This all-ages, family-friendly event will take place on Earth Day and will combine running or walking for a cause with the opportunity to discover the amazing animals and habitats throughout Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport. As in years past, runners and walkers of all ages and abilities are invited to participate. The day will begin with the ever-popular Kids' Fun Run, a free, non-competitive, quarter-mile race open to children in grade 6 and younger. Following the kids' race, adults can complete a computer-timed, winding 5K run or walk through the zoo. For those who wish to tackle a shorter course, debuting this year is the untimed, non-competitive, and open-to-all-abilities 1.5K Wellness Walk. Registration for the 4th Annual Healthy Families 5K Run and Walk will close at 500 participants, so early sign-up is highly encouraged.
Those registered by April 18 are $25 for ages 19 and up and $18 for ages 13 to 18; participants ages 12 and under are only $12. Advance registration will officially close at 8 p.m. on April 18. Group pricing is available for groups of 10 or more. To learn more about the event schedule, group pricing, and sponsor/partner opportunities, visit https://www.jlefc.org/support-us/healthy-families-5k-runwalk/. To register for the race or the virtual race, visit https://runsignup.com/Race/CT/Bridgeport/TheHealthyFamilies5KRunWalk.