The Zoological Society and it’s able bodied partner The Running Room, have just announced a brand new event called The Polar Run to raise public awareness and money for polar bear conservation at the Assiniboine Park Zoo.
The Society and Running Room have hosted three successful Run Wild! events in the past and will be announcing details of the fourth annual zoo run very soon. This event is a departure from previous runs by taking place in cooler weather of March. Perfect weather for polar bears and polar bear supporters. We don’t care whether you run, walk, jog, jump, skip or simply sally forth – we just want you involved. Keep the dog at home but bring the rest of the family and get active at the zoo.
The Polar Run
Sunday, March 22, 2009 – starting at 8:30 am
Assiniboine Park Zoo, East Gate Entrance
Events: 3 km Polar Chug, 5 km Global Trot and 10km Polar Run
If you’re worried about pledges, raising funds, or tedious fund raising goals – forget it! We’ve got the simple answer. The 3 km and 5 km runs are only $20 while the 10 km run is $25. After March 1, sign up fees are $25 and $30 respectfully. And kids are only $10, anytime! Quite the bargain considering all funds raised go to such an important cause.
This is a great warm up for our June Run Wild at the Zoo event, so find a friend, a coworker, a family member, a neighbour or one of each and make your way over the Assiniboine Park Zoo. (Which is open 365 days a year by the way).