Jug Bay Run for Wildlife

26th Annual Jug Bay Run for Wildlifelogo for the 2022 Jug Bay Run for Wildlife

Saturday, November 5, 2022, 9 AM

Patuxent River Park
16000 Croom Airport RoadUpper Marlboro, MD 20772

Contact Information
301-627-7755; Maryland Relay 7-1-1

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. 

Here is more information about some of the projects made possible by proceeds from the Jug Bay Run for Wildlife: 

About the Race Course

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)

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. 


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

Register Online Here

Online registration closes at 5 pm on November 3rd.

Race day registration is $35 for 10K, $30 for 5K, and $25 for 3K, and will be available November 5 from 7:30 AM-8:30 AM. Cash or check only.

A large tree with sun rays shining through it's leaves next to a barn with a green roof.
Runners crossing a wooden bridge over jug bay on a winter day