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Salamander Scramble 5K Fundraiser 2024

July 4 @ 7:00 am - 11:00 am

Registration open—see form below.

Join Team Salamander for the Salamander Scramble 5K at the Waynesboro Summer Jubilee on July 4th!

Register as a Scrambler for the Kids Fun Run at 7:15 a.m., or the Firecracker 5K at 7:30 a.m.

Lace up your running/walking shoes and join Team Salamander as we “scramble” around Waynesboro to raise funds for Buttonwood Nature Center, Home of The Institute. Team members secure funding pledges from friends, family, and co-workers. All athletic levels are welcome. 

We hope to see everyone walk, run—or scramble!—in 2024 for Buttonwood Nature Center/The Institute!

Can’t be with us on race day? You can still register as a Scrambler to support Buttonwood/The Institute. Walk, Run or Scramble in any location—be sure to send us a picture in your Scramble t-shirt.
(Shirt provided with registration.) “Virtual Scramblers” continue to registration at bottom of page.

As part of Team Salamander, you’ll enjoy the following perks on race day: A team shirt, a cool towel to help you cool off after the finish line, refreshments in our VIP Scramble Tent, and prizes! Buttonwood/The Institute will cover your Firecracker 5K race fees, a VIP code will be provided upon completion of registration AND with your registration you receive a one-year membership to Buttonwood Nature Center, home of The Institute. You’ll receive information by mail and get discounts on certain community programs.

There is a grand prize each year to the Scrambler that donates the highest amount to Buttonwood/The Institute—whether it’s through a large family participating or through raised pledges. 

Don’t want to “scramble” but want to help? We need volunteers for flagging—training provided!

Contact Buttonwood at (717) 762-0373 or [email protected] for more information.

Our Lead and T-Shirt Sponsor is Grove-Bowersox Funeral Home.
Icy Cool Towel Sponsor: Arlene Unger-ReMax/Results
VIP Tent Sponsor: TBA
Grand Prize Sponsor: Potomac Leasing 

Additional underwriting support provided in part by Today’s Horizon Fund contributors: The Nora Roberts Foundation; Marge Kiersz; Alma W. Oyer; and the Carolyn Terry Eddy Family: Carolyn, with daughters Connie Fleagle & Kim Larkin.

The Salamander Scramble is fundraiser for Buttonwood Nature Center, home of The Institute. Funds raised support our programs and community events. The registration fees are: (Fees to be confirmed)

Single Adult $100
Single Child: $50
Family with children: $200

After submitting your reservation form, check your email for payment link.


July 4
7:00 am - 11:00 am
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Buttonwood Nature Center–Home of The Institute
(717) 762-0373