Zoom through the Zoo is this weekend

March 24, 2014

GREENVILLE, SC – March 29, 2014 – The Friends of the Greenville Zoo will host a 5K run/walk this Saturday– marking the first time a race has been held in the zoo.

Zoom Through The Zoo will start at 8 a.m. on Saturday, March 29 in the City of Greenville’s Cleveland Park. The course will wind through the park and includes roughly 0.8 miles inside the Greenville Zoo – allowing runners and walkers of all ages to run past the elephants, lions, giraffes and large cats of the zoo.

The event also will feature mascots and a children’s fun run, where each participant will receive a medal.

We are excited to host Greenville’s only run through the Zoo, said Amanda Osborne, The Friends of the Greenville Zoo’s executive director.  Zoom Through The Zoo will raise funds to support the mission of The Friends.  This event promises to be a fun-filled morning for Greenville families.

Fairway Outdoor Advertising, The Greenville Journal and WMYI-FM (My 102.5) are generous sponsors for this event.  My 102.5 morning show hosts, Zac and Marne, will be onsite at the 5K to support all the participating families. 

Online registration is now open for both the 5K and a shorter children’s fun run. Participants can register online.  Registration rates are $30 for the 5K and $15 for the children’s run.  Rates increase by $5 on March 15.  All participants registered before March 15 are guaranteed an event T-shirt. 


About the Friends of the Greenville Zoo:

The Friends of the Greenville Zoo is a non-profit organization that serves as an independent community outreach group, whose purpose is to provide financial, resource, and advocacy support for the needs of the Greenville Zoo.