Event Information

27th Annual Jug Bay Run for Wildlife

Age: All

Event Programs & Series: Patuxent River Park

Patuxent River Park - Jug Bay Natural Area


Saturday, November 4, 2023, 9 AM

About Jug Bay Run for Wildlife

Together, The Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission’s Patuxent River Park and The Maryland Department of Natural Resources Merkle Wildlife Sanctuary comprise over 3,500 acres along the banks of the Patuxent River. The river and its shores are home to an incredible variety of wildlife. By participating in this annual benefit race you will be directly contributing to conservation projects and research aimed at preserving the Patuxent River’s natural wildlife. Proceeds from the run and walk directly support projects, research, conservation, and education in the Patuxent River watershed.

About the Race Course

Run alongside the Chesapeake Bay Critical Area Driving Tour of the M-NCPPC/Maryland DNR. This mostly flat, paved, and dirt road course leads runners along the banks of the Patuxent River. Water stations are located along the racecourse. The race starts at 9 am.

  • 10K USATF Certified Race Course #MD18001RT: View the 10K Course Map (PDF)
  • 5K USATF Certified Race Course #MD13004-RT: View the 5K Course Map (PDF)
  • 3K Fun Walk: Walkers can also help wildlife. The 3K walk will start just after the 5K and 10K races.

The 10K and 5K finish line and race results will be officiated by Blue Cheetah Sports Timing.