Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County’s (JLEFC) 4th annual Healthy Families 5K Run and Walk will take place on Earth Day — Sunday, April 22, at 9 a.m. This all-ages, family-friendly event combines running or walking for a cause with the opportunity to discover the animals and habitats throughout Connecticut’s Beardsley Zoo in Bridgeport. The unique course features two loops through the zoo with a loop around the entirety of historic Beardsley Park.
Proceeds from the race will benefit the JLEFC’s myriad of community outreach programs, including the Healthy Families, Healthy Futures initiative. The program addresses children’s physical and developmental health by focusing on literacy; parent, child, and family connections; healthy eating; and healthy, active lifestyles to better prepare children for success in school and beyond.