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The Falcon Fierce Challenge

When diving, the peregrine falcon is the fastest animal on earth, reaching speeds of up more than 200 miles per hour. That’s fierce. If you hit 200 mph during the Run for the Wild, you’ve definitely got wings. We don’t expect you to take flight, but the fiercest, fastest earth-bound dive will be rewarded with a prize package.

What You Will Win

Be the male or female participant that completes their Run for the Wild 5K with the fastest finish times and you will win:

A $100 Gift Card to Fleet Feet Richmond

1-Year Print Subscription to Blue Ridge Outdoors

Blue Ridge Outdoors is your guide to fly fishing in the Southeast, mountain biking in the Blue Ridge and adventure travel from the Highlands to the Piedmont.

Falcon Fierce Bandanna and Notebook Combo


Be falcon fierce with this 100% cotton, 22- inch square bandanna and rise above! We’ve added our 4×6 falcon fierce field notebook so you can record your own observations. Made in the USA.

1-Year Print Subscription to Virginia Wildlife Magazine


Virginia Wildlife is your ticket to learning more about Virginia’s spectacular wildlife, fisheries, and breathtaking habitats.

How to Participate in the Falcon Fierce Challenge

Use Strava to Track Your Activity

Don’t have a Strava account? Visit Strava.com or download their app to get started. It is free to use and it will allow us to easily judge everyone’s results. Make sure your account is set to public so we can see your activity. Already have a Strava account? Join our Virginia Wildlife Run Club!

Run (or Walk) Your 5K on July 17, 18, or 19, 2020

In order to be eligible, you must complete the 5K distance (3.1 miles) in your Strava activity. Do not go over the 5K distance. Once you have completed your 5K, name your activity “Run for the Wild”.

Submit Your Activity Before Monday, July 20, 2020

After you have completed your Run for the Wild 5K registration you will be sent a separate email with the Run for the Wild Challenge Submission Form the week of the event. Complete and submit that form before the deadline to be eligible for an award. Only one entry per person and you can only enter in one of the four listed challenges.

The Male & Female Winners will be Announced on Wednesday, July 22, 2020

The male and female participants that complete their Run for the Wild 5K with the fastest finish times will win the Falcon Fierce Challenge Award and will be notified via email. All challenge award winners will be announced on the DWR website and social media channels.