Walk & Run For Nature

Join us on Sunday, June 11, 2023 for a family-friendly event at the Troy Farm located at South Blvd. and Beach Road in Troy. This event will benefit the Stage Nature Center.

To accommodate social distancing this year, Runner and Walkers will participate on a scattered-start basis and on separate courses.
5K Runner route starts at Troy Farm, goes to the nature center and back on trails and sidewalks. The 2K Walker route is on trail that winds through meadows and wooded trails. Feel immersed in all that this natural setting has to offer.

*Event organizers reserve the right to move from an in-person to a virtual event should COVID restrictions make it necessary. All participants will automatically be transferred, no refunds will be processed.

Early Bird Registration: $30 for adults | $15 for youth (ages 11-15)

Registration after May 19th: Additional $5 (adults only)

Little Sprout Sprint: $15 per participant (ages 10 & Under)

Little ones (ages 10 and under) are invited to participate in their own Little Sprout Sprint race. Registration includes a participant medal. First 50 “Sprouts” to pre-register will receive a nature cape to run their mini-course. Parents may assist their children on the course free of charge.

Pre-registration requested. Walk-in registration accepted on day-of event!

Race Day Agenda, June 11:

7:30 am Check-in and At-the-door Registrations
8:55 am Announcements, Anthem, Final Instructions
9:00 am Little Sprout Sprint starts
9:15 am 5K Run begins, followed immediately by 2K Walk 10:45 am 5K Awards and Raffle Prize Drawing
11:30 am-12:30pm Event Concludes

*Please wait for you event to be called prior to coming to the start area. Please adhere to social distancing guidelines. For 5K your time will start when you cross the start line and end when you cross the finish, therefore there is no need to rush at the start.

All adult and youth finishers will receive a participation award. 5K awards to top male/female finishers and top three male/female finishers in each age group. Top finishers will be awarded at the completion of the event from the award table.

Pre-race packet pick-up (Registrations accepted):

Sunday, June 4th from 1pm-4pm
Thursday, June 8th from 3pm-7pm

at Stage Nature Center
6685 Coolidge Hwy.
Troy, MI 48098

Cash, check or credit accepted.

Deadline for sponsorship registrations is May 19th, 2023.

Volunteers Needed for Run/Walk for Nature Committee

The 2023 Run For Nature Committee is seeking committee members to help organize the 5K Run/2K Walk For Nature fundraiser. Event also includes a Little Sprout Sprint race for children 10 years of age and under. Over 240 individuals have participated previously in this fun family event.

  • This event raises funds to underwrite the educational nature programs and activities conducted at the nature center.
  • Run/Walk Committee meetings are held virtually through zoom conferencing. First Zoom Committee Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, January 19, 2023 from 5:30-6:30 pm.
  • All social distancing guidelines are observed for the event. This event will have Runners and Walkers participating on a scattered-start basis and on two separate courses.

All areas of committee support are welcome. Sub-committees are now being formed: Sponsorship/Food Acquisitions plus Day-of event help: Set up / Tear Down/ Course Assistants/ Parking Attendants. Assistance also needed for pre-event activities such as stuffing goodie bags and assisting with packet/bib/t-shirt pick-up on dates scheduled prior to the event. A brief Orientation Training will be held by zoom conferencing for all Run volunteers and committee members on Thursday, June 1, 2023 at 5:30 pm.

Contact Louise Glazier, Program Assistant for more information on volunteering, meeting dates and times: louise@troynaturesociety.org

2023 5K Run/2K Walk For Nature Event will be held at the Troy Farm, located at Beach Road and South Boulevard.

Sunday, June 11, 2023 | Welcome and Race Instructions: 8:55 am

(Volunteer set up and tear down time: 7:00am – 12:30pm.)

Participate Virtually In The Fundraiser

Choose your day to walk at the nature center, the Troy Farm or in your neighborhood from June 1st to August 31st and make a contribution to support the nature center!

Click the button below and on the donation page, specify the fund Run for Nature Donation.

Stage Nature Center is operated by the Troy Nature Society, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Troy, MI. Please consider donating today!