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On Your Mark … Get Set … Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo

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Register by August 14 and save $5

ROYAL OAK, Mich. – Thousands of runners and walkers will lace up their running shoes and head over to the Detroit Zoo on Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, for the 19th annual Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo. Proceeds from the event benefit the Ruth Roby Glancy Animal Health Complex and veterinary care for the Zoo’s animals.

The event includes a 5K run, 10K run, Too Wild! 5K + 10K combo and noncompetitive 1.5-mile fun walk. Runners in the 5K and 10K events will start at the Zoo’s 10 Mile Road entrance and wind through the scenic streets of Huntington Woods surrounding the Zoo. Walkers will follow a course past award-winning animal habitats as they stroll through Zoo grounds.

Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo begins with the 5K run at 8 a.m., followed by the 10K run at 9 a.m. and the untimed fun walk at 9:15 a.m. Online registration is available at www.detroitzoo.org/runwild until 6 a.m. Sept. 11, and registration will also be available at the Zoo on Sept. 11, 12 and 13. Participants who register by Aug. 14 receive $5 off their registration fee.

New this year, family and friends can sponsor Run Wild participants by making a donation at http://www.crowdrise.com/RunWildfortheDetroitZoo.

Medals will be presented to the top two male and female finishers in each age category. All participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt as well as free admission to the Zoo on race day. Regular Zoo admission applies for non-race participants.

A post-race party sponsored by Kroger will follow the Run Wild event with live music, family entertainment, and complimentary food and beverages.

Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo has been recognized as a quality physical activity event by the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness. The Governor’s Council endorses local, regional and state events to acknowledge an organization’s ability to plan and carry out a quality event that significantly contributes to the health and well-being of Michigan residents.

Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo is supported by Ford Motor Company, Genisys Credit Union, Kroger, Moosejaw, Pepsi and Tim Hortons.

The Zoo is looking for volunteers to assist as course marshals during the event. For information on volunteer opportunities, contact Linda Denomme at (248) 541-5717 x.3806 or ldenomme@dzs.org.

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Detroit City Football Club

By Jeffrey Buck

Cass Tech’s field has played host to several sporting events over the years but it’s hard to believe any of them have been as exciting as a Detroit City FC match. I was amazed a few weeks ago attending my first game just how much fun, passion and excitement is brewing over the newly formed team. Sitting atop the Midwest-Great Lakes Conference of the National Premier Soccer League with 17 points and a goal differential of 13 goals, DCFC is looking for a win this Sunday as Detroit plays host to its last regular season home game. If you haven’t made it out yet, I advice you beat the heat and come support the team with all your friends. Here are all the details:

Who: Detroit City FC  Vs.  Erie Admirals

When: Sunday, July 1st at 4 PM

Where: Cass Technical High School Stadium

Price: $5

At past games there has been a featured food truck parked behind the large bleachers for fans dining needs as well as a booth within the stadium with smaller snacks and beverages. There is also a booth inside the stadium selling merchandise which includes scarfs, shirts, jackets and more.

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