Walk with us to thrive. Walk to make sure wildlife thrives.

Walk for the Wild 5k Challenge is an annual demonstration of our commitment to deepen human connections with nature and protect the ecosystems we depend on.  

Join us to raise support and awareness of National Wildlife Refuges and their partners while experiencing nature during National Wildlife Refuge Week, October 7 – 14th 

How it Works

1. Choose a Team to Support

Choose one of the 46 participating Walk for the Wild teams to show your support for your favorite National Wildlife Refuge and register for their free local event.


 Choose Team America’s Wildlife Refuges to support ALL of our nonprofit partners making an impact in 70 national wildlife refuges across the nation and walk 5K in nature hear your own home. 

2. Register for a Free Event

Our teams have developed unique ways to complete the 5k challenge in their local national wildlife refuges or on your own! Check out the participating nonprofit team pages to see if there is an event near you. If there’s not an event near you, you can still walk register with Team America’s Wildlife Refuges! 

3. Move 5k (3.1 Miles) in Nature 

During National Wildlife Refuge Week, October 7th – 14th, participate in your team’s event or virtually from your community to move 5k (3.1 miles) to support the National Wildlife Refuge System.