T.I.G.E.R.S. – Chimps welcoming racers at the finish line

Good day from T.I.G.E.R.S. in Myrtle Beach!  We are digging our way out of "Polar Mode" just in time for the 17th Annual Myrtle Beach Marathon!

One of the most exciting aspects of this year’s Marathon is its partnership with The Institute for Greatly Endangered and Rare Species (T.I.G.E.R.S.).  T.I.G.E.R.S. is home to an a rare collection of endangered animals like tigers, lions, elephants, bears and baboons.  The animals will be featured exhibits at the expo tonight and at checkpoints throughout the marathon, with chimps welcoming racers at the finish lines of the Fun Run, 5K and Marathon!

Race President Shaun Walsh: ” We couldn’t be more pleased with the naming of MyrtleBeach.com as our official title sponsor. This is a perfect fit for the Myrtle Beach Marathon in our 17th year. The MyrtleBeach.com team shares our passion for this event and with their help we can expand our community of runners and visitors to our great city!”

WEEKEND EVENTS INCLUDE:

Friday, February 14, 2014: 11:00am Runner’s Expo
Friday, February 14, 2014: 5:30pm Ripley’s Aquarium Family Fun Run
Friday, February 14, 2014: 6:30pm Junior Post Race Party at Ripley’s Aquarium
Friday, February 14, 2014: 7:00pm Neon Night 5K
Saturday, February 15, 2014: 6:30am Marathon, Half Marathon and Marathon Relay
Saturday, February 15, 2014: 5:00pm House of Blues Post Race Party

The Rare Species Fund was established to provide funding to critical, on the ground, international wildlife conservation programs, thereby complimenting the educational messages and field research of T.I.G.E.R.S.. The Fund receives its financing base through a percentage of revenues taken in by T.I.G.E.R.S., the generosity of donations from exhibit guests, and the general public.  Please visit www.myrtlebeachsafari.com for more info.


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