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   Featured Attractions

Zoo "RunRun" 5K

EleFUNrun

      Kids 9 and under

 

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Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Come join the fun at the seventh annual "Zoo RunRun" 5K scheduled for Saturday, July 25th at 8am. The Columbus Zoo is recognized around the world for it's fantastic wildlife displays and conservation efforts. Each participant receives an all day pass to the zoo, a colorful t-shirt, custom finisher medal and "goody bag". Parking is free! Don't forget the kids. The EleFUNrun is ideally suited for that "future Olympian" 9 and under. Includes a colorful t-shirt and finisher medal. 

Zoo RunRun 5K 8:00am

Grahm S Jones/Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

This event is a 3.1 mile run or walk that will start next to Discovery Lake. Look for directional signs when you enter the zoo.

All participants will be "chip timed" for quick and accurate results. Awards will be issued to the top 5 finishers in both the male and female division. All participants will receive a great looking technical shirt specifically designed for 5K runners and walkers. Also included will be individual bib assignments, custom finisher's medal, all day zoo pass plus finish line food and beverage.

 

Note of interest: Due to the sensitive nature of wildlife the 5K course was designed to bypass some of the Columbus Zoo habitat. Therefore, some of the course is outside the immediate zoo grounds. Following the race, however, we encourage 5K runners and walkers to take full advantage of their all day zoo pass and see why the Columbus Zoo is a national treasurer. NOTE: THERE IS A STRICT ONE HOUR TIME LIMIT FOR THIS EVENT. 

Kid's "EleFUNrun" 1/3 Mile: 7:30am

Amanda Carberry/Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

The morning begins with our EleFUNrun 1/3 miler beginning at 7:30am. Kids will run around Conservation Lake and will be awarded a handsome finisher medal and goody. All kids will receive a cool looking t-shirt plus an all day zoo pass. Bring a camera! Ideal for kids 9 and under.  NOTE: Non participants planning to watch the kids run are required to purchase a zoo ticket. These discounted tickets can be purchased in front of the main entrance at the registration tables. 

Registration + Packet Pick-Up

 

1) Your "zwag" bag can be picked up on race day ONLY in front of the Columbus Zoo beginning at . Zoo members should bring their zoo membership cards. Specially  discounted zoo passes will be on sale for everyone not participating in the event. 

Race Day Check-In

RACE DAY INSTRUCTIONS. VERY IMPORTANT!

All race packets can be picked up race day only in front of the zoo beginning at 6:30am. Participants will be issued a ticket to the zoo with your race packet.  Please take your ticket to the main entrance and go immediately through the turn-stiles where you will be issued a wrist band. This wrist band allows you full access to the zoo following the race. Current zoo members should show their membership cards. All non participants will need to purchase a discounted zoo ticket at the registration table beginning at 6:30am. 

 

WHERE TO GO AFTER YOU RECEIVE YOUR WRIST BAND

  >> Those who have kids in the EleFUNrun should go immediately to the Tiger Shelter near Conservation Lake (follow the signs) for the 7:30am start). The 5K will begin at 8:00am and we encourage everyone to get there a little early to cheer the kids to victory!

 

  

Entry Fee + Family Plans

 

ENTRY FEE'S:

>> 5K Run/Walk : $43 (Current Zoo Members:$34 (must show proof of membership at packet pickup)

>> Kids EleFUNrun (ages 2-9): $25 (must pre-register by May 15th to be guaranteed a shirt).

NOTE: All non participants who plan on entering the zoo grounds are required to purchase a discounted ticket ($7.50) at the registration table located in front of the main entrance.

 

FAMILY SAVER:

>> Participants  can save $5 per entry by registering yourself and 3 or more of your friends. Simply register your entire group on line or print the online 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. You can also register online by clicking here.

 

FRIENDS AND FAMILY MEMBERS WHO ARE COMING TO THE RACE AS "CHEER LEADERS" BUT NOT PARTICIPATING NEED TO PURCHASE DISCOUNTED TICKET ON RACE DAY TO ENTER THE ZO0. See below...............

                                General Admission-$9.00  and $6.50 for ages 2-9 and seniors 60+