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Charles Paddock Zoo to host "Running with Wildlife" race to benefit wildlife conservation

Posted at 9:07 PM, Jul 28, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-29 00:07:27-04

The Charles Paddock Zoo is hosting a virtual race to support wildlife conservation.

The zoo is inviting community members to run or walk, indoors or outdoors, bike or skateboard, for a half marathon, 10K, 5K or 1 Mile “your way” during the "Running with Wildlife" virtual event.

You can join anytime from August 22nd to 28th.

On the zoo's website, event organizers say, "With a whole week to complete the event, we ask that you please adhere to all CDC recommended social distancing guidelines, maintain a safe distance from others and avoid trails and walking paths during peak times."

It costs $10 to register and $20 with a "Run with Wildlife" t-shirt.

All participants will be entered to win the grand prize--- two one-day park hopper tickets to Disneyland.

Participants are encouraged to post photos and videos of them participating.

Click here to register or get more information.

The Charles Paddock Zoo is located at Atascadero Lake Park on Highway 41/Morro Road, one mile west of Highway 101. Over 200 animals call the Charles Paddock Zoo home, including red pandas, monkeys, meerkats, parrots, a Malayan Tiger, a variety of reptiles and more.