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Troll Trot 2022: 2nd Annual Run for the Birds 1K/5K

Saturday, June 11, 2022 - Saturday, June 25, 2022
12:00pm - 12:00pm Eastern Dayton, Ohio

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1000 Aullwood Road, Dayton, 45414, OH

Troll Trot 2022: 2nd Annual Run for the Birds 1K/5K

June 11, 2022 - Dayton, OH

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Aullwood announces TROLL TROT 2022 - our second annual RUN FOR THE BIRDS 1K/5K! We are taking all the fun and turning it into a two-week, action-packed virtual event from June 11 – June 25, 2022!

You can meet all three of Aullwood’s friendly trolls and a giant bird nest along a truly delightful 5K trail. The 1K trail will take you to one of our trolls and a troll-sized birds nest! It’s up to you to find the trolls along the way, discover the special clue at each troll and win a fun prize! You can explore this 1K/ 5K trail at Aullwood OR complete your own 1K/ 5K at home! To win a prize you must find the special clues at all three trolls and the birds nest.

By joining our virtual race, you can earn a “trolly” fantastic t-shirt featuring the original Chris Rowlands art seen at the bottom of this page, as well as support Aullwood Audubon and our amazing trolls! Every day is a good day for an adventure in the woods and you can help us reach students and adults right here in the Miami Valley with our award-winning environmental education programs and experiences.

We appreciate our community of friends and families who want to protect the earth, learn about birds, and threatened or endangered animals, participate in recycling and protect and preserve the habitats we have at Aullwood Audubon.

Be a conservation rock star today and register for TROLL TROT 2022! Registration is $25.00 for Friends of Aullwood members and $30.00 for nonmembers. Adult t-shirt unisex sizes are XS – 3XL. All of the proceeds minus the cost of the t-shirt go to Aullwood Audubon to support our mission for environmental education, conservation and stewardship.

Visit http://store.aullwood.org, click REGISTER NOW on this page or see https://aullwood.audubon.org/TrollTrotRegistration to sign up! If you prefer a  printable registration form to complete and mail in, visit https://aullwood.audubon.org/TrollTrot_PrintRegForm or see the bottom of this page.

How do you know I have finished?
Register for Aullwood Audubon’s TROLL TROT 2022: 2ND ANNUAL RUN FOR THE BIRDS 1K/5K no later than May 20, 2022 to guarantee your t-shirt size. We will order extra t-shirts, but cannot guarantee inventory of all sizes. You can pick up your t-shirt beginning Saturday, June 11, 2022 at the Nature Center at 1000 Aullwood Road. Please bring a copy of your confirmation email.

You can complete your 1K/5K anytime between Saturday, June 11 – Saturday, June 25 either here at Aullwood or in your own neighborhood. Only those who find the special troll clues here at Aullwood will win a prize.

Post your results on our TROLL TROT 2022 Facebook event page no later than Saturday, June 25, 2022. This is a FUNdraiser, so let us know how you achieved your 1K or 5K.

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 1K AND 5K routes on June 11 to see all the trolls on Aullwood’s trails!

Share your run!
After you pick up your official TROLL TROT 2022 shirt, take a selfie wearing it and share on social media with the hashtag #aullwoodrunforthebirds

Troll Prizes!
Everyone who finds all four (4) of the special troll clues at Aullwood will win a prize. When you come to Aullwood we will give you instructions to find the clues!

Have other questions?
Contact Laurie Cothran at laurie.cothran@audubon.org or 937-890-7360 x216. Thank you!

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