Runners of all ages invited to Zoo Run

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Runners of all ages invited to Zoo Run

16th annual event supports Zoo’s global conservation and education efforts

FORT WORTH, Texas – Run wild for conservation at the Fort Worth Zoo on Saturday, April 20. The 16th annual Zoo Run, presented by Terminix, supports the Zoo’s wildlife conservation and education around the world, and features a Party for the Planet, the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ national Earth Day celebration.

Zoo Run includes a timed 5K and 5K Fun Run as well as a 1K Fun Run. The races will take place on an all-new USA Track and Field-certified course throughout the Zoo and beautiful surrounding neighborhoods.

All pre-registered runners receive a 2013 Zoo Run T-shirt, one complimentary admission pass to the Fort Worth Zoo, food, drinks and activities after the race including an awards ceremony and a Wild Wonders live animal presentation. T-shirts and timing devices are only guaranteed for pre-registered runners. School groups and teams must register by March 29.

Entry Fees & Registration

Individual: Early $23, Late $28 (after March 29), Race Day $33
School Groups (K-12): $18 per person, 10-person minimum by March 29
Teams: $20 per person, 5-person minimum by March 29
Timing Device (optional): $3
Zoo Members receive a $2 discount

Race Times

Timed 5K and 5K Fun Run: 8 a.m.
1K Fun Run: 9:20 a.m.

PLEASE NOTE: On the day of the event, Colonial Parkway will not be accessible from University Drive. Please enter the Zoo’s main parking lot via Forest Park Boulevard. In honor of this year’s Party for the Planet celebration, the Zoo encourages all participants to “go green” and carpool to the Zoo, if possible. Please allow as much as an hour for parking.

The nationally acclaimed Fort Worth Zoo has been ranked the No. 5 zoo in the nation by USA Travel Guide and the No. 1 attraction in the DFW Metroplex by Zagat survey. The Zoo is home to more than 500 animal species and a world-famous reptile collection, housed in the brand new Museum of Living Art (MOLA). The institution’s focus on education and conservation is second to none, enhancing the lives of more than 1 million visitors a year.


For further information, contact:

Alexis Wilson, Communications Director