongoing, 10am-4pm: Landscape Nature Art – Create some beautiful, simple land art using natural materials! Use all natural objects such as pebbles, twigs, branches, pine cones, mud, leaves and petals. Photograph your sculpture and “tag” us on Facebook or Instagram for a chance to win a prize! Self-guided.
  • Ongoing, 5-7pm: Canoeing – Don’t miss this limited experience to paddle on Cedar Run Lake! 20-minute timeslots will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • 7pm: Sunset Storytelling & Campfire – Come join us for an evening of Pinelands stories around the campfire. Stories are for all ages and we will roast marshmallows after.

By registering, you can attend any or all sessions throughout the day. While you are signed up for the day’s events, some sessions have limited capacities so be sure to check your email for information after you complete your registration. Please be sure to check out the Nature Center for any added activities like crafts and make-and-takes too!

**Online registration for this event has ended. Tickets can purchased “at the door.”

Sep
5
Sat
ReDiscovery Weekends: Raptors
Sep 5 all-day
ReDiscovery Weekends: Raptors

Cedar Run is putting a new twist on an old favorite. Instead of one family fun-filled day in September, we’re introducing Re-Discovery Weekends all month long for nature lovers of all ages! Visitors can join us for Friday night campfires and storytelling, Saturday nature days and guest speakers, and Sunday canoeing, tours and guided hikes. Fees cover a full day of activities. Come for one thing, or see it all!

$10/person, ages 3 and up (non-members); $5/person, ages 3 and up (members)
Not a member, but want to be? Check out our membership page.
Event Sponsors Register Here!

Events scheduled for Saturday, September 5th – Celebrate Raptors on “International Vulture Awareness Day”

  • 10am or 11am: Raptor Rendezvous – Ever wonder what it is like to care for our resident raptors? What do they eat? How do we keep them from getting bored? Join us for a rare glimpse into the world of raptor feeding, care, and enrichment during this exciting and engaging program.
  • 11:30am: Vulture Culture – Bones, Skulls and Skins, Oh My! Come check out the different animal artifacts Cedar Run has in their collection and get hands on with this “Vulture Culture.” Who’s teeth are those? Where’d that fur come from? Learn about how artifacts such as these are preserved and more. Explore the refuge in search of animal evidence and test your investigation skills.
  • 1pm: Resident Animal Meet & Greet – Get up-close and personal with some mystery resident animals. Questions and photos welcome!

By registering, you can attend any or all sessions throughout the day. While you are signed up for the day’s events, some sessions have limited capacities so be sure to check your email for information after you complete your registration. Please be sure to check out the Nature Center for any added activities like crafts and make-and-takes too!

**Online registration for this event has ended. Tickets can purchased “at the door.”

Sep
6
Sun
ReDiscovery Weekends: Family Sunday
Sep 6 all-day
ReDiscovery Weekends: Family Sunday

Cedar Run is putting a new twist on an old favorite. Instead of one family fun-filled day in September, we’re introducing Re-Discovery Weekends all month long for nature lovers of all ages! Visitors can join us for Friday night campfires and storytelling, Saturday nature days and guest speakers, and Sunday canoeing, tours and guided hikes. Fees cover a full day of activities. Come for one thing, or see it all!

$10/person, ages 3 and up (non-members); $5/person, ages 3 and up (members)
Not a member, but want to be? Check out our membership page.
Event Sponsors Register Here!

Events scheduled for Sunday, September 6th

  • Ongoing, 10am-2pm: Canoeing – Don’t miss this limited experience to paddle on Cedar Run Lake! 20-minute timeslots will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm or 2:30pm: Resident Animal Tour – Been to visit before? First time? Join us for a guided tour of our Wildlife Housing Area and see what you may learn about our resident animals. Sessions begin on the half hour and last about 40 minutes
  • 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm or 2:30pm: Family Nature Hike – Join us for a hike through the Refuge with the family! What will we find along the way?

By registering, you can attend any or all sessions throughout the day. While you are signed up for the day’s events, some sessions have limited capacities so be sure to check your email for information after you complete your registration. Please be sure to check out the Nature Center for any added activities like crafts and make-and-takes too.

**Online registration for this event has ended. Tickets can purchased “at the door.”

 

Sep
11
Fri
ReDiscovery Weekends: Friday Evenings
Sep 11 all-day
ReDiscovery Weekends: Friday Evenings

Cedar Run is putting a new twist on an old favorite. Instead of one family fun-filled day in September, we’re introducing Re-Discovery Weekends all month long for nature lovers of all ages! Visitors can join us for Friday night campfires and storytelling, Saturday nature days and guest speakers, and Sunday canoeing, tours and guided hikes. Fees cover a full day of activities. Come for one thing, or see it all!

$10/person, ages 3 and up (non-members); $5/person, ages 3 and up (members)
Not a member, but want to be? Check out our membership page.
Event Sponsors Register Here!

Events scheduled for Friday, September 11th

  • 7pm: Sunset Storytelling & Campfire – Come join us for an evening of Pinelands stories around the campfire. Stories are for all ages and we will roast marshmallows after.
  • 8:30pm: Moths of Cedar Run – Join us for night of moth hunting at Cedar Run. What amazing species can we find?!

By registering, you can attend any or all sessions throughout the day. While you are signed up for the day’s events, some sessions have limited capacities so be sure to check your email for information after you complete your registration. Please be sure to check out the Nature Center for any added activities like crafts and make-and-takes too!

ReDiscovery Weekends 9/11

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Sep
12
Sat
ReDiscovery Weekends: Animal Diversity
Sep 12 all-day
ReDiscovery Weekends: Animal Diversity

Cedar Run is putting a new twist on an old favorite. Instead of one family fun-filled day in September, we’re introducing Re-Discovery Weekends all month long for nature lovers of all ages! Visitors can join us for Friday night campfires and storytelling, Saturday nature days and guest speakers, and Sunday canoeing, tours and guided hikes. Fees cover a full day of activities. Come for one thing, or see it all!

$10/person, ages 3 and up (non-members); $5/person, ages 3 and up (members)
Not a member, but want to be? Check out our membership page.
Event Sponsors Register Here!

Events scheduled for Saturday, September 12th

  • 8:30am: Early Bird(ing) Gets the Worm – Cedar Run has an exciting birding adventure ready for you! What bird species call Cedar Run home? Learn some birding basics or improve your skills along our trail. Bring sturdy walking shoes, dress in layers, and make sure you have a water bottle and your binoculars (loaner binoculars will be available). Suitable for ages 8 and up.
  • Ongoing, 10am-1pm: Pond Dipping – Delve into the world of macro-invertebrates with us! Macros are insect larvae and nymphs, snails and aquatic insects that that live in the water and are able to be seen by the naked eye. What kind of things are living in Cedar Run lake? Stop by and check out what we’ve collected and try your hand at finding some creatures of your own!
  • 11am: Fur, Feathers & Scales – Gain a better understanding of the different animal groups and learn how their body coverings serve many important purposes. Meet animals from the different groups to discover the diversity of life in New Jersey!

By registering, you can attend any or all sessions throughout the day. While you are signed up for the day’s events, some sessions have limited capacities so be sure to check your email for information after you complete your registration. Please be sure to check out the Nature Center for any added activities like crafts and make-and-takes too!

**Online registration for this event has ended. Tickets can purchased “at the door.”

Sep
13
Sun
ReDiscovery Weekends: Family Sunday
Sep 13 all-day
ReDiscovery Weekends: Family Sunday

Cedar Run is putting a new twist on an old favorite. Instead of one family fun-filled day in September, we’re introducing Re-Discovery Weekends all month long for nature lovers of all ages! Visitors can join us for Friday night campfires and storytelling, Saturday nature days and guest speakers, and Sunday canoeing, tours and guided hikes. Fees cover a full day of activities. Come for one thing, or see it all!

$10/person, ages 3 and up (non-members); $5/person, ages 3 and up (members)
Not a member, but want to be? Check out our membership page.
Event Sponsors Register Here!

Events scheduled for Sunday, September 13th

  • Ongoing, 10am-2pm: Canoeing – Don’t miss this limited experience to paddle on Cedar Run Lake! 20-minute timeslots will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm or 2:30pm: Resident Animal Tour – Been to visit before? First time? Join us for a guided tour of our Wildlife Housing Area and see what you may learn about our resident animals. Sessions begin on the half hour and last about 40 minutes
  • 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm or 2:30pm: Family Nature Hike – Join us for a hike through the Refuge with the family! What will we find along the way?

By registering, you can attend any or all sessions throughout the day. While you are signed up for the day’s events, some sessions have limited capacities so be sure to check your email for information after you complete your registration. Please be sure to check out the Nature Center for any added activities like crafts and make-and-takes too!

**Online registration for this event has ended. Tickets can purchased “at the door.”

Sep
18
Fri
ReDiscovery Weekends: Friday Evenings
Sep 18 all-day
ReDiscovery Weekends: Friday Evenings

Cedar Run is putting a new twist on an old favorite. Instead of one family fun-filled day in September, we’re introducing Re-Discovery Weekends all month long for nature lovers of all ages! Visitors can join us for Friday night campfires and storytelling, Saturday nature days and guest speakers, and Sunday canoeing, tours and guided hikes. Fees cover a full day of activities. Come for one thing, or see it all!

$10/person, ages 3 and up (non-members); $5/person, ages 3 and up (members)
Not a member, but want to be? Check out our membership page.
Event Sponsors Register Here!

Events scheduled for Friday, September 18th

  • 7pm: Sunset Storytelling & Campfire – Come join us for an evening of Pinelands stories around the campfire. Stories are for all ages and we will roast marshmallows after.
  • 8:30pm: Moths of Cedar Run – Join us for night of moth hunting at Cedar Run. What amazing species can we find?!

By registering, you can attend any or all sessions throughout the day. While you are signed up for the day’s events, some sessions have limited capacities so be sure to check your email for information after you complete your registration. Please be sure to check out the Nature Center for any added activities like crafts and make-and-takes too!

ReDiscovery Weekends 9/18

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Sep
19
Sat
ReDiscovery Weekends: Give Back Day
Sep 19 all-day
ReDiscovery Weekends: Give Back Day

Cedar Run is putting a new twist on an old favorite. Instead of one family fun-filled day in September, we’re introducing Re-Discovery Weekends all month long for nature lovers of all ages! Visitors can join us for Friday night campfires and storytelling, Saturday nature days and guest speakers, and Sunday canoeing, tours and guided hikes. Fees cover a full day of activities. Come for one thing, or see it all!

$10/person, ages 3 and up (non-members); $5/person, ages 3 and up (members)
Not a member, but want to be? Check out our membership page.
Event Sponsors Register Here!

Events scheduled for Saturday, September 19th:

  • Ongoing, 10am-1pm: Wild About Enrichment – Learn about our Wildlife Hospital’s program to enrich our resident animals’ bodies and minds. What projects do they love? How can you help? Try your hand at a craft project to benefit our residents too!
  • 11am: Jr Wildlife Defenders – How can kids make a difference to the animals that live near you? What should you do if you find injured wildlife? Learn this and more during this fun play session — get “hands-on” and try out your animal care skills. Bring a stuffed animal of your own to work with. Ages 3-8 preferred.
  • 1pm: Resident Animal Meet & Greet – Get up-close and personal with some mystery resident animals. Questions and photos welcome!

By registering, you can attend any or all sessions throughout the day. While you are signed up for the day’s events, some sessions have limited capacities so be sure to check your email for information after you complete your registration. Please be sure to check out the Nature Center for any added activities like crafts and make-and-takes too!

**Online registration for this event has ended. Tickets can purchased “at the door.”

Sep
20
Sun
ReDiscovery Weekends: Family Sunday
Sep 20 all-day
ReDiscovery Weekends: Family Sunday

Cedar Run is putting a new twist on an old favorite. Instead of one family fun-filled day in September, we’re introducing Re-Discovery Weekends all month long for nature lovers of all ages! Visitors can join us for Friday night campfires and storytelling, Saturday nature days and guest speakers, and Sunday canoeing, tours and guided hikes. Fees cover a full day of activities. Come for one thing, or see it all!

$10/person, ages 3 and up (non-members); $5/person, ages 3 and up (members)
Not a member, but want to be? Check out our membership page.
Event Sponsors Register Here!

Events scheduled for Sunday, September 20th

  • Ongoing, 10am-2pm: Canoeing – Don’t miss this limited experience to paddle on Cedar Run Lake! 20-minute timeslots will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm or 2:30pm: Resident Animal Tour – Been to visit before? First time? Join us for a guided tour of our Wildlife Housing Area and see what you may learn about our resident animals. Sessions begin on the half hour and last about 40 minutes
  • 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm or 2:30pm: Family Nature Hike – Join us for a hike through the Refuge with the family! What will we find along the way?

By registering, you can attend any or all sessions throughout the day. While you are signed up for the day’s events, some sessions have limited capacities so be sure to check your email for information after you complete your registration. Please be sure to check out the Nature Center for any added activities like crafts and make-and-takes too!

**Online registration for this event has ended. Tickets can purchased “at the door.”

 

Sep
25
Fri
ReDiscovery Weekends: Friday Evenings
Sep 25 all-day
ReDiscovery Weekends: Friday Evenings

Cedar Run is putting a new twist on an old favorite. Instead of one family fun-filled day in September, we’re introducing Re-Discovery Weekends all month long for nature lovers of all ages! Visitors can join us for Friday night campfires and storytelling, Saturday nature days and guest speakers, and Sunday canoeing, tours and guided hikes. Fees cover a full day of activities. Come for one thing, or see it all!

$10/person, ages 3 and up (non-members); $5/person, ages 3 and up (members)
Not a member, but want to be? Check out our membership page.
Event Sponsors Register Here!

Events scheduled for Friday, September 25th

  • 6:30pm: Sunset Storytelling & Campfire – Come join us for an evening of Pinelands stories around the campfire. Stories are for all ages and we will roast marshmallows after.
  • 7pm: Adults Only Night Hike – Experience the Refuge in an exciting way, at night! Enjoy a guided hike under the light of the moon to visit nocturnal habitats that are home to owls, raccoons, opossums and other wildlife that emerge after dark.

By registering, you can attend any or all sessions throughout the day. While you are signed up for the day’s events, some sessions have limited capacities so be sure to check your email for information after you complete your registration. Please be sure to check out the Nature Center for any added activities like crafts and make-and-takes too!

ReDiscovery Weekends 9/25

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Sep
26
Sat
ReDiscovery Weekends: Survival Day
Sep 26 all-day
ReDiscovery Weekends: Survival Day

Cedar Run is putting a new twist on an old favorite. Instead of one family fun-filled day in September, we’re introducing Re-Discovery Weekends all month long for nature lovers of all ages! Visitors can join us for Friday night campfires and storytelling, Saturday nature days and guest speakers, and Sunday canoeing, tours and guided hikes. Fees cover a full day of activities. Come for one thing, or see it all!

$10/person, ages 3 and up (non-members); $5/person, ages 3 and up (members)
Not a member, but want to be? Check out our membership page.
Event Sponsors Register Here!

Events scheduled for Saturday, September 26th

  • Ongoing, 10am-1pm: Survival Shelters – Try your hand at building a rustic shelter in the pines! And guess what? The wood is already gathered for you!
  • 10:30am: Pinelands Plants Hike – Learn about and identify numerous plants in the Pinelands. One of our educators will lead you on a guided walk along our trails as we practice basic identification skills using leaves, bark and berries.
  • 1pm: Wild Edibles – The Pines might be “barren,” there are still plenty of wild edibles available. Delve into this exciting topic to learn more about the often forgotten process of foraging for your food! You might even get to try out something new! Ages 8 and up preferred.
  • 7pm: Family Night Hike – Experience the Refuge in an exciting way, at night! Enjoy a guided hike under the light of the moon to visit nocturnal habitats that are home to owls, raccoons, opossums and other wildlife that emerge after dark

By registering, you can attend any or all sessions throughout the day. While you are signed up for the day’s events, some sessions have limited capacities so be sure to check your email for information after you complete your registration. Please be sure to check out the Nature Center for any added activities like crafts and make-and-takes too!

**Online registration for this event has ended. Tickets can purchased “at the door.”

Sep
27
Sun
ReDiscovery Weekends: Family Sunday
Sep 27 all-day
ReDiscovery Weekends: Family Sunday

Cedar Run is putting a new twist on an old favorite. Instead of one family fun-filled day in September, we’re introducing Re-Discovery Weekends all month long for nature lovers of all ages! Visitors can join us for Friday night campfires and storytelling, Saturday nature days and guest speakers, and Sunday canoeing, tours and guided hikes. Fees cover a full day of activities. Come for one thing, or see it all!

$10/person, ages 3 and up (non-members); $5/person, ages 3 and up (members)
Not a member, but want to be? Check out our membership page.
Event Sponsors Register Here!

Events scheduled for Sunday, September 27th

  • Ongoing, 10am-2pm: Canoeing – Don’t miss this limited experience to paddle on Cedar Run Lake! 20-minute timeslots will be assigned on a first come, first serve basis. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm or 2:30pm: Resident Animal Tour – Been to visit before? First time? Join us for a guided tour of our Wildlife Housing Area and see what you may learn about our resident animals. Sessions begin on the half hour and last about 40 minutes
  • 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:30pm or 2:30pm: Family Nature Hike – Join us for a hike through the Refuge with the family! What will we find along the way?

By registering, you can attend any or all sessions throughout the day. While you are signed up for the day’s events, some sessions have limited capacities so be sure to check your email for information after you complete your registration. Please be sure to check out the Nature Center for any added activities like crafts and make-and-takes too!

**Online registration for this event has ended. Tickets can purchased “at the door.”