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Bronx Zoo Run for the Elephants 5k

Yesterday was my girlfriends Birthday we had our kids this weekend so we tried find something to do that would be fun for all of us while marking the occasion.
We had heard about the Bronx Zoo 5k. We asked them if they wanted to do a run to help the elephants and spend the day at the Zoo they were up for it in theory (although neither of them have ever run/jogged more than a mile).
The event itself was well organized and the course was great especially for 1st timers most flat with a few slight inclines and declines. You run through the Zoo so along the way we passed some of the animal enclosures. The animals seemed more active early in the morning with the zebras running around to check all the runners out. After the run there were free refreshments and snacks which were really welcome. There were also quite a few sponsor including(Ikea, BMW, and Modells) who had tents setup with great giveaways and enough supply's for all the runners. The t-shirt we got was really nice as well. Most of the shirts I have received at other runs generally go into the drawer and never get worn. I will wear this one which will continue to raise awareness.
 After picking up our swag we went back to the car to drop off our stuff and get ready to go back into the zoo. Admission and member discounts were granted to all participants. The weather was great and although we had run earlier it wasn't until later in the day that we really felt tired and a little sore.

We are planning on doing next years event and hopefully a few more 5k's this year my girlfriends daughter is already asking to do another my daughter might need a little convincing.

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