Events

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!

Food for purchase by:

 

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
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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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

 

Dec
29
Tue
“Tracks and Traces” Day Off Adventures
Dec 29 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Day off from school? Join us for a full day of fun activities at Cedar Run!

We’ll learn to walk like an animal, follow tracks around the refuge and make tracks of your own, discover scat and enjoy lunch and marshmallows by a roaring fire! Children should dress for the weather and plan on spending the day entirely outdoors. Bring a lunch, snack and water bottle. 9am-3pm. Grades K-5th. $60/child. Space is limited to 10 children per group. Face masks are required when social distancing isn’t possible. Temperature check and health screening at check-in. Advanced registration required.

Registration has ended.

 

 

Jan
18
Mon
“FFFFrigid Fun” Day Off Adventures
Jan 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Its cold! Let’s give our animal friends a boost to make it the rest of the winter and prep for spring with bird feeders and berry treats! We’ll find out how animals survive the long cold winter. Stay warm with lots of camp fun and games while enjoying a day away from the screens! Children should dress for the weather and plan on spending the day entirely outdoors. Bring a lunch, snack and water bottle. 9am-3pm. Grades K-5th. $60/child. Space is limited to 10 children per group. Face masks are required when social distancing isn’t possible. Temperature check and health screening at check-in. Advanced registration required. Register for multiple days and save!

This event has been cancelled. Check out our upcoming Day-Offs in February!

Feb
12
Fri
“Have a Heart” Day Off Adventures
Feb 12 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Have a Heart this Valentine’s Day! Join us for a full day-off camp as we show our love and appreciation for our Resident Animals! We’ll create heart-themed enrichment for them to explore and play with. Make a special Cedar Run valentine for your family and friends! Children should dress for the weather and plan on spending the day entirely outdoors. Bring a lunch, snack and water bottle. 9am-3pm. Grades K-5th. $60/child. Space is limited to 10 children per group. Face masks are required when social distancing isn’t possible. Temperature check and health screening at check-in. Advanced registration required. Register for multiple days and save!

Registration has ended.

Feb
28
Sun
Wildlife Baby Shower Drive-Thru
Feb 28 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Help us by delivering essential items in preparation for the upcoming arrival of thousands of injured and/or orphaned wild ones.
Drive thru and wave a quick hello OR stay and spend some time visiting Cedar Run!
There will be grab & go kids goody bags*, an art show, chance to win raffle baskets & special appearances by non-releasable wildlife.
*While supplies last.
Help us prepare by bringing items from our wishlist! If you are unable to attend – we are always accepting donations of goods at our wildlife hospital.
Much needed supplies include:
– Mop heads (O Cedar Big Easy Refill)
– Large trash bags (39-gallon size)
– Paper towels
– Ziploc bags (all sizes)
– Tissues
– Puppy pads
– Amazon Gift Cards
– Lysol wipes
– Bleach wipes
– Dish soap
– Laundry detergent
– Hand soap refills
– Green baby food
– Orange baby food
– Rice cereal
– Scrub Daddy sponges
– Exo-Terra 60-watt reptile bulbs
– Snuggle safe heating pad discs
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Cedar Run is a non-profit dedicated to the preservation of New Jersey’s wildlife and habitats through education, conservation and rehabilitation. The Wildlife Hospital cares for more than 6,000 injured, orphaned or displaced native wildlife each year!
Mar
13
Sat
Brunch with a Wildlife Rehabilitator
Mar 13 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Brunch with a Wildlife Rehabilitator @ Medford | New Jersey | United States

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. Pricing is $50 per person. This experience is geared for ages 15 and up only. Face masks are required for the duration of the program except when eating.

**Advanced registration required – program size limited to 20 guests!**

$50 per person
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Apr
11
Sun
Brunch with a Wildlife Rehabilitator
Apr 11 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm
Brunch with a Wildlife Rehabilitator @ Medford | New Jersey | United States

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. Pricing is $50 per person. This experience is geared for ages 15 and up only. Face masks are required for the duration of the program except when eating.

**Advanced registration required – program size limited to 20 guests!**

$50 per person
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Apr
22
Thu
Earth Day Work Day
Apr 22 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Sep
19
Sun
Autumn with the Animals Festival
Sep 19 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Fun-filled day for the whole family! Go wild for our wildlife programs, live music, canoeing, food, games, crafts, campfire & more! Great for children ages 3 & up!


Day of Timeline:

  • Canoeing on the Cedar Run Lake: 10:00am – 2:45pm (advanced sign-up day of the event)
  • Storytime with a Wildlife Resident: 10:30am
  • Hunters of the Sky (Raptor) Educational Program: 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm
  • Guided Wildlife Housing Area Hike: 10:30am & 1:00pm
  • Reptile Encounter Program: 11:45am, 12:30pm, 2:00pm
  • Meet & Greets with some of our Wildlife Residents throughout the day!
  • Temporary face tattoos
  • Campfire with marshmallows available for purchase

Yummy Eats:

Our Friends from the following will also be here with Tables:

 


UPDATE 9/15/21: PRE-REGISTRATION ENDS FRIDAY 9/17/21 AT NOON. There will be tickets at the door for purchase day of the event. 

Purchase tickets in advance & save! (until 9/17/21 at Noon)

  • $13 per Adult (Save $2!)
  • $10 per Child ages 4-12 (Save $2!)
  • FREE for Children 3 & under

Day of ticket pricing:

  • $15 per Adult
  • $12 per Child ages 4-12
  • FREE for Children 3 & under

All proceeds from this event goes directly towards supporting Cedar Run’s mission of the preservation and protection of New Jersey’s wildlife and habitats through education, conservation and rehabilitation. When you attend a Cedar Run event, you make a direct impact in our community!

 

Please no birthday parties or scout programs for these events. If you are interested in hosting a birthday party or scout program at Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, please check out our website links for Birthday Parties & Scout Programs.

General admission, promotional day passes (free-day passes/groupons) & library passes will not work for Special Events, such as this one.

 

 


UPDATE 9/17/21: Pre-registration is closed. There will be tickets at the door for purchase day of the event. 
Sep
25
Sat
Hoot, Waddle & Stroll 5k Trail Run & Guided Stroll Fundraiser
Sep 25 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am

Run for a cause this fall in our 8th annual 5k Trail Run, going through our trails & Wildlife Enclosure Area. Run, walk or waddle on the same course with professional timing. Not a runner or looking to support another participant? Enjoy the outdoors & take a guided stroll through our Wildlife Housing Area with one of our guides. Geared for all ages!

Pre-registration tickets are ON SALE NOW! Sign up before Monday, September 6th to ensure you get your event t-shirt. While supplies last for all who sign up after 9/6/21.
Water & lite bites will be provided to participants before and after the race.

UPDATE 9/15: Pre-registration will end on Wednesday, 9/22/21 at midnight. Day of race registration will be open from 8am-9am on Saturday, 9/25/21. 

 

5k Trail Runners: 

  • $30 per Adult Runner
  • $25 per Student Runner

Guided Stroller:

  • $18 per Adult
  • $8 per Child ages 4-12
  • FREE for Children 3 & under

 

Top male and female racers will receive prizes!
The race begins and ends at the Pavilion outside of the Nature Center.

 


Event Details:

  • Check-in & Registration: 8-9 am
  • 5k Race Start: 9 am
  • Guided Stroll: Starts after the race begins
  • Awards: Will follow the end of the race
  • Nature Center opens: 10am

Feel free to walk around the Wildlife Housing Area, Nature Center & our trails after the race.


Fundraising Opportunities:

We are encouraging all participants to share your love of Cedar Run with your friends & family by fundraising either as individuals or as a team.

The top individual & top team fundraisers will receive a prize!
As a token of our appreciation, the top fundraisers for teams & individuals will be awarded with the following:

TOP INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISER:

  • Certificate of Appreciation
  • Adoption Package for the Wildlife Ambassador of Your Choosing ($50 value)
  • 1-Year Family (2 adults/ 3 children) Membership ($75 value)
  • $10 Gift Card to the Nature Center Gift Shop

TOP TEAM FUNDRAISERS:

  • Certificate of Appreciation for each Individual
  • Adoption Package for the Wildlife Ambassador of Your Choosing ($35 value)
  • 1-Year Family of 2 Membership ($40 value)
  • $10 Gift Card to the Nature Center Gift Shop

Donations can be logged under active.com or runsignup.com fundraising pages, or cedarrun.org/donate. Make sure the donor says “I am supporting (fill in your name)’s 2021 Hoot, Waddle & Stroll 5k fundraiser!” All recorded donations should be logged before Noon on Friday, 9/24/21.

Click here for our Cedar Run 5k Fundraising Toolkit. (This will automatically download materials.)

All proceeds from this event goes directly towards supporting Cedar Run’s mission of the preservation and protection of New Jersey’s wildlife and habitats through education, conservation and rehabilitation. When you attend a Cedar Run event, you make a direct impact in our community!


Click here to sign up for your advanced tickets here!

 

Oct
23
Sat
Owl-O-Ween Fun at Cedar Run
Oct 23 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

 

No tricks here! Dress up in your Halloween costumes & enjoy an afternoon trick-or-treating at our wildlife enclosures, along with a Halloween movie, costume contest, games, crafts, food & more! It is going to be a hoot! Great for children ages 3 & up!

Cedar Run will be closed to the public for general admissions on Saturday, 10/23 at 1pm to get ready for Owl-O-Ween.

Doors open at 3:00pm

  • Pre-register for our Kid’s Costume Contest (see categories below)

3:00pm – 6:00pm

  • Games
  • Halloween Crafts & Coloring
  • Cozy Campfire (marshmallow roasting kits will be sold)

3:15pm – 5:15pm

  • Trick-or-Treating, at the Wildlife Housing Area
  • Family-friendly Halloween Movie, at the Nature Center parking lot

5:15pm – Kid’s Costume Contest, at the Pavilion

  • Categories for prizes include:
    • Scariest Costume
    • Funniest Costume
    • Most Original Costume
    • Best Overall Costume
    • Best Family/Group Costume – up to 5 may enter

6:00pm – Thanks for coming! It’s been a hoot! 

Yummy Eats:

We have another Halloween event following Owl-O-Ween, geared towards ages 10 & up… Cedar Run for Your Life: Haunted Guided Hikes!
Pre-registration is required, and will need to purchase separate tickets for Cedar Run for Your Life.
For more information & to grab your tickets, visit: Cedar Run for Your Life: Haunted Guided Hikes.

PRE-REGISTRATION CLOSED ON FRIDAY 10/22/21 at 10am. Day of entry is available.

Day of ticket pricing:

  • $15 per Adult
  • $12 per Child ages 4-12
  • FREE for Children 3 & under

All proceeds from this event goes directly towards supporting Cedar Run’s mission of the preservation and protection of New Jersey’s wildlife and habitats through education, conservation and rehabilitation. When you attend a Cedar Run event, you make a direct impact in our community!

Please no birthday parties or scout programs for these events. If you are interested in hosting a birthday party or scout program at Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge, please check out our website links for Birthday Parties & Scout Programs.
General admission, promotional day passes (free-day passes/groupons) & library passes will not work for Special Events, such as this one.