If you caught my last post you know Saturday morning BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo held their annual ZooZoom 5K and ½ Mile Fun Run. This was a fun (& again very warm) race like last year. Over 800 runners came out to run with the lions, tigers, and bears. There biggest year yet! My finish time was 28:28. (4 seconds slower than my time last year and missed out on Top 3 this time). Alaina finished in 37:55 but she did have almost 10 yards of tulle around her lol! She hasn’t been training (due to her Scoliosis back brace) but she will soon when the temps cool down a bit. We missed the Asian elephant “Bozie” that we saw last year. Turns out the Asian Elephant exhibit is now closed. Bozie got moved to the Smithsonian National Zoo in DC. Due to zoo accredited changes over the years it will take a major capital campaign to fund a larger elephant exhibit to hold more elephants of an African descent and to the requirements that are now needed for the elephant’s safety.
Doing local races like this are important as a way to give back to the community. As we walked around the zoo after the race there were still some lovely animals around but definitely time for some improvements.
Here are some pictures from the race:
Next up is the NFL Saints 5k next Saturday in New Orleans. I am quite excited to run it this year with my daughter. What’s more exciting than to start in Champions Square and Finish on the 50-yard line of the Superdome?