Calling All Runners to Support NatureTrack!

By Giving List Staff   |   October 11, 2022

5K and Fun Run Sponsored by NatureTrack Opens “A Day in the Country” Festival

Get your Day in the Country off to a running start with NatureTrack’s 5K & Kid’s Fun Run on Saturday, Oct. 15 at Los Olivos’ annual event. 

Check-in opens at 7 AM, 5K starts at 8 AM. Kid’s Fun Run begins at 9 AM.  All ages are welcome, and you can run with your furry friend(s) too.  You’ll run or walk through the rustic town of Los Olivos known for its collection of Wine Tasting Rooms from the surrounding area as well as art galleries.  Victorious 5K adult runners will get a $100 gift card to J.Woeste. Kids get gold, silver and bronze medals. Plus, for the first time, the course is certified by the USATF. 

After your run, enjoy the “Day in the Country” Festival – a Los Olivos tradition of celebrating the quaint country town with a small-town parade, more than 100 vendor booths, a beer garden, live music, food trucks, and “Wine Roundup” through town at its award-winning wineries.  Stop at the NatureTrack booth to find out all the ways we connect people with nature.  See a Freedom Trax unit in action. 

Proceeds from the race support  NatureTrack Foundation, whose mission is to encourage students to embrace the natural world with respect and wonder, inspiring them to be thoughtful stewards of our natural resources.  The Film Festival will be back in force in 2023.  Like our Facebook page to stay informed. 

NatureTrack 5K Schedule:

· Check-in 7:00 – 7:45 AM

·Start Time 8:00 AM

· Check-in for Kid’s Fun Run 7:00 – 8:45 AM

·Kid’s Fun Run Start Time 9:00 AM

To register for the 5K and Fun Run. Click HERE!

·Triumphant adult runners get a $100 gift card to the fan-tabulous store J.Woeste Home & Garden Treasures. 

·Medals will be awarded to the first, second, and third places in the Kid’s Fun Run for girls and boys. 

·Dogs get a special tag.

About NatureTrack

NatureTrack is a 501(c)3 non-profit which provides outdoor docent-led field trips during the usual school day for Santa Barbara County children at no cost to the schools or students, utilizing local trails and beaches throughout north and south county. NatureTrack’s mission is two-fold:  to encourage students to embrace our natural world with respect and wonder, inspiring them to be stewards of our natural resources, and prepare school-aged students with the attitudes, leadership skills, and habits for lifelong learning. Founded in 2011, more than 30,000 students have had a chance to experience a NatureTrack docent-led outdoor field trip.  

NatureTrack expanded its’ mission of connecting kids to nature and is now connecting people who use wheelchairs of all ages to get out into nature using Freedom Trax. This device quickly changes a manual wheelchair into a battery powered, all-terrain vehicle which can easily traverse sand and trails. Now NatureTrack docents, students, and teachers who use a wheelchair can join classes on nature trips using Trax.  NatureTrack is expanding its’ reach up to San Luis Obispo and down to Ventura County with the Trax program.  Thanks go to the grantors including: UCSB’s Coastal FundCalifornia State Coastal Conservancy, Parks California ‘Route to Parks’ grant and the Coastal Resource Enhancement Fund.



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Founder & Executive Director: Sue Eisaguirre


NatureTrack is a 501(c)3 non-profit whose mission is to provide outdoor field trips for school-aged children at no cost to the schools or students.

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NatureTrack aims to provide inclusion, access, and opportunities to individuals who may not have had the chance to experience outdoor activities that were once deemed ‘inaccessible.’ Thanks to the Freedom Trax device, people like myself can now explore beaches and walking trails and connect with nature. Additionally, I have become a volunteer docent for NatureTrack and can lead trips to give back to this incredible organization.
Don Chan, NatureTrack Volunteer Docent

Giving Everyone Access to Nature

Transportation is NatureTrack’s largest cost, and it keeps rising. Your donations help fund field trips and provide more Freedom Trax devices.

$7,500 covers a field trip for 100 students.

$6,500 buys a new Freedom Trax device.

Any donation amount is appreciated to support our mission. Field trips fill up fast each year, highlighting our need for more volunteers. Docents play a crucial role with a 5-to-1 student-to-docent ratio. Your contribution, whether financial or as a volunteer, has a meaningful impact. Please donate or volunteer today, or both!

Key Supporters

Audacious Foundation
Adams Legacy Foundation
Coastal Ranches Conservancy
Craig H. Neilsen Foundation
Hutton Parker Foundation
Mark and Dorothy Smith
Family Foundation
Natalie Orfalea Foundation
Towbes Foundation
Santa Ynez Valley Foundation
Santa Ynez Valley Youth Rec