Are the songbirds cheering you on? A toad hops along with you? Pass by a field fringed by helianthus or goldenrod? Snap a photo! Share your images of native Virginia plants and wildlife with us and you could be the winner!
Be the person that shares the best pictures of native Virginia plants and wildlife from their Run for the Wild 5K and you will win a one-of-a-kind bonus medal.
How to Participate in the Flora & Fauna Fanatic Challenge
Use Strava to Track Your Activity
Don’t have a Strava account? Visit Strava.com or download their app to get started. It is free to use and it will allow us to easily judge everyone’s results. Make sure your account is set to public so we can see your activity. Already have a Strava account? Join our Virginia Wildlife Run Club!
Run (or Walk) Your 5K on May 28, 29, 30, or 31, 2021 and Take Some Pictures Along the Way
In order to be eligible, you must complete the 5K distance (3.1 miles) in your Strava activity. Do not go over the 5K distance. Once you have completed your 5K, name your activity “Run for the Wild”.
Upload Your Photos to Your Strava Activity
Upload your best photos of the native Virginia plants and wildlife you saw along your route to your Run for the Wild 5K activity using the Strava app or website.
Submit Your Activity Before Tuesday, June 1, 2021
After you have completed your Run for the Wild 5K registration you will be sent a separate email with the Run for the Wild Challenge Submission Form the week of the event. Complete and submit that form before the deadline to be eligible for an award. Only one entry per person and you can only enter in one of the five listed challenges.
The Winner will be Announced on Friday, June 4, 2021
The person that shares the best pictures of native Virginia plants and wildlife from their Run for the Wild 5K will win the Flora & Fauna Fanatic Challenge Award and will be notified via email. All challenge award winners will be announced on the DWR website and social media channels.