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Go go to the Zoo Run Run

4/23

You may not be able to run as fast as a cheetah or jump as high as a gazelle, but the Fort Worth Zoo's eighth annual Zoo Run Run gives you the chance to check out the animals as you jog or walk by. The course for the 5K fun run/walk wanders down the zoo's main footpath as well as the surrounding neighborhoods. The event includes three races: an adult 5K race for competitive runners, a one-mile fun run and stroller walk for younger kids and a family 5K walk/run for groups and more leisurely animal gawkers. Proceeds from the race benefit the zoo's conservation programs. Best of all, after the race you get to hang out for the rest of the day at the zoo, and for once the sweaty, grimy people might actually stink worse than the animals. The Zoo Run Run takes place Saturday at 7 a.m. at the Fort Worth Zoo, 1989 Colonial Parkway. Entry is $22 or $26 on race day. Call 817-759-7385 or visit www.fortworthzoo.org. --Jay Webb

Teed Off

4/22

Wednesday's Child Benefit Golf Tournament provides the perfect vehicle for perpetuating the lifestyle of the charitable upper middle class. Wednesday's Child strives to improve the lives of local foster children, doing what it can to facilitate their maturation into successful, fully functioning adults--at which point they can participate in charity golf events to help the next generation of foster children. Let the charitable circle be unbroken. The tournament will be played Friday beginning at noon in a Florida Scramble format (a five-man team of four players and one celebrity captain) at the Bear Creek Golf Club, 3500 Bear Creek Court. Prices for individual players start at $500, which, along with getting you on the green, buys various other extras including lunch, golf paraphernalia and two invitations to the Tee Off Party the evening before. Call 972-231-1433 or visit www.wedchild.org. --Mary Monigold

Kick It

4/24

The future of football is here: FC Dallas vs. Real Salt Lake. Yes, Major League Soccer has at last abolished that whole "soccer" nonsense. The Dallas Burn finally succumbed, to be replaced by "football club," as soccer teams are known in regions where professional soccer is actually popular. And "real" is "royal" in Spanish--apparently the Utah expansion team answers to the King of the Mormons. But if MLS' future is trying to pretend it's not really American, the illusion is helped by Dallas' Euro-caliber forwards Eddie Johnson and Carlos Ruiz, who basically is Guatemalan soccer these days. Johnson's performance in World Cup qualifying shows he could play for FC Barcelona or Real Madrid someday. See him now when you're guaranteed a great seat. The game is 7:30 p.m. Sunday at the Cotton Bowl, 1000 Second Ave. in Fair Park. Tickets are $10. Call 1-888-FCD-GOAL. --Rick Kennedy

 
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