FWC to host Wildlife Alert fundraiser race
Monday, March 26, 2012
Media contact: Katie Purcell, 850-459-6585
The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission (FWC) will host its second annual “Run Wild” 6-K race Saturday, April 7 at Elinor Klapp-Phipps Park in Tallahassee. Registration begins at 7 a.m., and the race starts at 8 a.m.
“We encourage anyone to come out to support Florida’s wildlife,” said Capt. Rett Boyd, event organizer and statewide coordinator of the FWC’s Investigations Section. “You don’t have to be a runner to participate. We’ll have a live bald eagle, the FWC’s manatee mascot and informational booths as well.”
The event will raise money for the Wildlife Alert Reward Program, a non-profit program offering rewards in exchange for information leading to the arrest of those who violate the state’s fish and wildlife laws and boaters operating vessels under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The program was created in 1979 to enlist the public’s help in reporting violations and getting involved in the conservation and protection of Florida’s valuable natural resources.
The race will be at Miller’s Landing Road, Gate “B.” Participants can register online or at Capital City Runners at 1866 Thomasville Road. Registration is $18 the day of the race.