The Run for the Zoo, which was set to celebrate its 35th year of races on May 3, has been canceled in response to the coronavirus pandemic, according to its website.
The event that raises money for the ABQ BioPark – Zoo has drawn approximately 9,100 runners in each of the last two years and raised around $185,000 in 2018 and 2019, according to Journal archives.
Participants competed in the half marathon, 10K, 5K and 1-mile fun run races on a course that starts next to Tingley Field and ends at the zoo.
“This fundraising event supports the ABQ BioPark, but our priority is the health and well being of our participants, volunteers, sponsors, spectators, staff and animals,” the website reads.
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