Walk & Run For Nature

Join us on Sunday, June 9, 2024, 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.

Runners and Walkers will participate on separate courses.

5K Runners start off on the nature trail of the Troy Farm, then follow a sidewalk course to the nature center before heading back to the Start/Finish line at the Troy Farm. 5k Walkers will start off on the same route after the 5k Runners.

2K Walkers head out onto the challenging nature trail of the Troy Farm 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.

$30 Adult Early Bird Registration until May 17th. (Additional $5 after May 17th for Adults)
$15 Youth Registration. (5K Run or 2K Walk, ages 0 -15 years).
$15 Little Sprout Sprint race.

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

Preregistration requested by May 17th to be guaranteed a t-shirt. Once preregistered, you are encouraged to pick up your Race Packet containing your micro-chipped bib number and t-shirt at the Stage Nature Center located at 6685 Coolidge Hwy, Troy, Michigan PRIOR to the event. Race Packets can be picked up on either:

Sunday, June 2nd from 1pm – 4pm
Thursday June 6th from 3pm – 7pm

Practice Runs for 2024 Run for Nature Fundraiser

Are you ready for the Run for Nature 5K? Our running team will be offering practice runs to prepare for the 5K at the Troy Farm. All running levels are welcome to join. Meet fellow runners and enjoy a morning run to the farm. Runners will meet at Stage and run to the Troy Farm along the sidewalks on Coolidge and South Bld. Light refreshments will be served following the practice. Practice runs held rain or shine, however no runs in severe weather. Please check our Facebook page for cancellations.

Complimentary Practice Runs

Sunday, March 24 at 10am

Saturday, April 20 at 10am

Saturday, May 18 at 10am

Remember, the 2024 Run for Nature Fundraiser takes place on Sun, June 9, 8:55am at Troy Farm.

Haven’t signed up for the run yet? Click the button below to register.


7:30 am Check-In opens for pre-registered participants and Walk in registrations.
8:25 am Warm Up Session
8:55 am Announcements, Anthem, Final Instructions
9:00 am Little Sprout Sprint
9:15 am 5K Run begins followed by start of 2K Walk.

Event concludes with participant awards presented between approximately 11am and 12pm followed by door prize drawings.

*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 awards will be presented at the completion of the event from the award table located on the stage.

Volunteers Needed for Run/Walk for Nature Committee

The 2024 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 the first Tuesday of each month from 5:30-6:30 pm. through April. The May 14th meeting will be held at the Troy Farm.
  • 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 Tuesday, June 4, 2024 at 6:30 pm.

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

2024 5K Run/2K Walk For Nature Event will be held at the Troy Farm, located at Beach Road and South Boulevard.

Sunday, June 9, 2024 | 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!