Northwest Trek Wildlife Park

11610 Trek Dr. E.

Eatonville, Wash. 98328

Contact: Chip Heinz, project manager;; 360-832-7153

Rachel Grover, public relations coordinator;; 360-832-7189

Eatonville, WA. – Wake up from your winter hibernation; the Evergreen State Volkssport Association will hold its free winter Volksmarch on Feb. 5 and 6 at Northwest Trek Wildlife Park.

The walk is free and walkers can choose between 5K and 10K courses, which are mostly paved and surrounded by a lush forest. Venture near the coyote, fox, wolf, grizzly and black bear exhibits to catch a glimpse of these native Northwest Animals. Water stations will be set-up along the route.

After finishing the walk, warm up on a heated tram tour through Northwest Trek’s 435-acre free-roaming area. Walkers can purchase half-price tram tickets, until 1 p.m. All main area exhibits, gift shop and the Fir Bough Café will be open.

The winter Volksmarch is suitable for all ages, but the course is not recommended for strollers. Pets are not allowed inside the park.

Registration begins at 8 a.m. and ends at 1 p.m. at the park. The walk concludes at 4 p.m.

Northwest Trek, accredited by the American Zoo and Aquarium, is a 625-acre zoological park devoted to the display, interpretation and conservation of North American native wildlife. The Park is located 35 miles outside Tacoma, on the way to Mount Rainier. For more information, call 360-832-6117 or visit