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Busch Gardens Tampa to host inaugural Run For Wildlife 5k

by Banks Lee

busch gardens run for wildlife 5k

Busch Gardens Tampa is holding a new 5k run that will benefit the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund.

The inaugural Run For Wildlife 5k gives participants the opportunity to wind through the park for most of the 3.1 miles, all while supporting animal conservation efforts worldwide. The event takes place on Saturday, Nov. 22 at 7:30 a.m.

“This is a chance for guests of all ages to support the Conservation Fund’s mission to support wildlife conservation, education and research worldwide,” says Busch Gardens Park President Jim Dean.

Registration is currently open and runners must register in advance; participants cannot register the day of the event. This chip-timed race includes animal and character appearances throughout the course.

Participants are encouraged to bring family members and friends together to compete against one another. The overall male and female finisher will be recognized at an award ceremony following the race. Other perks for participants include post-race admission to Busch Gardens, valid for Nov. 22 only, a race shirt, finishers medal and complimentary snacks at the start/finish line.

Spectators are welcome at the start/finish line in Parking Lot D, however, only paid 5k participants will be allowed in the park during the run and receive complimentary admission to Busch Gardens following the race.

Registration packet pick up will be available on Friday, Nov. 21 from 2 p.m. – 8 p.m. at Busch Gardens Human Resources Office, located at 3605 E. Bougainvillea Ave. in Tampa. Race day packet pick up will begin at 6 a.m. in Parking Lot D at Busch Gardens.

To register and for more event information, visit Busch Gardens Tampa’s website at BuschGardensTampa.com.

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