Run wild with this 5k!

RAVENEL, S.C. (Lowcountry Weekend) - Explore your wild side on the scenic nature trails of Caw Caw Interpretive Center when the Charleston County Parks hosts the annual Where the Wild Things Run 5K run and walk on Mar. 4. Registration is now open. Adults and kids alike are encouraged to take advantage of 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 Mar. 4. The 5K run and walk is for ages 10 and up; ages 10-15 will need to be accompanied by an adult chaperone. The race fee is $38, and registration ends Feb. 27. Early registration is encouraged as the race is expected to sell out. There will not be on-site or race day registration available. Register now at

Where the Wild Things Run will also be the first race in Charleston County Parks’ 2023 5K trail race series. The series includes Where the Wild Things Run, Mullet Haul 5K Run/Walk, Lowcountry Trail 5K Run/Walk, and Chili 5K Run/Walk. The trail race series is open to all fitness levels and abilities.

To help preserve and protect our natural resources and interpretive trails, dogs and bicycles are not allowed at Caw Caw. Please be aware that the course offers occasional areas of uneven terrain and varies from hard-packed trails with roots to grass and boardwalks. Strollers are not recommended during Where the Wild Things Run. Water stations will be available on the course, but pre-filled, personal water bottles are highly recommended.