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!).

Night Hike
Sep 28 @ 6:30 pm

Experience the refuge in an exciting way, at night! Enjoy a guided hike at night to visit nocturnal habitats that are home to owls, raccoons, opossums and other wildlife that emerge after dark. Be there as the ‘night shift’ awakens. Program begins at the nature center. Hike is 1 mile. $10/person. Suitable for ages 8 and up. Advanced registration required.

September 6:30 pm start; October 5:30 pm start

 

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Sep
30
Mon
Rosh Hashanah – No School?
Sep 30 all-day

Enjoy a special day of programs at the refuge. We will present Hunters of the Sky at 11am and 1pm. All ages welcome. Program included with the price of admission.

Oct
5
Sat
Kid’s Photography Workshop
Oct 5 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a morning of photography for KIDS ONLY! Our trained staff will help children ages 6-13 learn tricks and techniques for photographing wildlife. $12/member, $15/nonmember. 10:00-11:30am. Advanced registration and pre-payment are required.

September event cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Oct
6
Sun
Raptor Photography Session @ Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for a morning of photography. Our trained staff will bring select birds out of their enclosures for photographing up-close and personal on perches and in a natural setting. This program will be limited to 12 participants. 9-11am. $50/member, $60/nonmember. Advanced registration & pre-payment required.

 

Raptor Photography Session

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Oct
9
Wed
Yom Kippur- No School?
Oct 9 all-day

Enjoy a special day of programs at the refuge. We will present Raptors and Reptiles at 11am and 1pm. All ages welcome. Program included with the price of admission.

Oct
21
Mon
Refuge Ramblers
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for a morning outdoors, rain or shine. We will set off on a hike in search of the many living things that call the refuge home. Will it be lizards, toads, bug-eating plants, creepy crawlies? We never know what we’ll find along the way. Ages 6-10. 10-11am. $8/child. Advanced registration required.

 

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You & Me
Oct 21 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for a fun and engaging program about one of our resident animals. We will read books, do a craft and learn about a different animal each month. Ages 2-5. 10-11am. $8/child with adult. Advanced registration required.

 

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Oct
27
Sun
Night Hike
Oct 27 @ 6:30 pm

Experience the refuge in an exciting way, at night! Enjoy a guided hike at night to visit nocturnal habitats that are home to owls, raccoons, opossums and other wildlife that emerge after dark. Be there as the ‘night shift’ awakens. Program begins at the nature center. Hike is 1 mile. $10/person. Suitable for ages 8 and up. Advanced registration required.

September 6:30 pm start; October 5:30 pm start

 

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Nov
2
Sat
Kid’s Photography Workshop
Nov 2 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

Join us for a morning of photography for KIDS ONLY! Our trained staff will help children ages 6-13 learn tricks and techniques for photographing wildlife. $12/member, $15/nonmember. 10:00-11:30am. Advanced registration and pre-payment are required.

September event cancelled. Sorry for the inconvenience.

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Nov
7
Thu
Day-Off Adventures
Nov 7 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Enjoy a full day of fun at Cedar Run. Activities include hiking, games, live animals, crafts and more. Children in K-6th can join us from 9am-3pm. $60/day per child. Register for both days and save. Advanced registration required.

 

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Nov
8
Fri
Day-Off Adventures
Nov 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Enjoy a full day of fun at Cedar Run. Activities include hiking, games, live animals, crafts and more. Children in K-6th can join us from 9am-3pm. $60/day per child. Register for both days and save. Advanced registration required.

 

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Nov
11
Mon
Veteran’s Day
Nov 11 all-day

FREE refuge admission for all retired and active military. Please present your ID at the nature center. We thank you for your service.

Nov
18
Mon
Refuge Ramblers
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for a morning outdoors, rain or shine. We will set off on a hike in search of the many living things that call the refuge home. Will it be lizards, toads, bug-eating plants, creepy crawlies? We never know what we’ll find along the way. Ages 6-10. 10-11am. $8/child. Advanced registration required.

 

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You & Me
Nov 18 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Join us for a fun and engaging program about one of our resident animals. We will read books, do a craft and learn about a different animal each month. Ages 2-5. 10-11am. $8/child with adult. Advanced registration required.

 

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