Jessica Cejnar / Monday, Aug. 31 @ 1:05 p.m.

5k Fun Run-Walk in the Redwoods Goes Virtual


Runners take part in the Redwood Parks Conservancy's fun run 5k. Photo courtesy of the Redwood Parks Conservancy.

COVID-19 isn't keeping the Redwood Parks Conservancy from holding its annual 5k fun run/walk, though it'll be a virtual affair this year.

From an Aug. 31 news release:

Join us for the seventh annual (and first virtual) Run in the Redwoods 5k Fun Run/Walk. Participation is easy! Register online then run or walk a 5k wherever you live anytime between Oct. 3-10, 2020. You can run, walk, treadmill, hop, skip, even paddle your 5k. Ask your family and friends to join you in supporting your parks and public lands. 

Even if you’re not able to participate, you can still help Redwood Parks Conservancy (RPC) simply by registering and paying the entry fee and you’ll be sent a long-sleeve custom event shirt.  

We have more in store to make the most of the Virtual Run in the Redwoods experience, including videos from the park, running bibs and finisher ribbons and ways to participate from wherever you are with photos and videos. Check our Facebook page for updates: https://www.facebook.com/Redwoodparks. All registered participants will get email updates with details. 

The Virtual Run in Redwoods 5k is one of only two fundraising events RPC uses to assist our partner parks so we need your help more than ever before. All proceeds from the event, including support from our generous sponsors, will provide critical funds needed for education, restoration, science and visitor services in Redwood National and State Parks and our other partner public lands. 

Register online via RPC’s website: (www.redwoodparksconservancy.org). Registration fees include: $40 for long-sleeve custom shirt; $45 for custom shirt and bib; $50 for custom shirt, bib and finisher ribbon. Register prior to September 15 to receive your shirt early and wear it during your 5k! 

For more information on Run in the Redwoods, please contact David Reed, Redwood Parks Conservancy, at 707-445-6547 x16.   

For park maps and other information about visiting Redwood National and State Parks, visit the RNSP website at:  www.nps.gov/redw.


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