Together, The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s Patuxent River Park and The Maryland Department of Natural Resources’ Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary comprise over 3,500 acres along the banks of the Patuxent River. The river and its shores are home to an incredible variety of wildlife. By participating in this annual benefit race you will be directly contributing to conservation projects and research aimed at preserving the Patuxent River’s natural wildlife. Proceeds from the run and walk directly support projects, research, conservation, and education in the Patuxent River watershed.
Here is more information about some of the projects made possible by proceeds from the Jug Bay Run for Wildlife:
Run alongside the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Driving Tour of the M-NCPPC/Maryland DNR. This mostly flat, paved and dirt road course leads runners along the banks of the Patuxent River. Water stations are located along the racecourse. The race starts at 9 am.
3K FUN WALK:
Walkers can also help wildlife. The 3K walk will start just after the 5K and 10K races.