Registration now open for the Autumn Leaf Run. This year’s event will be virtual so you can choose a convenient time to run or hike at Oakdale or select your own 5K trail to complete. Proceeds will be used for projects at Oakdale Nature Preserve Park.
The Freeport Parks Foundation decided to convert its 8th annual 5k trail run/hike that is usually held at Oakdale Nature Preserve to a virtual run or hike. The purpose of the event is two-fold, provide an opportunity for outdoor enthusiasts to participate in a heart-healthy activity independently on their own schedule and to raise funds towards Oakdale Nature Preserve enhancements.
We would like to see adventurers use this hidden treasure south of Freeport even more now during these uncertain times, as it is truly a place to let nature work its magic. Its trails wind through various terrains including across two beautiful, native prairies and along a wooded creek ecosystem. Funds from the run would be used to make the experience even more enjoyable by supporting bridge replacements, trail upgrades, picnic tables replacement, fire pit enhancement, and more.
If you are not able to participate on the run/walk course for Oakdale Nature Preserve please consider registering and running/hiking at a local preserve or park near you to help support improvement efforts at Oakdale.