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Run Wild at Caw Caw’s Where the Wild Things Run 5K

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Explore your wild side on the beautiful nature trails of Caw Caw Interpretive Center when the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission hosts its annual Where the Wild Things Run 5K run and walk on Saturday, March 5th.

“Caw Caw Interpretive Center is one of our hidden gems,” said Allison Foster, fitness and wellness manager for Charleston County Parks. “Participants will have the rare opportunity to traverse sandy dirt roads, forest trails, grassy levees and a boardwalk.”

Adults and kids alike are encouraged to take advantage of family-friendly yoga throughout the morning and readings from Maurice Sendak’s book, Where the Wild Things Are. After the race, stick around for the awards ceremony with food and beverages.

The race begins at 8:30 am on Saturday, March 5th. The 5K run and walk is for ages 10 and up; ages 10-15 will need to be accompanied by an adult chaperone. The race fee is $38, and registration ends Wednesday, Feb. 28th. There will not be on-site or race day registration available.

To help preserve and protect our natural resources and interpretive trails, dogs and bicycles are not allowed at Caw Caw. Please be aware that the course offers occasional areas of uneven terrain and varies from hard-packed trails with roots to grass and boardwalks. Strollers are not recommended. Water stations will be available on the course, but pre-filled, personal water bottles are highly recommended.

Caw Caw Interpretive Center is a 654-acre site in Ravenel that is rich in natural, cultural and historical resources. It contains areas managed for wildlife including waterfowl, songbirds, otters, deer and more, as well as favored habitats for rare wildlife such as American Alligators, Swallow-tailed Kites, Bald Eagles, and others.  The scenic park features more than seven miles of trails with trailside exhibits, elevated boardwalks through wetlands, historic rice fields, remnants of a former tea farm, and wildlife habitats.

Where the Wild Things Run will also be the first race in Charleston County Parks’ new 5K trail race series.

“The series encourages more individuals and families to explore the outdoors in our 5K trail races offered throughout the year with package discounts and awards for qualifying series participants,” said Foster. For more information or to sign up for the trail race series, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com.

Register for the Where the Wild Things Run 5K Run and Walk online at CharlestonCountyParks.com or call 843-795-4386.

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