WCS Run For The Wild Races To Save Wildlife

A curious giraffe watched runners make tracks through the zoo.
Photo by Meghan Maher/WCS

More than 5,200 ran, jogged and walked through the Bronx Zoo to save at-risk wildlife. The ninth annual Wildlife Conservation Society’s Run for the Wild, a 5K run and family fun run/walk, was held on Saturday, April 29 for runners and walkers to lend their full support for the animals which most inspire them. Following the run, everyone participated in various activities including a local microbrew beer garden, a rock climbing wall and a live DJ at the Bronx Zoo’s historic Astor Court.

(l-r) Michelle Adam, 5K Run first place champion Tim Campbell, Mario Rodriguez, Tiffany Heineman, James Moormann, Edi Poinescu and Jeremy Raymar embraced their wild sides.
Photo by Edwin Soto

Jax Tran (l) and Alexandra Hazelton sported incredible toucan and tiger inspired face paint.
Photo by Edwin Soto

Con Edison Bronx Public Affairs manager Rolando Infante (back, l) and his staff enlightened residents on their energy company’s services.
Photo by Edwin Soto

(l-r) Third place honorees Christopher Steward and Taylor Williams; first place champions Ann Marie, Cooper Melone and Tim Campbell and second place victors Jenn Russell, Alexander Eberlein and Toby Zitsman.
Photo by Edwin Soto

Runners’ anticipation grew as John Calvelli (front, c), WCS executive vice president, prepared to cut the ribbon to start the race.
Photo by Edwin Soto

Bronxites enjoyed some foamy fun at this year’s celebration.
Photo by Julie Larsen Maher/WCS

Many racers ran in support of perserving wildlife at this year’s Run for the Wild.
Photo by Julie Larsen Maher/WCS

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