Raptor Run announced for Boyd Hill Nature Preserve


A 5k run by way of gorgeous Boyd Hill, known as “Raptor Run,” is about for December 11. Anytime Fitness Downtown St Pete is happy to announce yr six of its annual Boyd Hill Nature Preserve Trail 5k. This yr’s occasion is their first official “Raptor Run.”

Boyd Hill Nature Preserve initially started its life as a zoo and botanical backyard for the town of St. Petersburg. It has since developed over the many years right into a mosaic of pure habitats and wild tropical landscapes alongside the shores of Lake Maggiore.

Raptor Run provides you the last word Boyd Hill Experience

From the outer 5k marked Main Trail, there are 5 facet trails (principally loops) showcasing particular habitats: the Swamp Woodlands Trail, Willow Marsh Trail, Lake Maggiore Trail, Scrub Island Trail, and Pine Flatwoods Trail. Enjoy the immersion into every habitat on the facet trails, and the amusing large armadillos alongside Wax Myrtle Pond. 

The stunning marked race path is prepared for you to stroll, run, and even crawl at your personal tempo.

Tickets are restricted to 200 contributors, as ordinary, out of respect for the paths and wildlife. These tickets ought to promote out shortly, so get yours ASAP.

This not-for-profit run will immediately profit Boyd Hill Nature Preserve and The Friends of Boyd’s Raptor Fest, which gives funding for their important Birds of Prey Program.

Speaking Raptor Fest, the annual occasion is about for February 5, 2022 from 10am-4pm.

Raptor Fest returns in 2022

This Raptor Fest may have an emphasis on scavengers. Raptor Fest permits Friends of Boyd Hill to proceed its help of the Boyd Hill Nature Preserve Birds of Prey program. This necessary program not solely gives a ceaselessly house for non-releasable native birds of prey; it educates hundreds of residents and guests annually about the necessity to shield these unimaginable animals which are so necessary to our ecosystem. Your donations and sponsorships go on to the care and feeding of the birds, and the assets to supply outreach and teaching programs with them.  

Earlier in 2021, The City of St. Petersburg’s Parks and Recreation Department accomplished new enhancement initiatives at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve, together with the opening of the brand new Terry Tomalin Campground, a 12-site primitive public tenting space. 

These initiatives on the City’s 245-acre nature protect and recreation and schooling heart will assist serve the City’s imaginative and prescient to coach and encourage youth and adults to change into advocates for nature, sustainable practices and conservation.

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