The Wilderness Run was an annual event put on by the Friends of the Parks organization. It took participants through the trails of Hamilton Greenbelt, usually offering a short and long option to choose from. It served as the organizations largest fund raiser for the year with all revenue going right back into improving Lakeway's parks and trails.
The volksmarch was created as a fall event to counter the Wilderness Run in the spring. It took participants on a guided hike from the Canyonlands main trailhead to the top of Mt. Lakeway and back. It was then followed up with some socializing and beer and pretzels to honor the German theme of the event.