4th annual 5k and family fun run/walk at WCS’s Bronx Zoo

More than 5,000 runners and walkers will help WCS save lions and their habitats around the world

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Media check-in: 7:30 a.m.

Bronx, N.Y. – April 23, 2012 – The fourth annual WCS Run for the Wild 5k run and family fun run/walk takes place this Saturday, April 28 at WCS’s Bronx Zoo.

This year’s run/walk is dedicated to saving lions, their habitat and other wildlife. The Wildlife Conservation Society works across Africa and in the native range of lions in places such as Queen Elizabeth National Park, Uganda, and Nigeria’s Yankari National Park.

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: 4th annual WCS Run for the Wild 5k run and family fun run/walk

Who: Wildlife Conservation Society

When: Saturday, April 28
  • Runners start at 8:00 a.m. 
  • Casual runners and walkers start at 8:45 a.m.
  • Media check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.
Where: WCS’s Bronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY

Media note(s):
Members of the media who wish to cover the event are asked to contact Max Pulsinelli at 718-220-5182 or email mpulsinelli@wcs.org so that reserved parking and in-park transportation can be arranged.

Members of the media should check-in at the media tent in the zoo’s Bronx River parking lot prior to the race.

WCS’s Run for the Wild is made possible by the following generous sponsors:

Presenting Sponsor: Con Edison
Featured Sponsors: Monroe College, Montefiore
Supporting Sponsors: Anvil, Benjamin Moore, Hard Rock Cafe, Stevia In The Raw, UBS
Media Partners: ABC7, Daily News, Z-100
Promotional Partner: JackRabbit Sports

The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adult admission is $16, children (3-12 years old) $12, children under 3 are free, seniors (65+) are $14. Parking is $13 for cars and $16 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 www.bronxzoo.com or call 718-367-1010.