Where do wild things run? At Caw Caw Interpretive Center! The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) hosts its annual Where the Wild Things Run, a 5K Run and Walk on Saturday, March 4.
Nature lovers get a little slice of heaven as they make their way through the trails of the beloved Caw Caw Interpretive Center, which is known for its wildlife. Runners and walkers will be rewarded with beautiful vistas and hopefully a sighting of a “wild thing” or two.
Caw Caw Interpretive Center is a 654-acre site in Ravenel that is rich in natural, cultural and historical resources. The scenic park features over seven miles of trails with trailside exhibits, elevated boardwalks through wetlands, historic rice fields, a former tea farm, wildlife habitats and more.
The race will begin at Caw Caw Interpretive Center at 8:30 a.m. on March 4. An award ceremony with light food and beverages will be held following the race. T-shirts are guaranteed for participants who register prior to Feb. 17. The 5K run and walk is for ages 10 and up. Ages 10-15 must be accompanied by an adult chaperone; however, chaperones do not require registration or participation in the race. Dogs and bicycles are not allowed at Caw Caw.
Free kids’ yoga and readings of Maurice Sendak’s classic Where the Wild Things Are will be offered throughout the morning, providing the opportunity for parents participating in the race to keep the little ones moving and engaged during the run or walk! Activities are appropriate for ages 6-12.
Online registration for Where the Wild Things Run is open now through 3 p.m. on March 3. If spaces are still available, late registration will be held on race day from 7-8 a.m. Registration fees are $34. Residents of Charleston County receive a discounted fee of $28 when registering in advance. Move IT Pass holders can register for $22. Register for the Where the Wild Things Run 5K Run and Walk online at CharlestonCountyParks.com/WTWTR or call 843-795-4386.