Run Wild at the Zoo

Thank you for supporting the 2023 Ascension St. John ZooRun presented by CommunityCare!

Congratulations to our 2023 school group winners!

Small Schools Division (student body less than 499)

  • First Place – Town & Country School
  • Second Place – Unity Learning Academy
  • Third Place – Dove School of Discovery

Large Schools Division (student body more than 499)

  • First Place – Justus-Tiawah Elementary School
  • Second Place – Henry Zarrow International School
  • Third Place – Kendall-Whittier Elementary School

Interested in sponsoring or participating in next year’s ZooRun? Contact our Race Director, Leona R. Ball, at 918-669-6223 or [email protected]


Ascension St. John ZooRun presented by CommunityCare is THE family-friendly race in Tulsa. With a 5k, 10k and Ascension St. John 1-mile FunRun, there is a pace for everyone. Now in its 53rd year, ZooRun is the second-oldest running event in Tulsa. 

Runners will receive a t-shirt in their preferred size if they register by Friday, March 31st. T-shirt size and availability will be on a first come, first served basis after that.

Yes! Strollers are allowed in our Ascension St. John 1-mile Fun Run and 5k run ONLY. Please stage yourself at the back of the pack for the safety of the other runners. You will not need to register your child if they stay in the stroller for the race.

The 5k and 10k run will be timed using electronic timing via an attached one-time-use bib tag. All runners and walkers in these races must wear this tag to the front of their shirts to receive a time and finish result.

No. Starting lines for all races are located near the front entry of the Tulsa Zoo. The 5k and 10k races end near the Helmerich Playground. The Ascension St. John 1-mile Fun Run finish line is located by the penguin exhibit.

Yes, but please note that the Ascension St. John 1-mile Fun Run finish line and the 5k start line are located on opposite ends of the zoo. No refunds will be given if you are late to the 5k start line.

There will not be a scheduled rain date. In case of rain or severe weather, no refunds will be given, and all registration and sponsor fees will be considered a tax-deductible donation minus goods and services.

The gates close at 8:20 am on race day for the safety of the runners. The 5k begins in Mohawk Park at 8:30 am, so all cars must be parked in the zoo lot before that time. No exceptions or refunds will be given due to late arrival. Gates re-open at 10 am.

YES! Families can enter the zoo for free until 10 am to cheer runners on at the finish line and enjoy a day at the zoo afterwards. Re-entry after 10:00 am is subject to added fees.

Yes! It takes over 100 volunteers to make our race a success. Please contact our Volunteer Manager, Susie Webb at [email protected] or 918-669-6222 for more information. 

Please contact our race director, Leona R. Ball, for more information: [email protected] or 918-669-6223.

Yes! Please contact our race director, Leona R. Ball for more information: [email protected] or 918-669-6223.

Thank you to our 2023 sponsors

Title Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor

Swag Sponsor

Contributing Sponsor

Additional Sponsors

A-Best Roofing     |     Admiral Express     |     Benchmark Custom Buildings      |     City of Tulsa Water and Sewer Department     |     DICK’S Sporting Goods

Jimmy’s Egg     |     Josh & Brittany Rhodes Family     |     Levinson Sullivan Dentistry     |     Melting Pot     |     Merritt’s Bakery     |     Oklahoma Chiller

Public Service Company of Oklahoma     |     Sprouts Farmers Market     |     Sugar Llamas     |     Trader Joe’s

The Traveling Bean Coffee Company     |     Verity Family     |     Walmart Supply Train

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