At 7:30 AM, runners took their places in their respective corrals and waited for the signal to approach the Start/Finish line located just past Busch Gardens' main parking lots (C,D,E). While the runners were just starting the race, we were already inside the park to cheer them on as they ran past the Stanley Falls Log Flume boardwalk! As you can see, we weren't the only ones out there cheering on the runners!
Around 7:45 AM, the first few runners came speeding around the corner leaving the others in their dust! Shortly after, more and more runners began to appear sending waves, smiles, goofy poses, and "thumbs up" to our cameras!
|Look! It's Attractions Magazine's Banks Lee!|
Around 8:30 AM, all runners had cleared the finish line & light refreshments & snacks were being served. A booth showcasing some conservation efforts was also set up near the finish line. After all runners received their medals, the Race Coordinator invited the overall Male & Female winners to accept their awards. Oh, and the Christmas Town Elves were there too!
After the awards were distributed, the mischievous Elves stole the microphone from the race coordinator for a brief public service announcement of "Merry Christmas"!
After the Elves' public service announcement, the Run For Wildlife 5K participants proceeded to the park entrance of Busch Gardens Tampa to spend a well deserved day enjoying great rides, fun shows, and amazing animals!
That just about wraps up our coverage of the Inaugural Run For Wildlife 5K At Busch Gardens Tampa!
For The Latest Information And Coverage Of Busch Gardens Tampa, Be Sure To Follow The BGT Buzz On Twitter.
The BGT Buzz Is Now On Facebook! If You Haven't Already Checked Out Our Page, Click Here!
The BGT Buzz Is Now On Instagram! If You Haven't Already Followed Us, Click Here!