2018 marks the third year of the Pine Jog Wild Orchid 5K trail run and walk. This unique trail course is open to all walkers, runners, families and wheelchair athletes who want to experience a one-of-a-kind trail run through a protected pine flatwood forest in West Palm Beach. . The first half of the course will follow the outer perimeter of the forest, along a wide, packed sand route. The second half of the course will circle through the heart of the forest, under canopied trees and past endangered orchid habitat.
A Kids Fun Run event will be held for children 12 and under after the main race, and includes a 500M race and a kids one-mile.
Runners and onlookers will have the opportunity post-race to visit the Pine Jog orchid lab, take a small informational tour of the wetland habitat, play on the nature playscape, and enjoy refreshments and family entertainment at the Pine Jog Green Market.
All race proceeds benefit the OrKids programming at FAU Pine Jog. This student outreach portion of our Million Orchid Project introduces middle and high school-aged students to a plant propagation lab, and allows them the opportunity to propagate rare or endangered native orchids in their regular classrooms while learning about botany, ecosystem services and restoration.