Philly Rabbit Run 5K at the Philadelphia Zoo for Parkinson's

5K, 1 Mile

Event Date

Sat, Mar 26, 2016


New Philadelphia, PA


Activity Today Later

Running-5K - Individual Age group/open

$35 $35 Closed

Walking-1 Mile - Individual Age group/open

$35 $40 Closed

About This Activity

Run Wild at the Zoo for a Great Cause!
It's wabbit-season! Attention all rabbits, runners & walkers!  Want to enjoy a unique experience at the nation's oldest Zoo while helping to free the world of Parkinson’s disease? Join Shake It Off, Inc. for their 3rd annual Philly Rabbit Run 5k/1m run or walk.

Start and finish at the zoo.  Participants will enjoy an extraordinary opportunity to run inside the zoo’s 42 acres of lush gardens with more than 1200 rare/endangered animals from around the world before it is open to the public.

Rabbit Race Perks 

  • Your entry fee includes admission to the Zoo after the run or walk for the whole day! (Wow, that's a value up to $20!)
  • Free T-shirt while supplies last.
  • As a special bonus, free rabbit ears while supplies last.
  • Post event party with live music.
  • Finisher Medals.
  • This is a USATF Certified and chip-time course by Chester County Running Store.
  • Meet Philly's hottest radio station AMP 96.5 FM while they get this party started.

Also, as an added convenience, parking is available for a fee.  Spectators can buy a ticket to the zoo at a reduced rate the day of the event to cheer you on.
By the way, Parkinson's isn't going to cure itself.  Help us kick off Parkinson's Awareness Month (its coming up in April) by "Fun Raising".  Top fundraiser wins an awesome Prize.  Also, become a Rabbit Ambassador (kind of like a Team Captain but only warmer & fuzzier) and form a Team. First place prize is FITBIT for the Rabbit Ambassador (aka Team Captain) who recruits the most Rabbit Runners!
To Visit our Fun(d)raising Page and Donate follow this link!
What do the critics say about the Philly Rabbit Run?  Toms of Maine’s wrote in their blog, “Great Spring Road Races to Kick Off Running Season”,’s stated “1 of 10 Spring 5K’s to Keep on your Radar” and in “6 Easter Weekend Festivities in Philly”.
So, what are you waiting for silly-rabbit?  Hop to it & sign up today because space is limited.
"It's all happening at the zoo..." Paul Simon

Event details and schedule

7:00AM-Race Day Registration opens at the Zoo Balloon courtyard

8:00AM-5k run and 1 Mile walk begin.

9:00AM Post race party and Awards begin.

10:00AM Zoo opens to the public and you are welcomed to enjoy the whole day at one of the nations oldest zoo. Bring the family to help cheer you on and stay for a visit at the zoo. The Philadelphia zoo is a must see. Last year, with the mild temps, the lions and tigers were out in the overhead 360 Animal Exporation Trail walk-way watching everybunny go by and the ABC Zoo Balloon was up.  This year the zoo welcomes the new Red Panda cubs.  Don't miss out this fun spring event that kicks off Parkinson's Awareness Month in April. For more info about the zoo go to

Philly's hottest hits by AMP 96.5 FM will be there again this year!  Live music after the race.

Due to overwhelming demand, this year we will have a pre-race Package pick-up*.

If space allows, there will be walk-up registration the day of the race for $45.00.

Parking is available in the zoo garage for an additional fee.

This is a USTA certified course and will be chip-timed by the Chester County Running Store in West Chester, PA.

For more information go to or stop by the Chester County Running Store on High Street in West Chester, PA to register in person.

*More information about the packet pick-up will be announced closer to the event.

See every-bunny at the zoo!

Discuss This Activity