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Prairie Chase Run/Walk & A Celebration of Trails

Pheasant Branch Conservancy

4864 Pheasant Branch Rd
Middleton, WI 53562

June 24, 2023 @ 8:00 am - 3:00 pm

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June 24, 2023
8:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy
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Middleton’s two June trail-centric events, Prairie Chase Run/walk and Trails Day, are teaming up for an all-day celebration of the trails at Pheasant Branch Conservancy!

Join the Friends of Pheasant Branch Conservancy, the City of Middleton Parks & Recreation and the Dane County Parks for a community-wide, family event with interactive activities throughout the open lands of the Pheasant Branch Conservancy. This is a free event with an open house concept, attendees can come for the entire afternoon or pop in for parts of the program schedule. Learn more about the two events happening on June 24 below.

Prairie Chase Run/Walk

8:00-11:30 AM

9th annual Prairie Chase 5K/10K. The 5K route takes participants around the main crushed limestone path through the Conservancy. The 10K route will explore less-frequented corners of the Conservancy, and in 2023 will include trails in Dane County’s newly restored northern parcel. Learn more and register at: https://www.prairiechase.com/

National Trails Day Festivities

12:30-3:00 PM

We’ll keep the celebration going into the afternoon with our second annual PBC Trails Day. Family-friendly, inclusive activities including: Madison Reading Project’s Big Red Book Bus, Pollinator Week info and activities, kite-flying demonstrations, and hands-on nature exploration and crafts, will be headquartered at Orchid Heights Park. Naturalists will be leading short nature hikes from Orchid Heights to the Pheasant Branch Springs, up Frederick’s Hill, and along the new Listening Trail.

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