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Register today for the Zoo Zoom 5K on August 25

August 09, 2012

Zoo Zoom 5K
7th Annual 5K and Kids' Half-Mile Fun Run
Saturday, August 25, 2012

Kids' 1/2-Mile Fun Run begins at 7:45 a.m.
5K race begins at 8:15 a.m.

Join Club South Runners at the Zoo for our annual Zoo Zoom 5K on Saturday, August 25. The day includes our Kids' Half-Mile Fun Run at 7:45, so the whole family can participate, immediately followed by the 5K at 8:15 a.m. 

"We have a new route this year," said Zoo Director Phil Frost.  "The Zoo Zoom 5K actually takes our runners through the Zoo, past some of our animals like the elephants, giraffes and flamingos; it's hard to beat our scenery! Part of the new route includes the beautifully renovated Greenwood Park."

Registration may be done by mail, at or on race day beginning at 6:30 a.m.

Race Fees:
Club South members: $17
Non-Club South members: $20
Race-day registration: $24

Children (12 and under): $12
Race-day registration: $17 

Pre-register by August 22. Pre-registered participants are guaranteed a race shirt. Prizes will be awarded to first male and female overall and in age group categories.

A portion of each registration fee supports the Zoo's conservation programs for threatened and endangered animals. Cheetahs, in particular, are losing their "race" for survival. The world's fastest land animal, the cheetah can run up to 70 mph. Loss of habitat, human-animal conflict and loss of genetic variation are the main factors contributing to the cheetah's declining numbers in the wild.

Participants can register online at:

Click here for a PDF registration form. Make checks payable to Club South Runners and mail to:

Club South Runners
P.O. Box 65123
Baton Rouge, LA 70896

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