14th Annual ZooRun: Run for Future Rangers!
5K to begin at 7:30am in the Zoo parking lot. Race weaves around the zoo and local areas and ends at Henley Park!
Kid’s Races begin at 8am and take place in the Children’s Zoo.
Strollers are welcome on the course, as well as those who would just like to walk! Your race registration includes admission to the zoo for the day of the race.
Packet Pickup will be at the front of the zoo Thursday May 16th from 12-1pm, Friday May 17th from 12-1pm and 4-6pm. Day of race registration and packet pickup will begin at 6am and last until 5 minutes before the race starts.
Awards for the 5K are broken down as follows: Top overall Female and Male, M/F Top 3 in age categories 14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+
All kids race runners receive a ribbon. Top 3 in each race get prizes.
Our sponsored organization for ZooRun is Global Conservation Corps. GCC is an organization that works in two ways to improve conservation in Africa. The first is by supporting the Zululand Rhino Orphanage and the second is by helping to sponsor the future rangers program.
Each registration funds one local child to attend the Future Ranger Program at the Timbavati Game Reserve in South Africa. This program aims to inspire their passion for their local wildlife so that they help to conserve their own backyards from poachers and other dangers. This aligns with our mission here at the zoo, where we aim to inspire our visitors to conserve nature!!!