Weekend Getaway: Run Wild

craig.hill@thenewstribune.comOctober 4, 2013 

RUN WILD

WHAT: This annual family oriented fun run through Northwest Trek has routes that cover 5 and 8 kilometers. Walkers are encouraged to participate. There will be a special race for children ages 3-11. Much of the event is on the park’s trail system.

When: Saturday. Races start at 8:30 a.m.

Where: Northwest Trek Wildlife Park.

History: This is the 15th Run Wild.

Activities: Participants receive a Northwest Trek pass good for the day. Prizes will be awarded after the race. There will be refreshments at the finish. Participants can take the 50-minute tram tour of the 435-acre forest to view animals they don’t see during the run.

Getting there: Follow state Route 161 toward Eatonville. Northwest Trek is located 35 miles southeast of Tacoma.

Cost: $40 for runners and walkers. No charge for the kid’s dash.

Of note: Check-in begins at 7 a.m. The kids dash is at 10 a.m. Awards and prizes will be distributed at 10:30 a.m. No strollers, in-line skates, bicycles or pets are permitted. All proceeds go to Northwest Trek’s youth education programs. The entrance to Northwest Trek closes at 7:50 a.m. and late arrivals will not be admitted.

Information: nwtrek.org.

Craig Hill, craig.hill@thenewstribune.com

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