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Natural Awakenings Fairfield & Southern Litchfield Counties

Field & Forest 5K Trail Run is Back at Flanders Nature Center

Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust will host its 9th Field & Forest 5K Trail Run on June 7 at the Flanders’ Van Vleck Farm & Nature Sanctuary in Woodbury at 6pm. All ages and skill levels of runners, joggers and walkers are welcome to register to enjoy this 3.1-mile run/walk through the trails and rolling hills of the picturesque nature center.

After the race, participants will enjoy live music by the popular cover rock band, The Leftovers. Participants and spectators will be able to purchase food from local food trucks, Kraftwich, Little Italy Pizza and Polar Sweets. Local brewery, Woodbury Brewing Co., will be on site with their delicious brews for sale.

Online registration is ongoing, but will close on June 6. The fee is $30 for all ages (plus processing fees). Flanders will offer same-day, in-person race registration for $40. Awards will be given to top male and female finishers overall, as well as in seven age categories ranging from age under 19 to over 70.

The race will begin promptly at 6pm and will be held rain or shine; however, Flanders reserves the right to cancel in the case of lightning. The event cannot accommodate strollers or pets on the course.

Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust is a nonprofit organization that focuses on environmental education, and on the acquisition, conservation and stewardship of open space. Through its land trust initiatives, Flanders actively works to protect important natural sites and the area’s landscape character and quality of life. Flanders manages over 2,400 acres of preserved land in Woodbury and neighboring towns.

For more information and to register, visit

Flanders Nature Center  Land Trust - 5 Church Hill Road Woodbury CT

Flanders Nature Center & Land Trust - 5 Church Hill Road, Woodbury, CT

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