Cat Races

In case you were unaware, the Florida Panther is a creature about as special as it is endangered. If you are not also aware, the vast majority Americans (who are most certainly not an endangered species) can do with a bit more exercise. So if you’re looking to add a little running to your life for your New Year’s resolution but you could frankly use a bit more inspiration than your own waistline, the second-annual “Save the Panther 5K” race at the Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society, presented by Sagicor Life Insurance Co., is taking place on Saturday. The race route winds through Dreher Park, where the zoo is located, and then finishes inside the zoo grounds. The Palm Beach Zoo is located at 1301 Summit Blvd. in West Palm Beach. Advance registration is $35 for adults and $20 for children under 18. The morning of the race, onsite registration will increase to $40 and $25 respectively. To register online, visit
Sat., Jan. 3, 2015
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Rebecca McBane is the arts and culture/food editor for New Times Broward-Palm Beach. She began her journalism career at the Sun Sentinel's community newspaper offshoot, Forum Publishing Group, where she worked as the editorial assistant and wrote monthly features as well as the weekly library and literature column, "Shelf Life." After a brief stint bumming around London's East End (for no conceivable reason, according to her poor mother), she returned to real life and South Florida to start at New Times as the editorial assistant in 2009. A native Floridian, Rebecca avoids the sun and beach at all costs and can most often be found in a well-air-conditioned space with the glow of a laptop on her face.
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