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DGIF hosts virtual 5K Run for the Wild

In celebration of the Virginia Department of Game and Inland Fisheries’ upcoming name change to the Department of Wildlife Resources, the agency is inviting Virginians to Run for the Wild, a virtual 5K run/walk supporting the agency’s mission to keep Virginia’s wild places wild.

All registration proceeds will go to DGIF’s Restore the Wild initiative to support habitat projects vital for the survival of Virginia’s wildlife.

Registered participants can run or walk a course of their choosing at their own pace on July 17, 18 or 19. Participants are reminded to be safe and follow social distance guidelines. Registration deadline is July 16.

Registration includes: a wooden finisher medal, pocket notebook, vinyl sticker, a digital badge and entry into the Run for the Wild Sweepstakes to win a Virginia Lifetime Freshwater Fishing License. This license allows access to 250,000 acres of public lands in Virginia.

Plus, there are four unique challenges where participants can compete f...

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