Run Wild at Caw Caw

RAVENEL, S.C. (Lowcountry Weekend) - Explore your wild side, get in a great workout and enjoy the beautiful nature trails of Caw Caw Interpretive Center. Charleston County Parks is hosting its annual Where the Wild Things Run 5k run and walk Saturday, March 5.

“Caw Caw Interpretive Center is one of our hidden gems,” said Allison Foster, fitness and wellness manager for Charleston County Parks. “Participants will have the rare opportunity to traverse sandy dirt roads, forest trails, grassy levees and a boardwalk.”

Start the day with family-friendly yoga throughout the morning and readings from Maurice Sendak’s book, Where the Wild Things Are. After the race, stick around for the awards ceremony with food and beverages. The race begins at 8:30 a.m. on Saturday, March 5 and the fee is $38. Registration ends Wednesday, Feb. 28. The 5K run and walk is for ages 10 and up. Please note, ages 10-15 will need to be accompanied by an adult.

Caw Caw Interpretive Center is a 654-acre site off Highway 17 in Ravenel full of natural, cultural and historical resources. Visitors may see all kinds of wildlife including waterfowl, songbirds, otters, deer, American Alligators, Swallow-tailed Kites, Bald Eagles, and more. 

Where the Wild Things Run is the first race in Charleston County Parks’ new 5K trail race series. To learn more and register today, visit