Where the Wild Things Run: 5K Trail Run/ 1 Mile Fun Run

Saturday 14th October 2017

E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center: 4956 State Hwy 20 East, Freeport, United States

Trail running, Walking, Running, 1 Mile, 5K


  • 5K Trail Run/Walk - 5K Trail Run/Walk
  • "Little Critter" 1 Mile Fun Run - "Little Critter" 1 Mile Fun Run


Race Description:

Race through the woods for a wild adventure! Join us for the 2nd Annual Where the Wild Things Run. Sign up for the 5K Trail Run or 1 Mile “Little Critter” Fun Run benefiting the E.O.Wilson Biophilia Nature Center on Saturday, October 14th.

The 5K Trail Run course will take you through parts of Nokuse Plantation, a 53,000 acre conservation area. The challenging terrain will highlight the diversity and beauty of our property. Runners, joggers and walkers of all ages are welcome.

The E.O.Wilson Biophilia Center is a non-profit environmental education center with the mission to educated students and visitors on the importance of biodiversity, to promote sustainability, and to encourage conservation, preservation and restoration of ecosystems. Come support the Biophilia Center and explore nature by running WILD!

Race Goodies:

All 5K Trail Run Advanced Registrants, or first 250 signed up, will receive t-shirt, wooden finisher medal, & swag bag.

All “Little Critter” Fun Run Advanced Registrants, or first 100 signed up, will receive wooden finisher medal.

Due to uneven, unpaved, and difficult terrain this trail is NOT stroller or pet friendly. 


Event details and schedule

Registration and Pricing:

5K Trail Run: $35.00

“Little Critter” 1 Mile Fun Run: $15.00

(Children 12 and younger only, please)

*Biophilia Members receive 20% Discount with Coupon Code.

Online advanced registration will be cut off on Thursday, October 12. Any remaining registrations will still be accepted (Cash or Check) at early packet pick up or the day of the race.

Early packet pick up:

Friday, October 13th 5-7 pm @ Bay Baits (base of HWY 331 Bridge) Baybaits.com

Saturday, October 14th  @ Biophilia Center starting at 7:00am.

Event Timeline:

7:00 AM: Race Packet Pick-Up and Late registration if available.

8:00 AM: “Little Critter” 1 Mile Fun Run Start

*Please arrive no less than 30 minutes early for 1 Mile Fun Run.

9:30 AM: 5K Trail Run Starts

*Please arrive early (at least 45 minutes) to allow enough time to walk approx. 1 mile to starting line for 5K. Shuttles will also be available.

After the Race: Celebrate with food, Grayton Beer, music, Bounce house & interactive museum/exhibits.

11:15 AM: Awards Announced

Event Details:

  • Runners will park in gravel lot located in front of main Biophilia Center building. Check in and Registration will be located on front boardwalk in front of main building. 
  • A Secure and free bag check is available with race bib entry.
  • 1 Mile “Little Critter” runners are encouraged to wear their favorite woodland animal or wild thing costume as they run through the woods.
  • Fun Run runners please arrive at least 30 minutes prior to race.
  • 5K Runners will walk/warm up through Biophilia trails to get to starting line (approx. 1 mile from main building). Biophilia staff will also be shuttling people out to race start via golf carts. *Please arrive early to ensure enough time for transportation to race start.  


Awards will be presented in the following categories:

Overall Male and Female for 5K

Overall Male and Female for Fun Run

Male and Female in Fun Run: Ages 6 and under, 7-9, 10-12

Male and Female in 5K: Ages 19 & Under, 20-35, 36-50, 50 and up


Sponsors and Partners:

Special Thanks to our Sponsors and partners: 

Florida Department of Health in Walton County: Walton.floridahealth.gov

Gulf Power: Gulfpower.com

Gulf Coast Insulation: gulfcoastinsulation.com

Ocean Reef Resorts: OceanReefResorts.com

Ruckle Properties: Ruckleproperties.com

Triangle Chevrolet: trianglechevy.com

Preston Hood Chevrolet: PrestonHood.com

Bay Baits: www.baybaits.com

Sunset Pictures Company: sunsetpicturescompany.com

We Create Lift: wecreatelift.com 

Organised by

E. O. Wilson Biophilia Center

4956 State Hwy 20 East, Freeport

Phone: 850-835-1824

Event Images