I went to one of the local running stores for packet pickup on Thursday, they gave me my bag, shirt, and wristband to get into the zoo, but as I started walking out I remembered my bib. Looks like I had accidentally registered as a walker! Luckily, they changed it and gave me a timed bib right away. Thank goodness.
I threw on my Wonder Woman top and my new black skirt, and thought this would be the perfect chance to test our my new Asics too. The race didn't start til 8am, so I left my house about 7am, I wanted to make sure I could get there and navigate where I had to be.
I got to the zoo in about 25 minutes, so I had time to find the start, which was right in front of the entrance to the zoo. I also had time to use the restroom, and check out some of the dancers they had busting a move before the start.
I actually found a friend from high school and his girlfriend that were doing the race as I waited, so we chatted a bit. And then we were off. I don't usually keep my sunglasses on, but the sun came out, so I was glad I did.
This was a pretty small race, so we all lined up, walkers in the back, and we were off. The first part was a loop around the parking lot, then we started running through the zoo. This was pretty cool.
And the coolest part, I got to see animals while I was out there running! Of course I had to get some pics. Seems like only the bigger animals were out that early. I got to see the elephants, camels, rhinos, and a little warthog too. And I can say now that I've run next to an elephants and a rhino. I did run next to them, they were just chilling while I did it!
And before I knew it I was heading towards the front of the zoo again and the exit. I wasn't expecting a medal, but there were volunteers waiting to give us a little bling. And I always like a little bling ;)
This was a great little race, gotta say between the superhero theme and the zoo course it was pretty cool. And it was all for such a great cause too.