[RAVENEL] – Grab your running shoes and get ready to run wild around Caw Caw! The Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC) hosts its annual Where the Wild Things Run 5K run and walk on Saturday, March 2 at Caw Caw Interpretive Center.
Caw Caw Interpretive Center features an abundance of wildlife of many types. Runners and walkers will experience breathtaking views as they run through Caw Caw’s scenic trails. Participants may also encounter “a wild thing or two” while running through the interpretive center.
Caw Caw Interpretive Center is a 654-acre site in Ravenel that is rich in natural, cultural and historical resources. The scenic park features more than seven miles of trails with trailside exhibits, elevated boardwalks through wetlands, historic rice fields, remnants of a former tea farm, and wildlife habitats.
The race begins at Caw Caw Interpretive Center at 8:30 a.m. on March 2. An award ceremony with light food and beverages will follow the race. T-shirts are guaranteed for participants who register prior to Feb. 8. The 5K run and walk is for ages 10 and up, while ages 10-15 may participate if accompanied by an adult chaperone. Such chaperones do not require registration or participation in the race. Dogs and bicycles are not allowed at Caw Caw.
Online registration for Where the Wild Things Run opens on January 1 and will remain open through Feb. 28. If spaces are still available, late registration will be held on March 2 from 7 - 8 a.m. Registration fees are $32. Register for the Where the Wild Things Run 5K Run and Walk online at CharlestonCountyParks.com/WTWTR or call 843-795-4386. The race is made possible by your Charleston County Parks.
Looking for more runs to participate in? You’re in luck! This 5K is part of a series of trail runs offered this year by the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC). In April, CCPRC will host the Mullet Haul 5K and 10K trail run at Johns Island County Park on 2662 Mullet Hall Road. For more information on other CCPRC races and events, visit CharlestonCountyParks.com.
Owned and managed by the Charleston County Park and Recreation Commission (CCPRC), Caw Caw Interpretive Center is located at 5200 Savannah Highway (Hwy 17 South). Caw Caw contains area managed for wildlife including waterfowl, songbirds, otters, deer, and more, as well as favored habitats for rare wildlife such as American Alligators, Swallow-tailed Kites, Bald Eagles, and others.The mission of CCPRC is to improve the quality of life in Charleston County by offering a diverse system of park facilities, programs and services. The large park system features over 11,000 acres of property and includes four land parks, three beach parks, four seasonally-lifeguarded beach areas, three dog parks, two landmark fishing piers, three waterparks, 19 boat landings, a skate park, a historic plantation site, a climbing wall, a challenge course, an interpretive center, an equestrian center, cottages, a campground, a marina, as well as wedding, meeting and event facilities. CCPRC also offers a wide variety of recreational services – festivals, camps, classes, programs, and much more. For more information on CCPRC, call 843-795-4386, download the Charleston County Parks mobile app, or visit www.charlestoncountyparks.com.
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