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Ecothon at the Wilds 5K/10K

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Location: Cumberland, Ohio

Race Date: 4/30/14

Course Type: Road

Race Distance: 5k, 10k, 50 Mile

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added on 1/16/09 by Chris Barber

This 10K Trail Run, 5K Trail Run, and 5K Trail Walk is set to begin at 10 a.m. on the Wilds' highly-regarded cross-country course, and will be held rain or shine.

Immerse yourself in the beautiful environment of the Wilds. Navigate the trails across rolling grasslands. Take in the sweeping views along the lakes, woodlands, and wetlands of these unique lands. Breathe in the fresh air. Sweat a little. Smile a lot. Join hundreds of others in a day not to be missed.

From serious runners to casual walkers, to families and workplace teams, EcoThon at the Wilds is for anyone wishing to enjoy the outdoors and help support the Wilds' important conservation science and education programs.

Entry Fees

$30- Early registration by April 1 (Mailed entries must be postmarked April 1.)

$35- After April 1 and event day entry.

Wilds members may deduct $5 from entry fee. Proof of membership required.

With Your Registration, You Will Receive:

?「どィャ「 Free custom-designed T-shirt

?「どィャ「 Free gifts in registration packet

?「どィャ「 Chances to win door prizes

?「どィャ「 Chance to earn custom commemorative stoneware awards

?「どィャ「 Free snacks and refreshments after the race

?「どィャ「 Safari Transport Pass to use on race day or later in the season (a $23 value)

?「どィャ「 Our thanks for supporting the Wilds' important mission


Custom stoneware made locally in Muskingum County, Ohio, featuring the commemorative EcoThon 2009 logo, will be awarded to the following finishers:

5K and 10K Trail Runs

?「どィャ「 Top three males and top three females overall

?「どィャ「 Top three males and top three females in each of the following groups: 10 and under; 11-14; 15-19; 20-24; 25-29; 30-34; 35-39; 40-44; 45-49; 50-54; 55-59; 60-64; 65-69; 70 ; cruiser-weight division.

5K Trail Walk

?「どィャ「 First 25 finishers.

Come For The RUN, Stay For The FUN!

Enjoy lunch at the Wilds' Overlook Caf?...ャゥ, and then a Safari Transport tour!

The Johnson Visitor Center, Overlook Caf?...ャゥ, and Gift Market will be open after the race.

Safari Transport Tours

You may redeem your free Safari Transport pass on the event day following the race or return at a later date for a guided tour to see and learn about the rare and endangered species at the Wilds.

Safari Transport tickets for your guest(s) will be available for purchase on event day at the admissions window.

NO PETS ALLOWED ANYWHERE ON WILDS PROPERTY (including parking lot and event venue).


For More Information

Please contact or call the Wilds' Reservation Coordinator at 740-638-5030 x2268.

Sichuan Takin

Proceeds from this year's EcoThon, with the theme of "Runnin'...Walkin'...Takin!" will help support the important conservation work for Sichuan takin. The Sichuan takin is native to the mountainous Sichuan province area of China, and can also be found in Bhutan, India, and Myanmar. There are only a few thousand left living in the wild. They are unusual looking animals. Although a member of the goat family, their odd shaped bodies create comparisons to bison and bears. This species is at risk because of habitat loss, habitat degradation, and hunting. The Wilds is able to offer critical support for the Sichuan takin Species Survival Plan (SSP) through scientific study and breeding research. The Wilds' breeding program is off to a successful start with the birth of five kids in 2008. The Wilds is now home to the largest herd of Sichuan takin in North America. Your support is critical to this important project. Thank you for playing your part to help us in our mission to advance conservation through science, education, and personal experience.

Parking and Arrival

Park at the Wilds' main lot on 14000 International Road, Cumberland.

To help ensure an on-time race start, please arrive no later than 9 a.m.

Official Race Website

Contact Info or call the Wilds' Reservation Coordinator at 740-638-5030 x2268.


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