The Wildlife Conservation Society is inviting everyone to come join them for the 5th annual WCS Run for the Wild at the Bronx Zoo on Saturday, April 27th. This year's event is being held to save Asian and African elephants as their numbers continue to plummet from decades for poaching and large-scale illegal trade in ivory.
Those who come to "make tracks for elephants" will find two start times, one for runners at 8:00 a.m., and a second for the Family Fun Run/Walk at 8:45 a.m.
Registration for the WCS Run for the Wild at the Bronx Zoo is $35 for adults, $25 for children (3–15) and $25 for Seniors (65+).
All adults and senior registrants must also raise at least $30 before the run in order to participate on April 27! The minimum fundraising requirement is waived for children.
Runners and walkers will also be eligible to win a host of great prizes for fundraisers of all levels, including a t-shirt, a soft plush elephant, snow globe, gift cards, a tote bag, and even an animal experience with one of the residents of the zoo! Children who register will also get a free t-shirt, while anyone who signs up by January 31st will be able to take advantage of the Early Bird Special and receive $5 off your registration fee, as well as enjoy free all-day access to the Bronx Zoo for all participants
A. 8:00 AM participants (5k Run) please use the Southern Blvd parking lot. Gate C can be found at 182nd Street and Southern Blvd.
8:45 AM participants (5k Family Fun Run) must arrive at the Bronx Zoo via the Bronx River entrance (closest entrance to registration). Parking fees are waived prior to 8:45 a.m. In the event the Bronx River parking lot is filled upon your arrival, you will be guided to an alternate lot.
To learn more, readers can call the Bronx Zoo at 718 220-5100.