Events

Sep
8
Sun
Grandparents Day
Sep 8 @ 1:00 pm

Join us for a family-friendly hike along the white trail and end with a tour of the wildlife housing area. Begins at 1pm. $10/adult, $8/child ages 4 and up, ages 3 and under free. Advanced registration required.

 

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Sep
22
Sun
Autumn with the Animals
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Help welcome the fall season with a fun day for the whole family! Activities include games, guided hikes, crafts, food, canoeing, face painting, and educational demonstrations and programs. 11-4pm. All proceeds benefit Cedar Run. $10/person ages 4 and up, ages 3 and under FREE.

Interested in sponsoring our event? Click here for more information: 2019 AWA HWS Sponsor form

Activities include:

  • Hunters of the Sky (Raptor) programs
  • Canoeing on Cedar Run lake
  • Reptile Encounter programs
  • Guided wildlife area tours and hikes
  • Games!
  • Face painting
  • Campfire with marshmallows available for purchase
  • Lots of fun vendor and exhibitor led activities

Many thanks to our confirmed vendors and exhibitors for 2019. See you all there!

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Autumn with the Animals
Sep 22 @ 11:00 am – 4:00 pm

Help welcome the fall season with a fun day for the whole family! Activities include games, guided hikes, crafts, food, canoeing, face painting, and educational demonstrations and programs. 11-4pm. All proceeds benefit Cedar Run. $10/person ages 4 and up, ages 3 and under FREE.

Interested in sponsoring our event? Click here for more information: 2019 AWA HWS Sponsor form

Activities include:

  • Hunters of the Sky (Raptor) programs
  • Canoeing on Cedar Run lake
  • Reptile Encounter programs
  • Guided wildlife area tours and hikes
  • Games!
  • Face painting
  • Campfire with marshmallows available for purchase
  • Lots of fun vendor and exhibitor led activities

Many thanks to our confirmed vendors and exhibitors for 2019. See you all there!

Food for purchase by:

 

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!).

Nov
2
Sat
Movie Night at Cedar Run
Nov 2 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a screening of The Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s award-winning documentary – Bird of Prey (synopsis below). Event to run rain or shine inside our outdoor pavilion (don’t worry – we have an outdoor heater if it’s cold!) Guests will enjoy an up-close experience with a few of our resident birds of prey, a bonfire to run throughout the night with marshmallows, and a screening of this spectacular film (popcorn is included!). 6pm-8pm. $15 adult / $10 child. Please feel free to bring your own camping chair (benches and folding chairs provided for those without their own chairs). Advanced registration required – program size limited to 40 guests!

World-renowned wildlife cinematographer, Neil Rettig, embarks on the most challenging assignment of his career: to find and film the rarest eagle on the planet.  An expertly woven tale with stunning cinematography, Bird of Prey journeys deep into the vanishing world of the Great Philippine Eagle and reveals an inspiring group of people that are determined to save the world’s most critically endangered eagle species from extinction.

 

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$15 per adult
$10 per child
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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
23
Sat
Owls in Autumn
Nov 23 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Program begins inside the nature center for an up-close experience with our resident owls followed by a hike on the trail in search of our local species. Suitable for ages 8 and up. 6-8pm. $12/member, $15/non-member. This program will fill up! Advanced registration required.

Event now full!

Dec
18
Wed
Gift Wrapping Event at Barnes and Noble @ Barnes and Noble
Dec 18 @ 10:00 am – 10:00 pm

Join Cedar Run staff and volunteers at Moorestown’s Barnes and Noble’s (1311 Nixon Drive, Moorestown) gift wrapping event. We will be on hand all day assisting you with gift wrapping your purchases. An ambassador or two may make an appearance as well!

Dec
21
Sat
Winter Solstice Owl Prowl
Dec 21 @ 4:30 pm – 6:00 pm

Winter is the perfect time for owl spotting. Join us on the shortest day of the year–Winter Solstice–for a fun Owl Prowl at Cedar Run! Program begins at the nature center. Begins at 4:30-6:00pm. $12/adult, $10/child. Suitable for ages 8 and up. Advanced registration required.

Event full! Email Education@cedarrun.org to be added to the waiting list.

Dec
27
Fri
Winter Break
Dec 27 all-day

Enjoy a special day of programs at the refuge. We will present Hunters of the Sky at 11am and 1pm. Kids can also make a special holiday craft inside the nature center. All ages welcome. Program included with the price of admission.

Dec
28
Sat
Dine & Donate at Runway Cafe @ Runway Cafe
Dec 28 @ 8:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us for a “Dine & Donate” to support Cedar Run at the Runway Cafe (South Jersey Regional Airport, 68 Stacy Haines Rd., Lumberton, NJ) from 8am-4pm. Some of our resident wildlife will make an appearance throughout the day too!

Jan
18
Sat
Volunteer Information Session
Jan 18 @ 2:00 pm

Our dedicated volunteers are truly the lifeblood of the organization!

Join us to learn valuable skills while helping us accomplish our mission. Volunteer opportunities at the refuge include:

  • Helping care for wildlife
  • Helping with educational programs
  • Greeting visitors at our Nature Center
  • Staffing at festival special events
  • Fundraising
  • Building and repairing wildlife enclosures
  • General office work
  • Event planning

Volunteers must be at least 16 years of age and attend a “Volunteer Information Session.” Volunteer Information Sessions are typically held just before the arrival of our wildlife babies in January, February and March. Dates for 2020 are January 18th, February 22nd, and March 14th, 2020. Sign-ups can be made below.

Become A Volunteer

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**NOTE: Volunteers will be asked to pay a one-time non-refundable application fee. Volunteers UNDER 18 will be asked to pay

$20 this fee supports staff time and resources associated with processing and training. Please note: Submission of a volunteer application and application fee does not guarantee a volunteer position at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge.

Volunteers 18 AND OVER will be asked to pay $40, this fee covers the cost of a criminal background check and supports staff time and resources associated with training and processing. This is a criminal history only check, not a credit check. Our insurance mandates this check because we have groups of children on the premises year round. Please note: Submission of a volunteer application and application fee does not guarantee a volunteer position at Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge.

Please DO NOT call about volunteer opportunities. Our coordinator also works in the hospital and is usually caring for our wildlife!

Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge does not host police or court ordered community service hours. We do appreciate all types of service, but our status as an education facility prohibits our organization from hosting police or court ordered community service.

Feb
8
Sat
Wildlife Baby Shower @ Medford United Methodist Church
Feb 8 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Feb
17
Mon
President’s Day
Feb 17 all-day

Kids can make a pinecone birdfeeder to take home inside the Nature Center. All ages welcome. FREE with admission.