WCS Run For the Wild™ Comes to Brooklyn

  • First annual 5k and family fun run/walk at WCS’s New York Aquarium
  • 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 Aquarium
  • 5K race and family fun run/walk

Wildlife Conservation Society

Sunday, Oct. 9
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 Street

Media note(s):

  • Members of the media who wish to cover the event are asked to contact Barbara Russo at 718-265-3428 or brusso@wcs.org
  • Members of the media should check-in at the media tent in the west parking lot at the aquarium.

WCS Run for the Wild in Brooklyn is made possible by the following generous sponsors:

Featured Sponsor:       

Supporting Sponsors:  
Anvil, CUNY, School of Professional Studies, Delta Air Lines, Fairway, Hard Rock Cafe, Luna Park and Stevia In The Raw

Media Partner:            
ABC 7 and The Daily News

Promotional Partners:
Aviator Sports and Events Center; JackRabbit Sports

Barbara Russo – 718-265-3428; Cell: 917-494-5493; brusso@wcs.org
Max Pulsinelli – 718-220-5182; mpulsinelli@wcs.org
Steve Fairchild – 718-220-5189; sfairchild@wcs.org


Wildlife Conservation 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 New York.

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.

Special 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 wcs.org.


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