Fitness gets wildly fun at the Fort Worth Zoo Run

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Fitness gets wildly fun at the Fort Worth Zoo Run

Event supports Zoo‘s global conservation and education efforts

FORT WORTH, Texas – Lace up your sneakers for a worthy cause at the Fort Worth Zoo’s 15th annual Zoo Run on Saturday, April 21, 2012. Every year, proceeds from Zoo Run support the Zoo's wildlife conservation and education efforts around the world. This year’s Zoo Run includes another Party for the Planet, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ (AZA) national Earth Day celebration.

The 15th annual Zoo Run, presented by Terminix, includes a competitive Timed 10K, Timed 5K, 5K Fun Run and 1K Fun Run. Zoo Run will take place on a USA Track and Field certified course along the Zoo’s main pathway and throughout the beautiful neighborhoods surrounding the Zoo.

Race entry fees for all pre-registered runners include a 2012 Zoo Run T-shirt, one complimentary admission pass to the Fort Worth Zoo, food, drinks and activities after the race including an awards ceremony and a Wild Wonders live animal presentation.

Early entry fees are $23 per individual or $20 per person for team entries (5 person minimum). School group (K-12) entry fees are $18 per person (10 person minimum). Entries must be received by April 6, 2012, to qualify for early entry fees. After April 6, 2012, entry fees are $28 per individual and $33 per individual on race day. Only pre-registered runners are guaranteed a T-shirt and timing chip. The final deadline for all school groups and team entries is April 6, 2012.

Race Times:
• 7 a.m. – Timed 10K (ages 12 and up)
• 8 a.m. – 1K Fun Run
• 8:30 a.m. – Timed 5K and 5K Fun Run

For more information on Zoo Run, please call 817-759-7337 or visit the Zoo's website.

PLEASE NOTE: On the day of the event, Colonial Parkway will not be accessible from University Drive. Please enter the Zoo’s main parking lot from Forest Park Boulevard. In honor of the Party for the Planet celebration, the Zoo encourages all participants to “go green” and carpool to the Zoo, if possible.

The nationally acclaimed Fort Worth Zoo has been ranked the No. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide and the No. 1 attraction in the DFW Metroplex by Zagat survey. The Zoo is home to more than 500 animal species and a world-famous reptile collection, housed in the brand new Museum of Living Art (MOLA). The institution’s focus on education and conservation is second to none, enhancing the lives of more than 1 million visitors a year.


For further information, contact:

Alexis Wilson, Communications Director