Run Like an Animal 5K Raises Money For Lake Superior Zoo Clean-up

By KBJR News 1

August 4, 2012 Updated Aug 4, 2012 at 7:17 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (Northland's NewsCenter) --- Northlanders in animal costumes took off from The Lake Superior Zoo this morning.

More than 200 Runners and Walkers of all ages took part in the third annual "Run Like an Animal" 5K.

A virtual sign up option this year allowed people to run or walk their own course somewhere else, if they couldn't make it to the zoo.

Prizes were awarded to the top finishers and also for the best animal costumes.

Proceeds of the 5K will help rebuild the Lake Superior Zoo after the floods.

"It felt really great," Erik Rupert, a runner said. "It was a really fun course. Running by the animals and also the trails were a little wet today but still really fun."

"It's just been really inspiring to see the support come out from the community, especially since the flood," Ashley Stalvig, a race coordinator said. "As we try to rebuild for the future, it's nice to know that the community is behind us and they're here to help."

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