Bronx, N.Y. – April 22, 2015 – The seventh annual WCS Run for the Wild 5k run and family fun run/walk takes place this Saturday, April 25 at WCS’s Bronx Zoo.
Each year, WCS Run for the Wild is committed to raising awareness of the threats facing a specific species while raising money to help the Wildlife Conservation Society in efforts at the Bronx Zoo and in the field to save wildlife around the globe. This year the Run is dedicated to gorillas. Since its inception in 2009, more than 35,000 people have participated.
The 5k race for individual runners will begin at 8:00 a.m.; casual runners and walkers can take part in the Family Fun Run/Walk at 8:45 a.m.
More than 5,000 runners and walkers are registered to participate.
What: 7th annual WCS Run for the Wild
5k run and family fun run/walk
Who: Wildlife Conservation Society
When: Saturday, April 25
Runners start at 8:00 a.m.
Casual runners and walkers start at 8:45 a.m.
*Media check-in begins at 7:00 a.m.
Where: WCS’s Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Blvd.
Members of the media who wish to cover the event are asked to contact Max Pulsinelli at 718-220-5182; firstname.lastname@example.org so that reserved parking and in-park transportation can be arranged.
Members of the media should check-in at the media/VIP tent in the zoo’s Bronx River parking lot prior to the race.
WCS Run for the Wild is made possible by these generous sponsors and corporate partners:
Presented by: Con Edison
Featured Sponsor: Montefiore Medical Center
Supporting Sponsors: Empire BlueCross BlueShield; Monroe College
Media Partners: ABC-7; Z-100
Promotional Partners: The Belmont Business Improvement District;
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The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. weekdays, 5:30 p.m. weekends from April to October; 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m November to March. Adult admission is $19.95, children (3-12 years old) $12.95, children under 3 are free, seniors (65+) are $17.95. Parking is $15 for cars and $18 for buses. The Bronx Zoo is conveniently located off the Bronx River Parkway at Exit 6; by train via the #2 or #5 or by bus via the #9, #12, #19, #22, MetroNorth, or BxM11 Express Bus service (from Manhattan that stops just outside the gate.) To plan your trip, visit bronxzoo.com or call 718-367-1010.
Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) MISSION: WCS saves wildlife and wild places worldwide through science, conservation action, education, and inspiring people to value nature. VISION: WCS envisions a world where wildlife thrives in healthy lands and seas, valued by societies that embrace and benefit from the diversity and integrity of life on earth. To achieve our mission, WCS, based at the Bronx Zoo, harnesses the power of its Global Conservation Program in more than 60 nations and in all the world’s oceans and its five wildlife parks in New York City, visited by 4 million people annually. WCS combines its expertise in the field, zoos, and aquarium to achieve its conservation mission. Visit: www.wcs.org; http://www.facebook.com/TheWCS; http://www.youtube.com/user/WCSMedia Follow: @thewcs.