Zoo Run Run

Upcoming Events

Zoo Run Run

01/26/2019, 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM

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Join a herd of 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.

View 2017 Race Results


Event Schedule

Saturday, January 26, 2019

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 25 - 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 at the Zoo's 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!

Please note, pets are not allowed on Zoo grounds.

Food & Drink

Refreshments and snacks will be served to participants as they complete the course. Adult beverages will be available for registrants ages 21+.

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



Registration opens November 7

Regular Pricing (1/1 - 1/24 noon)

Adult (ages 13+) - $42
Child (ages 5-12) - $20
Children under 4 - no registration needed
Add Chrono Tracking Chip - $3

Register now!

Onsite Pricing

Adult (ages 13+) - $50
Child (ages 5-12) - $25
Children under 4 - no registration needed
Add Chrono Tracking Chip - $3



Spectator Refreshment Wristband - $11 + tax
*may be purchased now or on race day (as available, supplies are limited); only needed if the spectator would like refreshments or snacks (spectating at the finish line is free)
Additional T-shirts - $16 + tax

Only paid, registered participants will receive a cotton long sleeve t-shirt. T-shirts will be distributed at packet pick-up in the size requested on participant registration.

Additional shirts, including those for children under age 4, can be purchased in advance for $16 each.

Day-of shirt purchases and trades for other sizes will be allowed at the end of the event if extra shirts are available.

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.


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