Friday, April 24, 2009

Run for the Cheetah

I wasn't going to run this event. No way. Until I read that it's 'Run for' not 'Run From the Cheetah'. Now, the ideal sounds pretty cool.

It's a benefit to ensure that Cheetahs don't become extinct. Money goes to the Cheetah Conservation Fund.

You choose between the 5k or 1 mile run and the kids have a dash of their own. I wish race directors would have the 1 mile first and then the 5k 20 minutes later. I'd run both. Anyway, the beauty of this race is the location. Right outside the Phoenix Zoo in Papago park. You'll get to see the unique rock formations in the park, the canal and maybe some fishermen reeling in a big catch. After the race, stick around for music, raffles, food and awards. Then, with your bib you can get into the zoo for free. Here's a tip - if you don't plan on going into the zoo, give your bib to a family that does.

Run For the Cheetah is Saturday, April 25, 2009 at Ramadas 9&10 in Papago Park.

This race is sponsored by The Phoenix Zoo, Harkins Theatres, Watermill Express and more. Please support those sponsors that support your sport.

1 comment:

  1. wow --the run for the cheetah sounds great. I love any or all runs fr animals. We have a Bronx zoo run this sat the 25th...wish I could run it but am already committed to another will have to go to the zoo anyway.