Tails From The Zoo

Polar-ific! March 23, 2010

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This year’s Polar Run was wildly successful! We saw a 40% increase in money raised over 2009, with proceeds going towards our Polar Bear Conservation Fund in Tribute to Debby.

Thank you to all of the runners and volunteers who joined us at the zoo on the morning of March 21st.

 

Polar Run Volunteers and Runners Needed March 1, 2010

Filed under: Member Notices,Special Events,The Zoo and You — Scott Gray @ 12:28 pm
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THE POLAR RUN

March 21, 2010

8:30 am

Assiniboine Park Zoo

Proceeds from the run go towards the Polar Bear Conservation Fund in Tribute to Debby

East Gate Entrance by Gift Shop – Run Starts at the Animal Tracks Cafe

The Zoological Society of Manitoba is also looking for volunteers for the Polar Run. Volunteers are requested to arrive between 7:45 am and 8:00 am for a brief orientation before the race. We need volunteers to help with registration, refreshments and be race marshals. If you would like more information please contact Tricialynn at 982 0669 or email tzacharias@zoosociety.com

You can run in either the 3K, 5K or 10K races. Remember – it’s a fun run so bring the whole family! It’s also a great way to get yourself warmed up for the upcoming racing season.

Polar Runners are encouraged along the race route

If you would like to join over 200 other runners and joggers, please register with the Running Room at www.runningroom.com

 

Polar Run February 4, 2010

Filed under: Fund Raising,Member Notices,Uncategorized — Scott Gray @ 11:02 am
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The Zoological Society of Manitoba is looking for runners and walkers to participate in its annual Polar Run, which will be held this year on Sunday, March 21, 2010 at 8:30 am. All proceeds going towards the Polar Bear Conservation Fund in Tribute to Debby.

You can run, sprint, jog, walk, lop, hip-pity-hop, amble, bound, break, canter, dart, dash, gallop, lope, pace, race, rush, scamper, scuttle, spring, sprint, trot or even whisk your way along the paths of the Assiniboine Park Zoo. You will be supporting polar bear conservation and education programs at the zoo and supporting a healthy lifestyle.

You can choose from the 3K, 5K and 10K runs.

Early bird registration (until March 1st) is only $20. Regular registration is $25. The registration fee for children under the age of 13 is only $10, anytime.

Please visit www.zoosociety.com or the Running Room for more information.

Race Kit Pickup:

Wednesday, March 17th
5:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Kenaston Running Room
Kenaston Village Mall
1875 Grant Avenue Winnipeg, MB

Extra Information Added February 8, 2010:

The Zoological Society of Manitoba is now looking for volunteers for our 2nd Annual Polar Run on March 21st, 2010.

The run takes place at the Assiniboine Park Zoo at 8:30 am and volunteers are requested to arrive between 7:45 am and 8:00 am for a brief orientation before the race.

We need volunteers to help with on-site registration, refreshments and be race marshals.  If you would like more information please contact Tricialynn at 982 0669 or email tzacharias@zoosociety.com

Jim and Lynda Daun

(aka Flotsom and Jetsom)

 

Polar Run Wrap-Up March 24, 2009

Filed under: Fund Raising,Special Events,The Zoo and You — Scott Gray @ 10:37 am
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I am happy to report, on behalf of the Zoological Society, that our 1st Annual Polar Run was a success! We had a great turnout with 150 runners and walkers joining us for the early morning family fun run. Thanks to Kramp Chiropractic for providing the runners with snacks.

The Zoological Society of Manitoba was also able to announce that it has reached it’s first Ice Cap thanks in part due to the great run turnout. What is an Ice Cap? We have now raised our first $10,000 in support of the Polar Bear Conservation Fund in Tribute to Debby.

But we’re certainly not stopping here – plans are underway for our Run Wild in May, our Zoo Brew Social in June, a super special September promotion and our Boo at the Zoo event in October. Proceeds from all of these events will be directed to the PBC Fund. If you would like to make a seperate donation to the fund to help us reach our goal of 25 Ice Caps in 2009, please visit http://www.zoosociety.com/fundraising_information.asp

Polar Runners are encouraged along the race route

Polar Runners are encouraged along the race route

 

Run Polar Run! March 19, 2009

The Zoological Society and the Running Room are busy preparing for this Sunday’s 1st Annual Polar Run. The Society and Running Room have already hosted three successful !Run Wild! events and we decided to initiate the Polar Run to raise public awareness and funds for a new polar bear conservation centre at the zoo.

We have had a fantastic sign-up rate so far but we would like to really raise the roof on this race. Come out to the Assiniboine Park Zoo on Sunday March 22 and run, walk, jog, jump, skip or simply sally forth and be part of the movement.

The Polar Run

Sunday, March 22, 2009 – starting at 8:30 am

Assiniboine Park Zoo, Zoo Gift Shop entrance at 8:00 am

Events: 3 km Polar Chug, 5 km Global Trot and 10km Polar Run

For information on registration fees and getting your race kits,  please visit any Winnipeg Running Room location or www.runningroom.com.

And remember, this is a great warm up for our May !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.

http://www.zoosociety.com

 

Polar Run for Polar Bears! January 16, 2009

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.

For more information please visit www.runningroom.com or www.zoosociety.com

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).