Race day registration on Sunday at the Zoo is available in the Balloon Plaza from 7:00 am – 8:00 am for $50.00 to run or walk, or $20.00 for a spectator only pass. *Spectator passes are part of the 5k event, so they must be picked up before 8:00 am when all registration closes for the start of the race.
We invite you and your family to run, walk, hop, skip or jump your way through the Philadelphia Zoo to help raise awareness about children’s grief and the support they need to carry on in a healthy way!
Run or walk this mostly flat USATF Certified Course through the Nation's oldest Zoo. This event is chip timed and starts/finishes near the front of the Zoo. Walkers will begin after Runners to ensure a smooth start. Don’t miss the complimentary pre & post yoga stretch, face painting, food, drink, DJ and more! Medals to top-finishers and age group winners. FREE all-day access to the Zoo after the race is included in your ticket purchase!
Proceeds will benefit Camp Erin®-Philadelphia, a weekend overnight camp for children and teens in the Greater Philadelphia Region, who have experienced the death of a significant person in their life. This camp combines traditional, fun, high-energy camp activities with the grief education and support that kids and teens need to carry on after a loss, in a healthy way.
Race Agenda: 7:00am - 8:00am: Spectator Pass & Packet Pickup, Race Day Registration, Vendor Area 8:00am: 5k run / 1-mile walk 9:30am: Awards Presentation
5K Run/1M Walk Ticket Prices: $35 Through March 7th $40 Through April 16th $50 Day of race $15 Spectator only zoo pass ($20 Day of race)
Children under 2 are free to enter Open to all ages - Strollers welcome FREE all-day acces to the Zoo FREE t-shirt for first 75 to register $20 donation for t-shirt day of race Zoo parking cost is $16 per vehicle. Purchase now by clicking here
PARKING: Please park in the Zoo Garage on Girard Avenue. Zoo parking is not included in your registration/spectator fee, but is available for $16/vehicle. You can purchase parking now by clicking here, or it can be paid for at the Zoo’s Box Office, turnstile kiosks, and upon exiting the parking lot. Zoo members are allowed to use their membership cards for parking during events.
PACKET PICK UP: 7:00am - 8:00am in the Balloon Plaza *Closes at 8:00am - Must Pickup before that time*
Please enter the Zoo through the Main Entrance and walk to Balloon Plaza, where you will see the packet pickup tables for the pre-registered runners and walkers.You will need to show your registration confirmation page (via your phone or printed copy) to pick up your bag, bib and a zoo wristband.The wristband identifies that you have event access to the Zoo during and after the race. Confirmation emails will be re-sent before race day in case you have misplaced it or cannot find it in your email. If you pre-purchased a Spectator Only Zoo Pass, you will pick this up at the same table.
RACE DAY REGISRTATION: 7:00 - 8:00AM in the Balloon Plaza *Closes at 8:00am - Must register before that time*
Race day registation on Sunday is available in the Balloon Plaza. Here you can register to Run or Walk for $50.00, or purchase a Spectator Only Zoo pass for $20.00.
**If you would like to create or join a team, you can do this during the registration process after you click the 'Sing Up' button on the Race Info Home Page. Once you reach the Fundraiser Page, you will click the 'Become a Fundraiser' button at the top of the page. Then you will see an option to enter a fundraising goal in the middle section. The bottom section you will see a drop down with the option to either create a new fundraising team or select a fundraising team that you wish to join. Then select the 'continue' button to complete this page and move on to the next step of registration.