Looking for a little exercise and LOTS of fun? The Safari 5K offers an all day experience that is designed for the entire family. Hosted by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, your morning begins with a kids 1/3 mile Frog Jog around Discovery Lake followed by the Safari 5K. WALKER FRIENDLY!
When: Saturday, November 2nd, 8:30am (Safari 5K) + 8:00am (Frog Jog)
Where: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium (Area map here)
Free Zoo Pass
Great looking shirt
SAFARI 5K INFORMATON
The Safari 5K is a 3.1 mile run or walk that begins and finishes near Discovery Lake at the Columbus Zoo. It is designed for anyone interested in health and fitness regardless of age or experience. The Safari 5K will utilize "chip" technology for recording your finish times. The top three finishers per "age group" receive cool looking plaques. Not interested in fancy chip timing? Don't worry ALL PARTICIPANTS WILL RECIEVE A CUSTOM MEDAL WITH RIBBON.
NOTE: Due to the sensitive nature of protected wildlife the Columbus Zoo requests that runners stay clear of the animal exhibits. Therefore, the portion of the 5K will be run just outside the zoo. The final stretch of the run will finish inside the zoo grounds where runner will enjoy a post race celebration at the Tiger Shelter. Enjoy the remainder of the day roaming the greatest wildlife park in the world.
FROG JOG INFORMATION
Bring a camera! This event features 1/3 mile run or walk around Discovery Lake located in the heart of the Columbus Zoo.
Recommended for kids 9 and under. Medals and post race goodies included.
SAFARI 5K DETAILS
SAFARI 5K....Handsome wall plaques will be awarded to the top three finishers in the following age divisions: 19-under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+, Walkers. If you qualify for an award please e-mail Linda at by 11/09/2019.
FROG JOG.....Cool looking finisher medals will be awarded to all participants. Bring a camera!
All finish times will be recorded and posted online following the race at .
RACE DAY PACKET PICK-UP
You can pick-up your race packet at the Columbus Zoo beginning at 7:00am. NO ADVANCED PACKET DISTRIBUTION.
For any questions please contact us at (614) 332-5205
:: Safari 5K: $35 and $30 for current zoo members (must show membership card at registration)
:: Frog Jog: $15 (includes zoo pass, t-shirt and medal)
* Note: These fees will increase $5 beginning October 1st
FRIENDS & FAMILY PACK: 5K PARTICIPANTS ONLY.
Save $5 per entry by registering yourself and 3 or more of your friends for this event. Simply of the participants on-line or register and print the on-line entry and make a copy for each runner or walker. Mail all 4+ forms in the same envelope along with payment and take $5 off each registration. This offer only applies to 5K participants. Frog Jog runners are not eligible.
NOTE: EVERYONE WHO ENTERS THE ZOO WILL BE REQUIRED TO HAVE A TICKET OR PROOF OF MEMBERSHIP. THIS INCLUDES ANYONE WHO WILL NOT BE PARTICIPATING IN THE EVENT (LIKE FAMILY MEMBERS AND SUPPORT PEOPLE). TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR A REDUCED PRICE AT THE REGISTRATION TABLE. MANY PEOPLE WILL BE ATTENDING THE EVENT TO SUPPORT THE KIDS DURING THE FROG JOG. YOUR TICKET WILL ALLOW FULL ACCESS TO THE ZOO FOLLOWING THE RACE. ENJOY!