New Year’s Resolution to Get Fit? Let the Zoo Help

Posted: Friday, January 16, 2015 by: Andi Norman | Category: Events

The gyms are thinning out, but there’s no reason to give up on that New Year’s resolution to get fit. The Toledo Zoo has a fun way to help you stay on track with your fitness goals; register now for the Medical Mutual Dart Frog Dash. It’s the Zoo’s 5k Run/Walk (and kids’ fun run) on Saturday, May 16, 2014.

Registering now gives you time to condition for this springtime course, even if you’ve never run or walked a 5K race before. The Zoo will help you every step of the way, with regular tips on training, nutrition and more – right up to race day. You're welcome to walk or run the course, which travels on and around Zoo grounds. Make it a family event with the 1K "fun run" for kids!

As an optional extra for the Dart Frog Dash, runners can help the Zoo raise the funds needed to purchase a spectacular Eurasian Eagle Owl for educational presentations. It’s a great way to help yourself and help a treasured community organization at the same time.

Medical Mutual is the title sponsor of the Dart Frog Dash; Dave’s Running is the packet pick-up sponsor. Learn more at

The Toledo Zoo is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily and is located on the Anthony Wayne Trail (US 25), four miles south of downtown Toledo. For more information, please visit or call 419.385.4040. Lucas County residents are admitted free of charge on non-holiday Mondays from 10 a.m. to noon. ID showing proof of residency is required.

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Organization Name: Toledo Zoo
Organization Address: Toledo, OH