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Support rare species and sign up for a trail run in Westborough. Options include a 5K, 10K, or Kids Fun Run.
3/02/2020
  • Division of Fisheries and Wildlife
  • MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program

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Marion Larson, MassWildlife

Wayne F. Maccallum Wildlife Management Area

*COVID-19 UPDATE AS OF 4/3/2020: Due to the current public health emergency and an abundance of caution related to COVID-19, we have had to make the difficult decision to postpone the Run for Wildlife. Our hope is to reschedule for later this year. Please check back for more information. Registered runners will be contacted by email with instructions. 

Join MassWildlife on Sunday, May 17, 2020 for a trail run to protect wildlife on the picturesque Wayne MacCallum Wildlife Management Area in Westborough! Register for the 5K or 10K trail run, or the Kids Fun Run (1 mile). Space is limited so register today at mass.gov/wildlife-run

2020 Marks the 30th Anniversary of the Massachusetts Endangered Species Act (MESA)! Did you know there are 432 rare animals and plants currently on the MESA List? MassWildlife's Natural Heritage & Endangered Species Program (NHESP) works hard to conserve and protect these vulnerable species in Massachusetts. Rare species, like the bald eagle and peregrine falcon, owe their recovery to the protection afforded under MESA and the work of NHESP over the years.

All run proceeds will benefit the NHESP Fund to conserve rare wildlife. Registration fees: Kids Fun Run ($10), 5K ($25), and 10K ($35).

The course is a mix of double and single track trails through the Wildlife Management Area. There will be medals for top finishers in the 5K and 10K. All Kids Fun Run participants will receive prizes. Event is rain or shine. There will be no refunds or day-of registration. Registration closes Sunday, May 10. For more details on this event, including the course, directions, and sponsorship, please visit mass.gov/wildlife-run

Media Contact for Run for Wildlife: Register now

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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