Kick up some dust-fetti and help the Saint Louis Zoo celebrate its 30th year of St. Louis Children’s Hospital Make Tracks for the Zoo, set to run on Sunday, May 17, 2015

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SAINT LOUIS ZOO CELEBRATES ITS 30th ANNUAL MAKE TRACKS FOR THE ZOO

Register now for the Zoo’s 5K Race/Walk

 

Kick up some dust-fetti and help the Saint Louis Zoo celebrate its 30th year of St. Louis Children’s Hospital Make Tracks for the Zoo, set to run on Sunday, May 17, 2015. The Saint Louis Zoo’s annual 5K race/walk at 7:30 a.m. will wind through Forest Park, on a USATF-certified course. Participants will receive a disposable timing chip for more accurate results.

 

Children ages 7-12 can participate in a half-mile fun run at 8:50 a.m.; children ages 6 and under can participate in the quarter-mile fun run at 9 a.m. Ages 12 and under can participate in a timed and competitive one-mile race at 9:10 a.m.

 

All races begin and end near the Kiener Memorial gates of the Zoo at the corner of Washington and Government Drive. Billy and Julie from the new morning show on 103.3 KLOU will be on site to serve as race day emcees.

 

All registrants will receive a complimentary T-shirt, continental breakfast (while supplies last) and ribbon. Awards will be presented to overall winners and first place finishers in each age bracket for the 5K and one-mile races at a ceremony at 9:30 a.m. in the Anheuser-Busch Theater in The Living World building. All award ceremony attendees will be entered in an attendance prize drawing.

 

Activities for the whole family will take place in Schnuck Family Plaza at the Zoo from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon. Keeper chats will take place throughout the morning.

 

Registration is $25 for individuals participating in the 5K or 1-mile races. Kids’ run registration for children ages 12 and under is $12 per child through race day. Free parking is provided on the Zoo’s north and south lots before 8 a.m. on race day. Spaces are limited.

 

Registration is available online at stlzoo.org/maketracks through May 16. In-person registration is also available in The Living World on Thursday, May 14 from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, May 16 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and on race day from 6 to 8:45 a.m.

 

Proceeds help support the conservation efforts of the Saint Louis Zoo at home and around the world.

 

Make Tracks for the Zoo is sponsored by St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Prairie Farms Dairy, Mid America Chevy Dealers, Missouri State University, Big River Race Management and Breadsmith with media support from 93.7 The Bull and 103.3 KLOU.

 

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