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JLEFC 4th Annual Healthy Families 5K Run and Walk
April 22, 2018 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am$25
This all-ages, family-friendly event will take place on Earth Day—Sunday, April 22—and will combine running or walking for a cause with the opportunity to discover the amazing animals and habitats throughout Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport. The unique course features two loops through the zoo with a loop around the entirety of the beautiful and historic Beardsley Park. As in years past, runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate. The day will begin with the ever-popular Kids’ Fun Run, a free, non-competitive, quarter-mile race open to children in grade 6 and younger. Following the kids’ race, adults can complete a computer-timed, winding 5K run or walk through the zoo. For those who wish to tackle a shorter course, debuting this year is the untimed, non-competitive, and open-to-all-abilities 1.5K Wellness Walk. Whether choosing the 5K or 1.5K course, participants will see the zoo’s menagerie of tigers, prairie dogs, anteaters, and exotic birds. Both courses take runners through the zoo and finish near the historic carousel. Prizes will be awarded for the top male and female finishers, as well as for the top three finishers in nine age groups. Prizes will also be given for Best Costume; runners and walkers of all ages are encouraged to show their spirit and dress as a favorite animal. All registered participants, including children who purchase a ticket for the event, will receive a commemorative t-shirt.