Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Running With the Animals

One of my secret wishes has been to go running up at the Bronx Zoo (another one of those places that would probably frown if you laced up your running shoes for an early mornings saunter.)

The paths look great, and think of the scenery! You could see lions, and tigers, and bears - oh my! (And run really, really fast, if you got into the safari zone)

And those pathways are so much longer than Prospect Park Zoo (believe me, I've had the wonderful experience of chasing my children around there on a weekend afternoon, especially after my muscles have tightened following a long run earlier in the day).

Alas, the trek to the Bronx is a bit much ... but now, check out this 5K at the Bronx Zoo on April 25. And it's for a great cause.

"Run to help save Gorillas in 2009. We need your help in protecting a species that is at great risk of extinction."

Doesn't quite look like they are pushing it for the competitive aspect, but that's fine.


ChickenUnderwear said...

It is on my calendar. My kids are gonna love it

Janet said...

Looks like fun, even though the most challenging part may be getting there with the variations in IRT service every weekend.

Samantha said...

How cool! Definitely a trek, especially for a 9am start time.