Run Wild For The Chattanooga Zoo Is June 1

Monday, May 20, 2013

The Chattanooga Zoo 5K Run Wild race and 1K Cub Crawl is taking place on Saturday, June 1.  The race, beginning and ending at the Chattanooga Zoo and sponsored by Thrive Fitness studio, will help raise funds for the Zoo’s future expansion and growth efforts.  

The 5K features a challenging run through historic Warner Park and surrounding neighborhoods.  The 1K Cub Crawl takes place within the Zoo. Participants in both races are encouraged to come dressed as their favorite animal. An awards ceremony featuring a live band and snacks will take place within the Zoo following the two races.     

“We are proud of how far the Zoo has come in its 75 year history and are invested in seeing this growth continue into the future,” notes Kim Gavin, co-owner of Thrive Studio.

Chattanooga Zoo CEO, Dardenelle Long adds, “With the involvement of Thrive Studio, Run Wild promises to be a fun and interactive event.  Runners and their families will have a chance to enjoy our zoo and take part in one of the wildest races of the year.  We hope everyone comes dressed up as one of their favorite animals to help support the Zoo.” 

Registration is available online at www.chattzoo.org/runwild or in person at Thrive Studio and the Zoo. Pre-registration packet pick up will take place at the Zoo on Friday, May 31, from 4-6 p.m.  Onsite registration is available on race day at 7 am. Race start time is 8 a.m. for the 5K and 8:30 a.m. for the1K.  Strollers are allowed.  

For more information visit www.chattzoo.org or www.thrivestudio.net


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