Zoo Run Run

Join a herd of more than 2,000 runners at Zoo Run Run! This winter race takes runners and walkers on a 5K adventure throughout the Zoo’s property, including areas not available to the public. Families and children are encouraged to bundle up as they hit the trail. All proceeds from the Zoo Run Run help fund Zoo operations, including providing education programs for children, feeding our collection of over 2,300 animals and keeping our Zoo safe and clean for our visitors.

Event Schedule

Saturday, January 24, 2015
1:00 pm Zoo will close to guests
1:30 pm Registration & Check-in
3:00 pm Race Begins
4:00 pm Awards and Refreshments
Please note: Zoo Run Run is a rain, snow or shine event.

Early Packet Pick-up:

Friday, January 23 - 11 am to 7 pm

Beat the crowds by picking up your race bib and shirt the day before the race. Registrants are allowed to pick up materials for friends and family members with a copy of their ID (a picture of the ID via phone is allowed). Pick-up is located inside the Croft Center.

The Course

A 5k trail will take you on an adventure throughout the Zoo's property. Be aware that some of the course is off-road. The race will be timed; interested registrants may purchase a tracking chip.

Families and friends may come out for a brisk stroll, instead of a run. Have little ones? Grab your off-road stroller and join the fun!

Food & Drink

Refreshments and snacks will be served to participants as they complete the course. Registrants ages 21+ will be served beer.

Spectators may purchase a wristband to have access to refreshments and snacks, either online or on the day of the event.


Regular Pricing

Member (ages 13+) - $38
Non-Member (ages 13+) - $42
All Children (ages 5-12) - $25
Children under 4 - no registration needed

Day-of-race pricing

$50 per adult
$26 per child (ages 5-12)


Chrono Track Chip - $2
*not available for purchase on race day

Spectator Refreshment Wristband - $10
*may be purchased now or on race day (as available, supplies are limited); only needed if the spectator would like refreshments or snacks (spectator entry is free)

T-shirt Info

Only paid, registered participants will receive an event t-shirt. Shirts and sizes are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Sizes range from Youth S - L and Adult S - XXL.

If you would like your participating child under age 4 to receive a t-shirt, you can either (1) register your child at the 5-12 year old rate and pay the registration fee, OR (2) purchase a t-shirt for $10/each if there are any extra available on race day. However, we cannot guarantee that extras will be available for purchase.

Please note: Zoo admission is not included with race registration. If you wish to enjoy the Zoo prior to the race, admission will need to be purchased separately.

Event Sponsored by:

Raymond James
HCA Tristar
Grand Avenue