Cayuga Nature Center Hosting 7th Annual Fox Trot 5K Trail Run


The Cayuga Nature Center welcomes runners and their families for the Nature Center’s 7th Annual Fox Trot 5K Trail Run on Sunday, September 30, 2018. Runners of all ages are encouraged to participate in this year’s event. Proceeds of this year’s 5K will support the Nature Center’s Animal Ambassadors and animal education programs, including the Fox Trot’s star, Daisy the Red Fox. The Cayuga Nature Center is located at 1420 Taughannock Blvd, in Ithaca, New York, just three miles south of Taughannock Falls State Park on NYS Route 89.

The day will begin with a 5K trail run at 9am, with day-of registration and check-in starting at 8 am. The run will take participants throughout the many acres of scenic trails at the Nature Center, including wooded areas, fields, and gorges. The run passes by the Nature Center's six-story TreeTops treehouse, butterfly garden, and maple sugar shack.

Runners and festival participants are encouraged to wear their best fox costume for a chance to win the “Daisy Duplicate” Award in honor of Daisy the Red Fox. Children ages 8 and under can join the running fun after the 5K for a free Kids’ Fox Chase fun run at 10am. Children are also encouraged to wear their best fox-themed costume.

Prizes will be awarded in several categories, with prizes donated area businesses including Eastern Mountain Sports, The Falls Restaurant and Tavern, Finger Lakes Running & Triathlon Company, Maxie's Supper Club, Puddledockers, and Rasa Spa.  For more information about the race, and to pre-register, follow the links at Pre-registration is encouraged, as space is limited to 115 runners. This year’s Fox Trot is proudly sponsored by McCutcheon, Patel, Livermore, and Associates Dentistry.

About the Cayuga Nature Center

The Cayuga Nature Center, a public venue of the Paleontological Research Institution and its Museum of the Earth, provides opportunities for nature enthusiasts of all ages to learn about environmental and outdoor education in a fun and engaging way. The Cayuga Nature Center provides indoor and outdoor opportunities to learn about the Earth and its life, focusing especially on the natural history of the Cayuga Basin. As part of this effort, the Nature Center is home to dozens of mammals, birds, reptiles, and amphibians, including a great number of species native to this region. The Nature Center’s latest exhibit is the new “Cayuga Lake: Past and Present”. The exhibit is centered around two 650-gallon aquaria, one with fish which lived in this region before the arrival of European settlers, the other with species—both native and introduced—who make their home in Cayuga Lake today. More information is available at

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