Zoo Run


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Join us for the 18th annual Zoo Run! Run, walk or jog your way through the Zoo and surrounding neighborhoods in support of the Zoo’s local and international conservation and education efforts.

School group, team and early registration ends March 4.
Register today!


Zoo Run Race Day Itinerary
Saturday, March 28, 2015
Time Event
6:30 to 7:30 a.m. Registration
7:30 a.m. 1K Fun Run (start/finish at 5K start line)
7:35 a.m. Aerobic warm-up
8 a.m. Timed 5K & 5K Fun Run
9 a.m. 5K awards ceremony
9:30 a.m. Fort Worth Zoo Animal Outreach presentation


Zoo Run features a USATF-certified course.

Click here to view the 2015 Zoo Run 5K course map.


Entry Fees & Registration
Individual Early $23, Late (after March 4) $28,
Race Day $33
School groups (K-12) $18 per person, 10-person min. by March 4
Teams $20 per person, five-person min. by March 4
Timing device (optional) $3
Zoo members receive a $2 discount

Register for Zoo Run


School Groups (K-12) Registration
  • Minimum of 10 people per school group (students, faculty and parents).
  • School group registration must be submitted online by Wednesday, March 4.
  • Runners registering after March 4 must register as individuals.
  • The Fort Worth Zoo pre-assembles all school groups’ bibs, T-shirts and runner packets. The team captain (or someone designated by him/her) must pick up the entire group together at Sports Authority.

Team Registration
  • Minimum of five people per team (family, friends, co-workers, etc.).
  • Teams must register by Wednesday, March 4.
  • Runners registering after March 4 must register as individuals.
  • Individuals may opt to pick up their runner bag as an individual or allow their team captain to pick up for the group.

Packet Pickup

March 23 to 27, 2015
10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sports Authority (located in Overton Plaza, on the corner of Hulen and I-20)
4830 SW Loop 820
Fort Worth, Texas 76109

You are strongly encouraged to pick up your runner packet before Race Day. T-shirt sizes are not guaranteed the last day of packet pickup or on Race Day.


Race Information & Guidelines
  • Click here to download the Zoo Run 2015 Fact Sheet.
  • Early registration guarantees a Zoo ticket, race bag, T-shirt*, as well as a timing chip, if desired. *T-shirt sizes based upon availability.
  • Race bags, T-shirts and timing chips are not guaranteed if you register on Race Day.
  • Races include a Timed 5K, a 5K Fun Run and a 1K Fun Run.
  • The 5K course will close after 1 hour and 15 minutes. Runners finishing after the time limit will be pulled off of the course for safety purposes.
  • For safety purposes, all strollers must move to the back of the start line in the Timed 5K and 5K Fun Run. Staff members will enforce this rule for the safety of all participants.
  • No pets, bicycles or inline skates allowed.
  • Fort Worth Zoo is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Limited parking is available in the Zoo’s main parking lot via Forest Park Blvd. Colonial Parkway will be closed to all thru traffic. Please look at the parking map for additional parking options.
  • Colonial Parkway will be closed to all thru traffic.
  • Please allow as much as an hour for parking.
  • Visit the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) website for traffic information.

Timing
  • Zoo Run will be timed by RunFar Racing Services.
  • The timing device used for the Zoo Run is a B-tag and is located on the back of your runner bib. Do not remove the device from the bib. It must be on the outside of clothing to activate.
  • Timing devices are $3 and optional.
  • Timing devices are only guaranteed to those participants who register before Race Day and pick up early.
  • Runners that do not begin the race within 15 minutes of the start time may not be timed properly.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click here for a list of Zoo Run FAQs.


Awards

PLEASE NOTE: Competitive awards will only be given to participants in the Timed 5K. The 5K course will close after 1 hour and 15 minutes. Runners finishing the race after the time limit will be pulled off of the course for timing and safety purposes.

5K Awards

  • Masters and Overall for male and female
  • Top three male and female finishers in the following age categories: 0 to 6, 7 to 8, 9 to 11, 12 to 13, 14 to 16, 17 to 19, 20 to 24, 25 to 29, 30 to 34, 35 to 39, 40 to 44, 45 to 49, 50 to 54, 55 to 59, 60 to 64, 65 to 69, 70 to 74, 75 to 79, 80+
  • The largest school group and largest team will receive an award.

Click here to view the results of the Zoo Run 2014


Go green at Zoo Run – recycle your e-waste!

Bring any of the following items to the Fort Worth Zoo’s conservation tent on Race Day:

  • Cell phones
  • Inkjet/laser cartridges
  • Video games/consoles
  • Digital cameras
  • Laptops
  • PDAs/Palm Pilots
  • iPods
  • DVD movies

You can also drop these items off at Guest Relations at the Zoo’s main entrance any day of the year. Your recycling efforts reduce landfill waste and help earn money for conservation and animal enrichment at the Fort Worth Zoo! For more information on the Zoo’s recycling program, click here.


Sponsors

By sponsoring an event at the Fort Worth Zoo, your company will benefit from corporate exposure through advertising and collateral, including event signage, invitations, Zoo publications and our website.
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For more sponsorship information, please click here or call 817-759-7332.

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