The community is invited to register today and run wild through the Zoo on Saturday, May 18, 2019!
The 14th Annual Zoo Run 5k is organized each year by the Birmingham Chapter of the Association of Zoo Keepers.
TIME & ROUTE
5K to begin at 7:30am in the Zoo parking lot. Race weaves around the zoo and local areas and ends at Henley Park!
Kids Races begin at 8am and take place in the Children’s Zoo.
The Zoo Run registration cost is $35 for the 5K and the Kids Races registration cost is $15.
KIDS RACE SCHEDULE
Turtle Trot (ages 0-2yrs) – 8am
Chicken Cha Cha (ages 3-4yrs) – 8:10am
Skunk Skurry (ages 5-6yrs) – 8:20am
Coati Canter (ages 7-12yrs) – 8:40am
All participants receive FREE admission to the Zoo, with the opportunity to purchase additional discounted admission tickets for family (good for day of the race only), a special t-shirt and more. *Strollers are welcome on the course, as well as those who would just like to walk!
Zoo Run proceeds will go towards our sponsored organization, Global Conservation Corps, who works in two ways to improve conservation in Africa. First is by supporting the Zululand Rhino Orphanage, and second is by helping to sponsor the future ranger 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 passion for local wildlife, and aligns with the Zoo’s mission to Inspire Passion to Conserve the Natural World.
For updates and to get involved in the local chapter, you can follow the Birmingham Chapter of the Association of Zoo Keepers on Facebook.