Shane and Andrea Garrett faced an uphill battle April 1 at the Fort Worth Zoo Run.

Not only did the stroller-pushing parents have to maneuver between walkers, joggers and runners at the run, but the course was a challenge as well. It wasn’t their first run though — Andrea has about half a dozen runs under her belt, but none while pushing a stroller with her children, Cass, 2, and Julia, 4.

“It was challenging. It was really crowded and the race went uphill,” Andrea Garrett said.

Shane Garrett said everyone was accommodating, so it was easier for the family to finish the race.

The Fort Worth Zoo Run had 6,382 runners signed up with the youngest being 9 months old and the oldest 100 years old, Avery Elander, a spokesperson for the Fort Worth Zoo said.

The couple said they may participate in the 1K fun run with Cass and Julia next year, so that they don’t have to push a stroller for five kilometers.

“Everybody moved out of the way for the stroller,” Shane Garrett said. “It was fun.”

Cristian ArguetaSoto is the community engagement journalist at the Fort Worth Report. Contact him by email or via Twitter. At the Fort Worth Report, news decisions are made independently of our board members and financial supporters. Read more about our editorial independence policy here.

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Cristian ArguetaSotoCommunity Engagement Journalist

Cristian is a May 2021 graduate of Texas Christian University. At TCU, ArguetaSoto served as staff photographer at TCU360 and later as its visual editor, overseeing other photojournalists. A Fort Worth...