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Thursday, February 22, 2024

Fun Run to be held in Woodland

The Cache Creek Conservancy in Woodland will be hosting their annual Fun Run along with other special activities on April 19.

The Fun Run events start in the morning and include a 10k run and a 5k run/walk through country routes in the Cache Creek Nature Preserve. Prizes will be given to the top three male and female finishers, to the oldest and to the largest family finishers and to all children 10 and younger.

The proceeds from the Fun Run benefit the Cache Creek Conservancy scholarship fund for a high school student pursuing an environmental or natural science major.

There are afternoon activities such as A Day in April, which gives writers, visual artists, photographers, musicians, dancers and other artists of all ages the opportunity to use their imagination to pursue the creative medium of their choice at the Cache Creek Nature Preserve. Although there is no formal agenda, all artists have the opportunity to come participate, interact and celebrate their creativity at the nature preserve, according to the press release.

Jeff Clark, director of A Day in April said, The day is focused on getting artists, photographers, writers, poets, painters, and those with an affinity for the ecology of the region to come out together and explore and capture the area in words and other forms of media.

The events are a perfect opportunity to celebrate our planet in honor of Earth Day on Apr. 22, he added.

In addition to the Fun Run and the artistic activities, Apr. 19 is also a general Open Day for the nature preserve. From 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., anyone has the opportunity to show up and explore the extensive trails, wetlands, wildlife, flowers, plants and nature the preserve has to offer.

Gina Martin from Cache Creek Conservancy said the activities are at one’s own leisure.

The area is so pretty out here this time of year, she said. It’s a great opportunity to just look at the wildflowers and nature and pursue your own activity.

The Cache Creek Nature Preserve is located about a half hour from Davis in Woodland. The area is closed to bikes and camping, but great for hiking, viewing wildlife and rare plants, equestrian use and fishing, according to the website.

Detailed directions as well as more information about the events on Apr. 19 are available at cachecreekconservancy.org or by calling 661-1070 or emailing adminerk@yolo.com. Entry forms for the Fun Run can be found on the website. Fees are $20 if mailed before this Friday and increase to $30 on race day and include a Run T-shirt and refreshments. Race day registration begins and 7:45 a.m.


KELLY KRAG-ARNOLD can be reached at city@californiaaggie.com. XXX


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