NYC Zoo Run
The Wildlife Conservation Society Hosts Run for the Wild
There are lots of great reasons to run: because it's good for you, because humans were born to do it and because there's a family of dingoes trying to eat your baby.
But more importantly: Lions!
And the race is held in the Bronx Zoo!
While a race like this isn't really about winning; it will be timed. And the top finishers will qualify for prizes from sponsors.
Plus, participants receive free admission to the zoo, and can enjoy the wonders of the reptile, mouse and (our personal favorite) monkey houses after the race.
Because there are lots of great reasons to go to the zoo: it's educational, it's fun, or you want to see monkeys throw crap at each other.