Dust off those shoes and join in the fun! Aullwood needs your help. For the first annual Run for the Birds, we are staying safe and staying socially distant by taking all the fun and turning it into a two-week, action-packed virtual event from October 10 to October 24!
Join our virtual race and earn a one-of-a-kind cool t-shirt featuring the original hawk art by Chris Rowlands shown above, while supporting Aullwood Audubon! Register by September 30 to ensure receiving a shirt in your preferred size; extra shirts will be available after this date, but we cannot guarantee we will have all shirt sizes in stock.
These are difficult times and you can help us reach students and adults right here in the Miami Valley with our award-winning environmental education programs. Many of our programs are now online! We appreciate our community of friends and families who want to protect the earth, learn about birds and threatened or endangered animals, and protect and preserve the habitats we have at Aullwood Audubon. Be a conservation rock star today and join Run for the Birds!
Registration is $30.00 for Friends of Aullwood members and $35.00 for nonmembers. Adult t-shirt sizes are XS – 2XL. All of the proceeds minus the cost of the t-shirt and shipping go to Aullwood Audubon to support our mission for environmental education, conservation and stewardship. Register online now or print and complete a paper Run for the Birds 2020 Registration Form instead!
What is a virtual race?
Virtual races can be run/walked/biked/strolled by anyone anytime, anywhere. You can choose to participate indoors on a treadmill or outdoors in your neighborhood. You can even walk or run to complete your 1K/5K distance at Aullwood. We will have special signs posted for both 1K routes and 5K routes on Aullwood’s trails! Track your run/walk on Aullwood's trails on your mobile device using the MapMyRun app at https://www.mapmyrun.com/routes/view/3403393558 or the Garmin Connect app at https://connect.garmin.com/modern/activity/5502150287
How do you know I have finished?
Register for Aullwood Audubon’s Run for the Birds virtual 1K/ 5K no later than September 30 to ensure receiving a shirt in your preferred size. We will mail your t-shirt directly to you as soon as possible after October 1! Post your results to our Facebook page no later than Saturday, October 24, 2020. This is a FUNdraiser, so let us know how you achieved your 1K or 5K.
Share your run!
After you receive your official Run for the Birds shirt, take a selfie wearing it and share it on our Facebook page or other social media with the #aullwoodrunforthebirds hashtag. Find us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/AullwoodAudubon/, on Instagram at https://www.instagram.com/AullwoodAudubon/ and on Twitter at https://www.twitter.com/AullwoodAudubon/
Win door prizes!
All participants are eligible for prizes! Everyone who registers for the Aullwood Audubon Run for the Birds Virtual 1K/ 5K event will be entered into the drawing for wonderful door prizes! We will have gift certificates and prizes donated from local businesses. Winners will be drawn on Saturday, October 24 and posted on Facebook.
Wrap it up!
Wrap up your Run for the Birds by coming to Aullwood Farm to stock up on birdseed, suet, and feeders for your backyard! The Friends of Aullwood Annual Birdseed Sale will be held on Saturday, October 24, 2020 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. More details are coming soon!
Learn more about fall migration!
Did you know October 10 – 24 is fall migration time for birds? While you are running on the ground, birds are “running” through the skies on their way to their winter homes in Central and South America! You can learn more about fall migration here. Where do the birds go? Take a fun quiz about migration, learn three ways to help migrating birds or connect with fun migration resources for kids and families.
Have other questions?
Contact Laurie Cothran at firstname.lastname@example.org or 937-890-7360 x216. Thank you!