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A Virtual Community 5K Run/Walk
Benefiting Baltimore Woods Nature Center
September 22 – October 6, 2021

This fall, nature lovers, sports enthusiasts, families, and their supporters from across Central New York and beyond will gather at their starting lines to run or walk a virtual race in support of year-round environmental education programs for all ages and stewardship of the Baltimore Woods preserve.

Join dozens of individuals and families in celebrating the beauty of the autumn season by running or walking a 5k between September 22-October 6 and uploading your time to compete for prizes! We are seeking individuals, families, and teams to participate in this year’s event – every mile you log will not only be recreational time outdoors, but also support Baltimore Woods Nature Center!

How Does the Virtual Run for The Woods Work?

  • 1. Sign up as an individual participant or as a family/team.

  • 2. Choose your own favorite course or head to Baltimore Woods for an optional, marked 5K run/walk course available on the trail system. Run or walk your 5K any time between Sept 22 and Oct 6.

  • 3. Log your run/walk on Map My Run or other favorite running app.

  • 4. Submit a screenshot of your app with your race time and registrant name to Those signing up as a family/team will submit only one race time per team.

  • 5. Check the website after October 8 to see if you are the fastest runner or walker in the land!

  • 6. Looking for a little extra competition? Challenge your friends and neighbors to race, then make up your own prizes!

  • 7. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest individual runners and walkers as well as the fastest families or teams that take on the Baltimore Woods trail run course or those who participate off-site! Share your challenge on social media and tag #baltimorewoodsnaturecenter so we can cheer you on!

Great Family Fun!
Challenge your neighbors and your friends!

5K Race Fee:
$30 for an individual
$85 for a family/household

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Newly designed Limited Edition Race Shirts
to the first 40 sign-ups!

Sneak Peek of the Prizes!

~ coming soon~

Watch for a sneak peek of the prizes!


What’s the Money Used For?

  • Supporting delivery of year-round environmental education programs for all ages, including nature adventure day camps.
  • Stewardship, maintenance, and improvements to over 6 miles of trails and 180-acres of the Baltimore Woods preserve
  • On-site environmental research projects and partnerships
  • Protecting a community resource and keeping you connected to nature!

Thanks to our 2021 Run for The Woods Sponsors!

Headlining Sponsor

Doug's Fish Fry Skaneateles

Woodland Partners

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CNY Community Foundation