Tigers to make mark on 15th Zoo Zoom Notebook

RUNNING

September 14, 1993|By Michael Reeb | Michael Reeb,Staff Writer

Road runners with a little mileage on them probably will remember the Baltimore Road Runners Club's Zoo Zoom 5-miler as one of the premier races on the fall calendar.

The good news is that the Zoo Zoom, which will celebrate its 15th year Sept. 26, is getting bigger and better.

Three years ago, the kids 1-mile walk/run was moved into the zoo grounds so that the children had the opportunity to observe some of the animals while getting exercise.

"Basically, what we're trying to do is make it [the Zoo Zoom] a festive atmosphere," says the zoo's manager of public relations and marketing Patrice Malloy. "At the same time, we're trying to promote physical fitness at an early age. That's why we got Tom McMillen [co-chairman of the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports] involved."

This year, the kids' run will include a whisker-marking station and a giveaway of tiger ears and tails, courtesy of Kellogg's.

"We approached them [Kellogg's] because of their mascot, Tony the Tiger," says Malloy. "We thought it would be a good tie-in with the Siberian tiger, which this year's run benefits."

On July 11, Alisa -- on loan from the International Wildlife Conservation Park (formerly the Bronx Zoo) -- gave birth to a pair of female cubs. In keeping with the spirit of the race, all runners -- in the 5-miler and the fun run -- will receive zoo passes. Visitors are encouraged to enter a name-the-cubs contest.

"Now, they [runners] can run for the tigers and see them after the race," says Malloy. "By the time the race runs, they will be out in the public. You can enter the contest at the tiger exhibit."

The cubs will stay with their mother for about a year and a half before they are moved.

"It [Siberian tiger] is certainly a worthy animal to run for," says Malloy. "There are a lot of costs involved to raise these cubs and to maintain the other tigers we have."

Celebrate Columbia

To celebrate Columbia's 26th birthday, the Howard County Striders are holding a 26-mile, 385-yard run, the Columbia Birthday Marathon, Sunday at 7 a.m. A three-person marathon relay will be held in conjunction with the race.

Entry fees are $26 for individuals and $52 (a variable of 26) for relays.

The race will benefit the Columbia Foundation, which supports the work of local groups in human services, art and culture, and education.

NB For information, call the Striders' Hotline at (410) 964-1998.

Briefly

National Sports Study II, a recently released survey of the most popular sports -- based on 1,479 respondents to 64-page questionnaires -- the men's marathon tied with dog racing for the 72nd most popular. . . . The weekend's top finishers:

.. .. .. .. .. .. SATURDAY

WRRC Otterdale Mill 5-Mile Run

At Taneytown

Males: 1. Bob Hugg, 40, 28:37; 2. Bob Leatherman, 41, 30:53; 3. Chad Wiebe, 26, 32:14; 4. Dave Herlocker, 52, 35:56; 5. Rick Gordon, 48, 36:55.

Females: 1. Cristine Meadows, 22, 38:10; 2. Kimberly Hugg, 15, 39:27; 3. Liuda Galinaitis, 36, 42:50; 4. Jennifer Suidikis, 15, 43:58.

.. .. .. .. .. .. SUNDAY

BRRC Executive Stampede 6M

.. .. .. ..At Hunt Valley

.. .. .. .. .. .. Teams

Business: 1. Westinghouse, 33 points; 2. Allied Signal, 37; 3. AAI, 44; 4. 1st National Bank, 77; 5. JMT, 103.

Government: 1. SSA, 19; 2. HCFA, 36; 3. Carroll County Board of Education, 43; 4. State of Maryland, 53.

Nonprofit: 1. Johns Hopkins Hospital, 45; 2. Space Telescope, 49; 3. Mercy Medical, 69; 4. Franklin Square Hospital, 76; 5. Union Memorial, 78.

Women: 1. Westinghouse, 48; 2. Johns Hopkins Hospital, 68; 3. Carroll County Board of Education, 69.

Corporate Cup: 1. AAI.

...

Individuals

Males: 1. Todd Henry, 26:30; 2. Jim Clelland, 26:43; 3. Jeff Sanborn, 26:43; 4. Jeff Brault, 26:50; 5. Doug Moyer, 27:24.

Females: 1. Pat Keenan-Ryan, 31:07; 2. Joy Glass, 32:23; 3. Geriann Bell, 32:55; 4. Mary Beth Eikenberg, 34:10; 5. Nelda Clelland, 34:39.

Aberdeen 5K Run

At Aberdeen Festival Park

Males: 1. Brad Uhlfelder, 14:51; 2. James Pryde, 15:27; 3. Nathan Boyer, 15:35; 4. Lari Dunlap, 15:47; 5. Eric Estrada, 15:59; 6. Mark Bogardy, 16:17; 7. Paul Howarth, 16:44; 8. Mark Casteel, 17:51; 9. Bobby Triplett, 17:53; 10. Martin LaGodna, 18:03.

Females: 1. Margaret Starnes, 18:34; 2. Donna Lewis, 19:09; 3. Tracey Lawler, 19:33; 4. Marge Rosasco, 19:39; 5. Sharon Heidel, 20:30; 6. Lynne Thackston, 20:57; 7. Diane Davis, 21:14; 8. Dotty Lee, 22:54; 9. Sue Jacobs, 24:11; 10. Cathleen Cosenza, 24:12.

Central Fidelity Women's 8K

At Alexandria, Va.

1. Lynn Jennings, 25:24; 2. Ann Marie Letko, 25:57; 3. Jody Hawkins, 26:04; 4. Laurie Gomez-Henes, 26:12; 5. Monica O'Reilly, 26:20; 6. Anne Hare, 26:52; 7. Rosalind Taylor, 27:22; 8. Liz Wilson, 27:31; 9. Julie Bowers, 27:36; 10, Jate O'Hern, 27:36.

Coming events

Saturday, Run the Rail 8K, Northern Central Railroad Trail, (410) 882-6103.

Saturday, BRRC A Place for Your Pace, Loch Raven Reservoir, 8 a.m., (410) 666-1840.

Saturday, Frederick Steeple Chasers' Women's Distance Festival 5K, Frederick, 9 a.m., (301) 371-7675.

Sunday, HCS Columbia Birthday Marathon, Columbia, 7 a.m., (410) 730-3566.

Sunday, BRRC 15K Ashland Trail, Ashland, 8 a.m., (410) 666-1840.

Sunday, Light Rail Run 7-miler, Lutherville, 8:30 a.m., (410) 494-8649.

Sunday, RASAC Plumb Point 5K, APG-Aberdeen Area, 9 a.m., (410) 838-0871.

Sunday, Wheeling in the Wilderness mountain bike race, Patapsco State Park, (410) 882-6103.

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