Events

Sep
18
Sun
Autumn with the Animals Festival
Sep 18 @ 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
A 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) Canoeing on Cedar Run Lake will be available in 20-min. time slots. Space is limited. Please sign-up at the Canoe dock to reserve a time. Life jackets are required for all participants when canoeing.
  • Hunters of the Sky (Raptor) Educational Program: 10:30am, 11:30am, 1:00pm, 2:00pm
  • Storytime with a Wildlife Resident: 10:45am, 12:45pm (20-25 min.)
  • Guided Trail Hike: 10:30am, 1:00pm
  • Resident Animal Tour: 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm
  • Reptile Encounter Program: 11:45am, 1:45pm, 2:15pm (20-25 min.)
  • Most events, unless otherwise noted, run approximately 30-35 minutes.
  • Registration includes refuge admission for the day including our Wildlife Housing Area and hiking trails. Please explore as you’d like outside of the scheduled activities.

Ongoing:

  • Meet & Greets with some of our Wildlife Residents throughout the day!
  • Make & take crafts, family-friendly games & interactive exhibit tables.
  • Campfire with marshmallows available for purchase. (We also have vegan marshmallows!)
  • Temporary face tattoos, for an additional purchase.
  • Live band will be playing from 10am-2pm, with several breaks.

Our Friends from the following will also be here with educational tables:

Yummy Eats:

Vendor Line-up: Get to know our local small businesses from around the area.
Items for purchase from vendors.

A number of hand-picked crafting & nature-based vendors to shop.
If you would like to be considered as a vendor, please fill out this form: 
Application Form  // Currently Closed. Thank you for submitting.


We could not hold this event without our generous sponsors! 

Looking to get involved?

Sponsorship Opportunities <– Click for Sponsorship Package. 
Currently Closed. Thank you for submitting.
As a participating sponsor, your company will benefit from the promotion of the event through email outreach, social media, and other efforts directed to our fall events attendees and beyond, demonstrating your commitment to our wildlife and local communities. There are several levels of sponsorship detailed on the Sponsorship Commitment Form. Please select the level that will best reflect your support. Your tax-deductible sponsorship commitment will be used to help support Cedar Run’s mission to preserve and protect our native wildlife.

Thank you to our Sponsors!!

Guardians of the Wild:
– Shoprite of Medford
– Animal & Bird Health Care Center & Hospital
– Holman Automotive
– Chemglass Life Sciences
– Garrison Architects
– PSE&G
– South Jersey Radiology Associates
– Murphy’s Fresh Markets
– Burlington Press
– Laura Bishop Communications
– Radwell International

Event Sponsors:

If you are interested in sponsoring to our fundraising event, please reach out to Lisa Franco at lisa.franco@cedarrun.org.
Thank you!


PRE-REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Purchase tickets in advance & save! (Preregistered is closed as of 9/14/22 at midnight)

  • $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 go 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!

Want to see the hype?! Check out last year’s event, in our Facebook Photo Album!

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.


 

Sep
24
Sat
Hoot, Waddle & Stroll 5k Trail Run & Guided Stroll Fundraiser
Sep 24 @ 8:00 am – 10:30 am

Run for a cause this fall in our 9th annual 5k Trail Run. 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, 9/5/22 by MIDNIGHT to ensure you receive your event t-shirt. While supplies last for all who sign up after 9/5/22.

Water & lite bites will be provided to participants before and after the race.
Pre-registration will end on Wednesday, 9/21/22 at midnight. Day of race registration will be open from 8am-9am on Saturday, 9/24/22. 

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: 10 am

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 their love of Cedar Run with their 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.

Donations can be logged under runsignup.com fundraising pages or cedarrun.org/donate. Make sure the donor says “I am supporting (fill in your name)’s 2022 Hoot, Waddle & Stroll 5k fundraiser!” All recorded donations should be logged before Noon on Wednesday, 9/21/22.

Click for our Cedar Run 5k Fundraising Toolkit!

All proceeds from this event go directly towards supporting Cedar Run’s mission of preserving and protecting New Jersey’s wildlife and habitats through education, conservation, and rehabilitation. When you attend a Cedar Run event, you make a direct impact on our community!


We could not hold this event without our generous sponsors! 

Looking to get involved?

Sponsorship Opportunities are currently available for our Fall Events!
As a participating sponsor, your company will benefit from the promotion of the event through email outreach, social media, and other efforts directed to our fall events attendees and beyond, demonstrating your commitment to our wildlife and local communities. There are several levels of sponsorship detailed on the Sponsorship Commitment Form. Please select the level that will best reflect your support. Your tax-deductible sponsorship commitment will be used to help support Cedar Run’s mission to preserve and protect our native wildlife.

CR 2022 Sponsorships Packet

Thank you to our Sponsors!!

Guardians of the Wild:
– Shoprite of Medford
– Animal & Bird Health Care Center & Hospital
– Holman Automotive
– Chemglass Life Sciences
– Garrison Architects
– PSE&G
– South Jersey Radiology Associates
– Murphy’s Fresh Markets
– Burlington Press
– Laura Bishop Communications
– Radwell International

Event Sponsors:

If you are interested in sponsoring to our fundraising event, please reach out to Tracey Bloodworth at tracey.bloodworth@cedarrun.org or Lisa Franco at lisa.franco@cedarrun.org.
Thank you!


PRE-REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Click here to sign up for your advanced registration!

 

Oct
22
Sat
Owl-O-Ween Fun at Cedar Run
Oct 22 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 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, 10/22 at 2pm to get ready for Owl-O-Ween.
Day of Timeline:
The Schedule of events with times will be added soon!
  • Trick-or-Treating, at the Wildlife Housing Area
  • Family-friendly Halloween Movie
  • Costume Contest!
  • Games
  • Halloween Crafts & Coloring
  • Cozy Campfire (marshmallow roasting kits will be sold)

Yummy Eats:


We could not hold this event without our generous sponsors!

Looking to get involved?

Sponsorship Opportunities are currently available for our Fall Events!
As a participating sponsor, your company will benefit from the promotion of the event through email outreach, social media, and other efforts directed to our fall events attendees and beyond, demonstrating your commitment to our wildlife and local communities. There are several levels of sponsorship detailed on the Sponsorship Commitment Form. Please select the level that will best reflect your support. Your tax-deductible sponsorship commitment will be used to help support Cedar Run’s mission to preserve and protect our native wildlife.

CR 2022 Sponsorships Packet

Thank you to our Sponsors!!

Guardians of the Wild:
– Shoprite of Medford
– Animal & Bird Health Care Center & Hospital
– Holman Automotive
– Chemglass Life Sciences
– Garrison Architects
– PSE&G
– South Jersey Radiology Associates
– Murphy’s Fresh Markets
– Burlington Press
– Laura Bishop Communications
– Radwell International

Event Sponsors:

 

If you are interested in sponsoring our fundraising event, please reach out to Lisa Franco at lisa.franco@cedarrun.org.
Thank you!


PRE-REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

Purchase tickets in advance & save! (until 10/19/22 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.


To grab you tickets (and save a little), fill out below:
$13 per Adult: Advanced Ticket
$10 per Child (ages 4-12): Advanced Ticket
FREE!
How did you hear about our program?
$ 0.00
Oct
28
Fri
Cedar Run for Your Life: Haunted Guided FAMILY DAYTIME Hike
Oct 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Just in time for hoots & spooks of Halloween! Only the bravest will dare to explore Cedar Run on our haunted guided family daytime hikes!

Learn a bit more about the Legend of New Jersey’s famous Jersey Devil, as well as other cryptids, and hope he does not make an appearance while you are deep in the woods. We will read the story, and walk through the sets during the daytime. There are no actors during this time, only the decor. So no jump scares, so all can enjoy!

Geared towards the littles (ages 4 & up).
Rain or shine.

Timed Haunted Night Hikes

  • Guided hikes will run between 20-30 minutes long, and will be a guided walking hike.
  • Recommended to arrive at least 20 minutes before your scheduled guided hike, and will promptly begin at the scheduled time.
  • Limited space of 16 per timed guided hike. Advanced registration is required.
  • Dogs and other pets are prohibited, except clearly marked service animals. This is due to the safety of our wildlife animals, for special events and daily visits.

Limited space for each Haunted Guided Hike! Once they go on sale, grab your tickets now before they… disappear!

  • $10 per family (up to 4). Children 3 and under are free. 
  • $4 per additional family member.
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult during the duration of the guided hike.
  • Costumes are encouraged but not required.
  • The daily admission fee is additional if you wish to walk additional trails and our Wildlife Housing Area.

Timed Haunted Guided Hikes

  • 11:00am
  • 1:00pm
  • 2:00pm

 

Looking for the spooky Guided Night Hike on Saturday evening? This is geared towards ages 10 and up. 
Advanced registration is required. Click for details for the NIGHT HIKE.


All proceeds from this event go 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.

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!! 

Price: $ 10.00
Limit to 16 people total per timed hike. Each hike is about 20-30 minutes long.
How did you hear about our program?
$ 0.00

 

Oct
29
Sat
Cedar Run for Your Life: Haunted Guided Night Hike
Oct 29 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm

Just in time for hoots & spooks of Halloween! Only the bravest will dare to explore Cedar Run after dark on our haunted guided night hikes! Learn a bit more about the Legend of New Jersey’s famous Jersey Devil, as well as other cryptids, and hope he does not make an appearance while you are deep in the woods.

Sit around a campfire roasting marshmallows & watch a Halloween movie… if you survive…
Geared toward ages 10 and up.

Rain or shine.

Timed Haunted Night Hikes

  • Doors open at 6:00 pm, and guided tours will begin at 6:30 pm. 
  • The sunset for this evening will be around 6:00 pm.
  • Enjoy a cozy campfire & Halloween movie while you wait for your hike. Marshmallow Roasting Kits (regular & vegan) will be available for purchase.
  • Guided hikes will run between 20-30 minutes long, and will be a guided walking hike.
  • Recommended to arrive at least 20 minutes before your scheduled guided hike, and will promptly begin at the scheduled time.
  • Limited space of 16 per timed guided hike. Advanced registration is required.
  • Every participant in the guided hike will need to sign a waiver before participating in the hike. Not recommended for pregnant women or anyone with a heart condition.
  • Flashlights are allowed in our parking lot area, but cannot be used during the experience of guided hike.
  • Dogs and other pets are prohibited, except clearly marked service animals. This is due to the safety of our wildlife animals, for special events and daily visits.

Limited space for each Haunted Guided Hike! Once they go on sale, grab your tickets now before they… disappear!

  • $15 per person.
  • Children ages 10-15 must be accompanied by an adult during the duration of the guided hike.
  • No children under 10 may be permitted on the guided hikes.
  • Costumes are encouraged but not required.

Timed Haunted Guided Hikes

  • 6:30pm
  • 6:45pm
  • 7:00pm
  • 7:30pm
  • 7:45pm
  • 8:00pm
  • 8:30pm
  • 8:45pm
  • 9:00pm
  • 9:30pm

Do you have a younger one that wants to see the set in the daytime? Come Friday night for a daytime guided tour!
Advanced registration is required. Click for details.


All proceeds from this event go 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.

 

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!! 

Ages 10-15 must have an Adult present with them on the Guided Night Hike ticketed time. Limit to 16 people total per timed hike. Each hike is about 20-30 minutes long.
Limit to 16 people total per timed hike. Each hike is about 20-30 minutes long.
How did you hear about our program?
$ 0.00

Every participant in the guided hike will need to sign a waiver before participating in the hike.


Cedar Run for Your Life: Haunted Guided Hike Waiver Form

RELEASE, INDEMNIFICATION, AND HOLD HARMLESS AGREEMENT In consideration of participating in haunted guided hike activities and for other good and valuable consideration, I hereby agree to release and discharge from liability arising from negligence Woodford Cedar Run Wildlife Refuge and its directors, officers, employees, agents, volunteers, and all other persons or entities acting for them (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Releasees”), on behalf of myself and my children, parents, heirs, assigns, personal representative and estate, and also agree as follows: 1. I acknowledge that these activities involve known and unanticipated risks which could result in physical or emotional injury, paralysis or permanent disability, death, and property damage. Risks include, but are not limited to broken bones, bruises and other bodily injuries caused by falls, objects or other participants; medical conditions resulting from physical activity; damaged clothing or other property, coming in contact or contracting the Covid-19 virus or any other viruses. I understand such risks simply cannot be eliminated, despite the use of safety equipment, without jeopardizing the essential qualities of the activity. 2. I expressly accept and assume all of the risks inherent in this activity or that might have been caused by the negligence of the Releasees. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary and I elect to participate despite the risks. In addition, if at any time I believe that event conditions are unsafe or that I am unable to participate due to physical or medical conditions, then I will immediately discontinue participation. 3. I expressly accept and assume all of the risks inherent in this activity or that might have been caused by the negligence of the Releasees known that this event is in a group setting and that I may come in contact or contract the Covid-19 virus or any other viruses. My participation in this activity is purely voluntary and I elect to participate and release any liability from the Releasees despite the risks 4. I hereby voluntarily release, forever discharge, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless Releasees from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action which are in any way connected with my participation in this activity, or my use of their equipment or facilities, arising from negligence. This release does not apply to claims arising from intentional conduct. Should Releasees or anyone acting on their behalf be required to incur attorney’s fees and costs to enforce this agreement, I agree to indemnify and hold them harmless for all such fees and costs. 5. I represent that I have adequate insurance to cover any injury or damage I suffer or cause while participating in this activity, or else I agree to bear the costs of such injury or damage myself. I further represent that I have no medical or physical condition which could interfere with my safety in this activity, or else I am willing to assume- and bear the costs of- all risks that may be created, directly or indirectly, by any such condition. 6. In the event that I file a lawsuit, I agree to do so solely in the state where the Releasees’ facility is located, and I further agree that the substantive law of that state shall apply. 7. I agree that if any portion of this agreement is found to be void or unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect. By signing this document, I agree that if I am hurt or my property is damaged during my participation in this activity, then I may be found by a court of law to have waived my rights to maintain a lawsuit against the parties being released on the basis of any claim for negligence. I have had sufficient time to read this entire document and, should I choose to do so, consult with legal counsel prior to signing. Also, I understand that this activity might not be made available to me or that the cost to engage in this activity would be significantly greater if I choose to not sign this release, and agree that the opportunity to participate at the stated cost in return for the execution of this release is a reasonable bargain.