WCS Run For the Wild™ Comes to Brooklyn
- First annual 5k and family fun run/walk at WCS’s New
- More than 2,000 runners and walkers will help WCS save sea turtles and their habitats
around the world
- Sunday, October 9, 2011
Brooklyn, N.Y. – Oct. 3, 2011 – The first annual
Wildlife Conservation Society Run for the Wild 5k and family fun run/walk in
Brooklyn takes place Sunday, Oct. 9, kicking off at the New York Aquarium. The
event is dedicated to helping sea turtles, which the Wildlife Conservation
Society works around the world to protect.
The 5k run for runners will begin at 8 a.m.; casual runners
and walkers can take part in the Family Fun Run/Walk at 8:45 a.m.
More than 1,500 runners and walkers are registered to
participate. On-site registrations
will be offered.
- First annual WCS Run for the Wild in Brooklyn at the New York
- 5K race and family fun run/walk
Wildlife Conservation Society
Runners start at 8 a.m.
Casual runners and walkers start at 8:45 a.m.
Media check-in begins at 7:30 a.m.
WCS’s New York Aquarium
Surf Avenue at West 8th
- Members of the media who wish to
cover the event are asked to contact Barbara Russo at 718-265-3428 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Members of the media should
check-in at the media tent in the west parking lot at the aquarium.
for the Wild in Brooklyn is made possible by the following generous sponsors:
Anvil, CUNY, School of Professional Studies, Delta Air Lines, Fairway, Hard
Rock Cafe, Luna Park and Stevia In The Raw
ABC 7 and The Daily News
Aviator Sports and Events Center;
Barbara Russo – 718-265-3428;
Cell: 917-494-5493; email@example.com
Max Pulsinelli – 718-220-5182; firstname.lastname@example.org
Steve Fairchild – 718-220-5189; email@example.com
Society's New York Aquarium opens
every day of the year at 10am, and closing times vary seasonally. Admission is
$14.95 for adults, $10.95 for children ages 3-12 and $11.95 for senior citizens
(65 and older); children under 3 years of age are admitted free. Fridays after
3pm, admission is by suggested donation. The aquarium is located on Surf Avenue
at West 8th Street in Coney Island. For directions, information on public
events and programs, and other Aquarium information, call 718-265-FISH or visit
our web site at http://www.nyaquarium.com.
Now is the perfect time to visit and show support for the New York Aquarium,
Brooklyn's most heavily attended attraction and a beloved part of the City of
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.
Note to the Media: 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