SeaWorld San Antonio’s 2nd Annual Run for the Fund is almost here and the final preparations are in place! I’ve already told you about our animal friends who will make an appearance at the race and given you a sneak peek of the planning involved. So this time I thought I’d give you an official look at the actual course. I’ll be the first to admit - I’m not a runner; so I’ve enlisted the help of my friend Ivette to get a runner’s feel of the course.
Thanks for the introduction, Elissa! While I cannot claim to be an athlete, I sure do love putting one foot in front of the other and taking in some fresh air; especially when SeaWorld provides the scenery. I am so excited for those of you who will participate in this year’s Run for the Fund.
Below you’ll see what the 5k course is like. I’ve tested it out just for you, so that you can have a leg up in the race (no pun intended)!
I have to admit, the first portion of the course is a decent stretch. It is about a mile and half of parking lot, flat terrain. I wouldn’t consider this portion so much physically challenging as it is mentally challenging, because the scenery isn’t varied. Bring your favorite workout tunes!
However, my perspective changed immediately upon encountering the first animal area where I met a Hawaiian Monk Seal and winked at the dolphins who so kindly cheered me on. Shortly after this was an uphill stroll to the back area of Beluga Stadium. I was so thrilled to see the beluga’s curious faces; I hardly noticed I’d broken a sweat.
The last leg of the race goes through the park past Ski Lake and finishes in front of Shamu Stadium. This last portion was effortless. With the beautiful scenery and fun animal encounters, I couldn’t have imagined a more enjoyable run. After all, SeaWorld puts the “fun” in “Fund”!
If you haven’t already registered, click here and get ready for a memorable experience. Good luck, runners!