West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Zoo Miami Team Up to Host the 4th Annual Zoo Run 5K
MIAMI, FL – For the fourth consecutive year, West Kendall Baptist Hospital and Zoo Miami will host a 5K race at Zoo Miami on October 2, 2016. The Felix Sabates Chevrolet Cadillac ZooRun5K is for folks of every speed – from cheetah to tortoise. The 3.1-mile timed race is walker-friendly and will take place around the entire zoo.
Additionally, Kidz Medical Services will host a ZooKidsDash for kids ages 2 – 9, and will include a range of distances from 100 to 525 meters and opportunities to interact with Gigi, Kaz and Pio – the popular Zoo Squad mascots. Participants are also asked to dress or accessorize like their favorite animal to win prizes at the costume contest.
“We are delighted to be working with our partners at West Kendall Baptist Hospital again to bring back our very own 5K! With over 4,000 race participants last year, we know that children and families want to be at Zoo Miami to experience this amazing park. Come take a walk (or run!) on the wild side” said, Ron Magill, Zoo Miami Communications and Media Relations Director.
“West Kendall Baptist Hospital, through our Healthy West Kendall initiative, looks to inspire our community to live healthier lives,” said, Michelle Mejia, AVP at West Kendall Baptist Hospital. “We are proud to partner with Zoo Miami to host a 5K race, as this event is an extension of our multi-year partnership called Healthy Zoo, Healthy You. We are able to lead by example through programs like these, where we can exercise, spend time outdoors, and enjoy the wonderful zoo with our friends and family.”
The first 4,000 5K and 1,000 ZooKidsDash registrants will receive free admission to Zoo Miami, a premium t-shirt, themed finisher medal, and entrance to the Finish Festival. Race registrants can also purchase Zoo Miami tickets for friends and family with a 50 percent discount on race day. To register, visit ZooMiami.org/Run.
About West Kendall Baptist Hospital
West Kendall Baptist Hospital is part of Baptist Health South Florida, the largest healthcare organization in the region, with seven hospitals (Baptist Hospital, Baptist Children’s Hospital, Doctors Hospital, Homestead Hospital, Mariners Hospital, South Miami Hospital and West Kendall Baptist Hospital), nearly 50 outpatient and urgent care facilities, Baptist Health Medical Group, Baptist Health Quality Network and internationally renowned centers of excellence. The not-for-profit, faith-based Baptist Health has approximately 16,000 employees and 2,300 affiliated physicians. Baptist Health South Florida has been recognized by Fortune as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America and by Ethisphere as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. For more information, visit BaptistHealth.net and connect with us on Facebook at facebook.com/BaptistHealthSF and on Twitter and Instagram @BaptistHealthSF.
About Zoo Miami Foundation
The Zoo Miami Foundation, formerly The Zoological Society of Florida, founded in 1956, is the non-profit support organization for Zoo Miami. Today it is one of the largest membership organizations in South Florida, with more than 60,000 members. Its activities and programs include fundraising, marketing, volunteer services, educational programs, special events and member programming. Its mission is to encourage an appreciation for the world’s wildlife and to help conserve it for future generations. For more information, please visit ZooMiami.org under Support Zoo Miami or call (305) 255-5551.
About Zoo Miami
Zoo Miami is located at 12400 SW 152 Street, Miami, FL 33177. General zoo admission is $19.95 per adult and $15.95 per child (3-12), plus tax. Children under two and zoo members enter free; parking is free. On weekends and holidays, Zoo Miami’s hours are 9:30 am – 5:30 pm; ticket booths close at 4 pm. On weekdays, Zoo Miami’s hours are 10 am – 5 pm; ticket booths close at 3:30 pm. For more information, please visit www.zoomiami.org or call (305) 251-0400.