March for Meals at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

For Immediate Release: February 13, 2012

9th Annual 5K Walk/Run Set for March 3

[Columbia, SC] - The 9th annual March for Meals at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden will be held on Saturday, March 3.

All proceeds from the race benefit Senior Resourcesí Meals on Wheels program, which provides more than 100,000 meals to homebound seniors in the Midlands each year.

Runners and walkers follow two separate courses. Runners cross the Saluda River Bridge into the Botanical Garden, return over the bridge and complete the final stretch, which takes them around the outer perimeter of the Zoo. The walkers complete three laps within the Zoo. Both groups begin and end their respective courses in the Riverbanks parking lot.

The race starts at 7:30am; Check-in begins at 6:15am.

Registration before February 15 is $20 for adult runners, $15 for adult walkers and $10 for children 12 and younger. After February 15, fees increase to $25 for adult runners and walkers and $15 for children 12 and younger. On the day of the race, registration is $30 for both runners and walkers and $15 for children 12 and younger.

Registration fees include a T-shirt and a one-day pass to the Zoo. T-shirts are only guaranteed if you register by February 15. Participants registering after February 15 will receive a T-shirt while supplies last.

Registration for runners will be capped at 500. For more information or to register for the race, contact Senior Resources at 803.252.7734 or www.seniorresourcesinc.org.

Jogging strollers will not be permitted on the running course, but will be allowed on the walking course.

PR Department: 803.602.0840

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