• Con Edison Presents the 2nd Annual 5k and Family Fun Run at WCS’s Bronx Zoo
  • Former Pro Bowl running back, Tiki Barber, returns as the Run for the Wild's official starter
  • Registration is now open at www.wcs.runforthewild.org

April 24, 2010 - Race Day

Bronx, N.Y. – March 4, 2010 – Calling all runners and athletic hopefuls. It’s time to lace up your running shoes to prepare for New York City’s wildest race: The Wildlife Conservation Society’s second annual Run for the Wild at WCS’s Bronx Zoo. 

This year’s 5K-run/walk takes place on Saturday, April 24, 2010 and is dedicated to helping save tigers.

Registration is now open and Run for the Wild participants can choose from two different races. Individual runners can stampede to the zoo at 8:30 a.m. to begin a 5k race; more casual runners and walkers can take part in the Family Fun Run/Walk at 9:00 a.m.

While all runners/walkers will be championing tiger conservation by participating in the race, they will also get a chance to see first-hand New York’s newest symbol of championship and athletic prowess: The New York Yankees’ 2009 World Series Championship trophy, which will be on display from noon to 3pm in the Zoo Center.

The event promises a fun and exciting day for all who participate or attend to support the cause. Everyone will receive a Run for the Wild T-shirt, and there will be plenty of post-run festivities, including refreshments, live music, children’s games and activities, and a meet-and-greet with former Pro Bowl running back, Tiki Barber, who returns this year as the Run for the Wild’s official starter.

After the run, participants are invited to enjoy the zoo for the rest of the day. Complimentary parking and admission will be provided and they are encouraged to swing by the famous Tiger Mountain to catch one of four daily tiger enrichment sessions.

There are many other wonderful and exciting exhibits to visit also, including sea lions, the magnificent Madagascar! exhibit, and the Congo Gorilla Forest.

Online registration is $30 for adults. Those who are unable to participate in the event can still help by making a donation online or sponsoring a runner or a team. All pledges and donations provide much needed support for WCS field staff working to ensure a future for these beautiful endangered great cats. For more information, to register, or to sponsor a runner, visit www.wcs.runforthewild.org.


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

Presented by:                   Con Edison

Supported by:                   Aquafina, Benjamin Moore Paints, EDUN LIVE,

                                         Monroe College, Montefiore Medical Center, UBS

Media Partners:                Daily News, WABC, Z-100

Promotional Partner:        New York Sports Clubs

In-Kind Partner:                D'Agostino



Max Pulsinelli – 718-220-5182; mpulsinelli@wcs.org
Steve Fairchild – 718-220-5189; sfairchild@wcs.org

The Wildlife Conservation Society Bronx Zoo
is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and will be closed on Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, and Martin Luther King Day.  Adult admission is $15, children (3-12 years old) $11, children under 3 are free, seniors (65+) are $13. Parking is $12 for cars and $16 for buses. WCS’s 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.

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.