Media Advisory: Con Edison Presents the WCS Run for the Wild 2011

  • 3rd annual 5k and family fun run/walk at WCS’s Bronx Zoo
  • More than 6,500 runners and walkers will help WCS save penguins and their habitats around the world
  • Saturday, April 30, 2011

Bronx, N.Y. – April, 27, 2011 – The third annual Wildlife Conservation Society Run for the Wild 5k run and family fun run/walk takes place this Saturday, April 30 at WCS’s Bronx Zoo. This year’s event is dedicated to helping save penguins, which the Wildlife Conservation Society has been working to protect for more than three decades.
 
The 5k race for individual runners will begin at 8:30 a.m.; casual runners and walkers can take part in the Family Fun Run/Walk at 8:45 a.m.
 
More than 6,500 runners and walkers are registered to participate. On-site registrations will not be accepted as this event is sold out.
 
What:    
3rd annual WCS Run for the Wild
5k race and family fun run/walk
 
Who:    
Wildlife Conservation Society
 
When:  
Saturday, April 30
Runners start at 8:30 a.m.
Casual runners and walkers start at 8:45 a.m.
Media check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.
 
Where:
WCS’s Bronx Zoo (Bronx River parking area – take exit 6 off of Bronx River Parkway)
 
Media note(s):
Members of the media who wish to cover the event are asked to contact Max Pulsinelli at 718-220-5182 or email mpulsinelli@wcs.org so that reserved parking and in-park transportation can be arranged.
 
Members of the media should check-in at the media tent in the zoo’s Bronx River parking lot prior to the race.
 
WCS’s Run for the Wild is made possible by the following generous sponsors:  
 
Presenting Sponsor:              
Con Edison
 
Featured Sponsors:                
Aquafina, Fisher-Price®, Montefiore
 
Supporting Sponsors:             
Anvil, Benjamin Moore, eStar, Hard Rock Cafe, Monroe College, Stonyfield Farm, UBS
 
Media Partners:                    
ABC7, Daily News, Z-100

Contact:
Max Pulsinelli – 718-220-5182; mpulsinelli@wcs.org
Steve Fairchild – 718-220-5189; sfairchild@wcs.org
 


The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.
 

The Wildlife Conservation Society’s Bronx Zoo
is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Adult admission is $16, children (3-12 years old) $12, children under 3 are free, seniors (65+) are $14. Parking is $13 for cars and $16 for buses. The Bronx Zoo is conveniently located off the Bronx River Parkway at Exit 6; by train via the #2 or #5 or by bus via the #9, #12, #19, #22, MetroNorth, or BxM11 Express Bus service (from Manhattan that stops just outside the gate.) To plan your trip, visit www.bronxzoo.com or call 718-367-1010.
 



If you would like to guide your readers or viewers to a web link where they can make donations in support of helping save wildlife and wild places, please direct them to: www.wcs.org/donation .

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