News Run for Wildlife

Join MassWildlife on September 24 for a 5K or 10K trail run and a 1-mile Kids Fun Run in Westborough. Proceeds support rare species conservation in MA.
  • Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
  • MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program

Media Contact for Run for Wildlife

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MassWildlife is hosting a trail run on Sunday, September 24 at the beautiful, 900-acre Wayne F. MacCallum Wildlife Management Area in Westborough. Join the fun while supporting wildlife—all proceeds support rare species conservation in the Commonwealth. Adults and older kids can choose between a 5K or 10K run, both starting at 10:30 a.m. Children aged 12 and under can participate in a1-mile Kids Fun Run starting at 9:30 a.m. Entry fees are $30 for the 5K, $40 for the 10K, and $10 for the Kids Fun Run. Medals will be awarded to top 5K and 10K finishers; prizes will be given to all Fun Run participants. Register now to reserve your spot!

About the course

The run will start and finish at MassWildlife Field Headquarters located at 1 Rabbit Hill Road in Westborough, less than 1 mile from Route 9. Parking is available; carpooling is encouraged. The course through the Wildlife Management Area is a mix of double and single track trails and will be marked with flags and signs. The Kids Fun Run will take place on a marked loop with adults at each turn to ensure that no one gets off course.

Supporting conservation

MassWildlife’s Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program (NHESP) protects the most vulnerable animals and plants in Massachusetts and their habitats. This work is only possible because of support from people like you. All money donated to NHESP goes towards conserving the more than 430 species listed under the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act. Your donation goes toward equipment and services needed to give these species a fighting chance. These rare species play an important role in keeping the Commonwealth's natural communities thriving. Read about conservation success stories in Massachusetts.

Run for Wildlife sponsors

Thank you to our generous sponsors:

  • Backcountry Hunters & Anglers
  • Cabela's/Bass Pro Shops
  • Marathon Sports
  • Mass Audubon
  • Massachusetts Outdoor Heritage Foundation
  • Massachusetts Sportsmen's Council
  • Mount Grace Land Conservation Trust
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • The Trustees of Reservations
  • Wegmans
  • Worcester County League of Sportsmen's Clubs
  • Zoo New England

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for the Run for Wildlife, please contact us at or (508) 389-6360.

Media Contact for Run for Wildlife

  • Division of Fisheries and Wildlife 

    MassWildlife is responsible for the conservation of freshwater fish and wildlife in the Commonwealth, including endangered plants and animals. MassWildlife restores, protects, and manages land for wildlife to thrive and for people to enjoy.
  • MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program 

    The Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program is responsible for the conservation and protection of hundreds of species that are not hunted, fished, trapped, or commercially harvested in the state, as well as the protection of the natural communities that make up their habitats.
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