Letter: Wild Things Run ‘beautiful fall event’

To the Editors:

On Sunday, Oct. 18, Woodcock Nature Center successfully hosted its seventh annual “Where the Wild Things Run” 5K and Kids Fun Run. On a trail run through a large portion of Woodcock’s 149 acres, the weather and the fall foliage cooperated to make it a beautiful fall event. More important than the setting, however, was the help we received from so many local sponsors who helped Woodcock fulfill its mission of getting people outside and providing quality environmental education to the community.

Our sincere thanks to the following businesses and organizations for their generous support!

Hygeia Foundation for Health Science and the Environment, Western Connecticut Imaging, Outdoor Sports Center, Glen Gate Pool and Property, Gregory & Adams Attorneys at Law, Joan Rothenbucher Landscape Design, Ridgefield Pediatrics, Ridgefield Bicycle Co., Nestlé Waters, Nature’s Temptations, Steve’s Bagels, The Painted Cookie, and Ridgefield Running Co.

This event would not have been a success were it not for our valued volunteers and staff.  Special thanks to the following volunteers who spent significant planning hours leading up to the race: race director Laurie Eidt, Brooks and Adair Garis, Jana Hogan, Brian Povinelli, and Rich Vail.

Lastly, we were so happy to have the support of local volunteer chapters on race weekend!  Thanks to the mother-daughter teams of the National Charity League and the boys and girls of Lion’s Heart for their assistance!

Thank you all; we couldn’t have done it without you!
The Staff of Woodcock Nature Center
56 Deer Run Road
Oct. 20