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Contact: Visitor Center staff, 208-527-1335
Join Craters of the Moon staff and friends for the first annual Run the Rift Fun Run and other special events on Wild Saturday, September 27. A 5K and 10K run/walk will start at 8 a.m., followed by a wilderness puppet show, a trail exhibit dedication, and a wilderness film festival.
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act Monument staff are offering a variety of special events including our first annual Run the Rift Fun Run. Runners and walkers can choose from 5 and 10 kilometer routes around the scenic Loop Road. Sponsored by the Craters of the Moon Natural History Association this event is a fund raiser to help support field trips and educational programs at Craters of the Moon for Idaho school children. Receive a special t-shirt, water bottle and running bib by registering before September 19. Space is limited to the first 100 registrants. Register on-line at:
Wilderness Puppet Show:11 a.m. - noon;visitor center theater
Experience the antics of Idaho critters as they share A Song for Wilderness, presented by the Idaho Puppet Theatre.
Wilderness trail exhibit dedication: 1:30 p.m.
Hike to the sign, located on the Wilderness Trail, for a ribbon cutting and short speeches near the boundary of the first Wilderness area in the National Park System.
Wilderness Film Festival: 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Wilderness Act and National Public Lands Day by enjoying a selection of short films about wilderness.
Star Party: September 26 &27
Join experts from the Idaho Falls Astronomical Society and experience the universe under our naturally dark skies. Enjoy a presentation about the night sky and Craters of the Moon's "unearthly" connections both nights in the campground amphitheater at 8:30 pm. Then head to the Caves Area parking lot for telescope viewing of the skies above.
Join us for a Wild Saturday filled with fun and fitness for the entire family at the first designated Wilderness area in the National Park System on September 27!