Come and help celebrate our 5th Anniversary!
We are so excited to offer to the community once again the Run For Raptors. This race is held in one of the nicest trail systems in the greater KC area, Swope Park Trails. Thanks to all the past participation, this has become the largest annual fundraiser for Friends of Lakeside Nature Center. The funds raised go towards the wildlife rehabilitation efforts of Lakeside Nature Center. Initially, the event was started to help build a new housing facility for our amazing Raptor Ambassadors. Due to its continued success, we all are hoping to break ground this fall!
So please, mark your calendars and don’t miss your chance to see our birds up close as they mingle with you to ease your prerace jitters and cheer you on at the end! We are offering some new additions such as yoga, DJ, top finishers prizes and a 15K as well as keeping all your old favs.
Now, for those new to the trail system…this is a trail race that will have a “rain date”. We have to use this if the trails receive too much precipitation making them soft and easily damaged. This protects all the hard work done by the trail builders and maintains pristine tread that stands up year after year. That date is set for the following Saturday. And since this is a fundraiser, we do not offer refunds.
Stay tuned for more updates as we plan our race!
Registration opens March 1st, 2020