Runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate in the JLEFC’s 4th Annual Run Walk. 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.
Runners and walkers will replenish post-race with food and fluids at the finish line. The Post Race Party will also feature entertainment and activities, including a special Earth Day activity. In addition, all registered race participants will receive a ticket to Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo and are invited to spend the rest of the day exploring all the zoo has to offer.
To learn more about the event schedule, group pricing, and sponsor/partner opportunities, visit https://www.jlefc.org/support-us/healthy-families-5k-runwalk/. To register for the race or the virtual race, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/CT/Bridgeport/TheHealthyFamilies5KRunWalk.

Additional Information

  • Sponsor: JLEFC
  • Contact Email: jlefc@snet.net
  • Website: www.jlefc.org

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