Walk for the Wild

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Enjoy a walk in nature at your own pace the week of October 10 – 16 in celebration of National Wildlife Refuge Week. Choose any of the Refuge’s 20 miles of trails to hike your 5K (3.1 miles) throughout the week or try a suggested route to complete in one day. You can also visit Walk for the Wild Virtual Running Club to sign up for free to walk for Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge or choose the standard registration for a fee to receive an official Walk for the Wild t-shirt.

5K In a Day: Park at the Visitor Center and hike the Discovery Trail. The trailhead is located on the back patio of the Visitor Center. Cross Havana Street to Lake Mary. Take the trail to the south (right) and catch the Prairie Trail. At the end of the trail before you reach 64th Avenue turn left and walk along the paved portion of the Lake Ladora Loop Trail. At the top of the hill turn left to connect with Lake Mary Loop Trail to the floating boardwalk. Follow Lake Mary Loop trail back to Havana Street. Cross Havana Street and hike the Discovery Trail to reach the Visitor Center.

By joining us, you commit to:
• Move a distance of 5K (3.1 miles) in nature. It’s up to you how you move (as long as you do it self-propelled), where in nature you go, and whether you go solo or with friends or family.
• Choose a favorite or soon-to-be-favorite national wildlife refuge to walk for. We hope to see as many wildlife refuges represented as possible and look forward to reporting how many are represented by Walk for the Wild participants.
• During the week, record your activity — walking, jogging, hiking, strolling, or whatever you choose — either manually, or using your favorite fitness tracker. Once you’ve completed the 5k distance (3.1 miles), you are officially a Finisher!
• OPTIONAL, if you are competitive and want to see who can do the challenge the fastest or slowest, you can report your finish time by October 31, 2021.
• Lastly, we hope you share your challenge experiences on social media with the hashtag #walkforthewild2021 and #WildlifeRefuge