3rd Annual Care to Carry on 5K Run / Walk

5K, 1 Mile, Other

Event Date

Sun, Apr 23, 2017


Philadelphia, PA


Activity Today Later

5K Run

$35 $35 Register

1 Mile Walk

$35 $35 Register

Spectator Only Zoo Tickets

$20 $20 Register

About This Activity

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. Just as in the years past, this event will be chip timed and starts/finishes near the front of the Philadelphia Zoo. Walkers will begin after runners to ensure a smooth start. Complimentary pre & post yoga stretch, face painting, refreshments, DJ and more! Medals to top-finishers and age group winners.

Swag bag and All-day admission to the Zoo is INCLUDED in your registration!

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 January 18th
$37 Through March 22nd
$42 Through April 21st
$50 Day of race
$20 Spectator only zoo pass ($23 Day of the race)

* 60% off for a limited time! $12 donation for t-shirt - Until Jan 18th, or first 50 purchases
* 60% off for a limited time! $15 donation for three-quarter sleeve t-shirt - Until Jan 18th, or first 50 purchases
$20 donation for t-shirt after Jan 19th
$25 donation for three-quarter sleeve t-shirt after Jan 19th

Children under 2 are free to enter
Open to all ages - Strollers welcome
All-day acces to the Zoo included in registration
T-shirt available to purchase online only
Zoo parking 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 swag 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 $23.00.

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