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ZooRun

Run Wild at the Zoo

Join us for the Ascension St. John ZooRun presented by CommunityCare on Saturday, April 12, 2025.

Now in its 55th year, ZooRun is the second-oldest running event in Tulsa. With a 10k, 5k and 1-mile FunRun, there is a pace for everyone!

2025 Pricing

Race Category Early Bird Pricing Regular Pricing
1-Mile Fun Run $25 $30
5K $35 $40
10K $45 $50
T-Shirt Only $25 $25

Entry fees include race bib, 5K or 10K finisher medal, access to post-race hospitality area and free entry into the zoo afterwards. All t-shirts are sold out. 
All ages are welcome and strollers can be included in the 1-Mile Fun Run and 5k Run.

Packet pickup and race registration will not be available on race day. Please save and read your email confirmation for further instructions.

School Group Registration
The Tulsa Zoo is proud to support our local area school districts with special discounts, school rebates and cash prizes for groups with the most racers! If you want to take part, please contact our Race Director, Kim Young, at 918-669-6223 or [email protected] and learn how! If you have received an access code from your school, please click on the registration button to proceed.

Family and Friends
Spectators are welcome to cheer runners along at the finish line and enjoy free entry into the zoo afterwards. 

All attendees need to be inside the zoo by 10 a.m. with no re-entry privileges allowed.

Please allow at least 20 extra minutes to your normal driving time for race day traffic. The Mohawk Park entrance is off East 36th Street North which can be accessed via Harvard, Yale, Sheridan (usually the busiest) or Highway 169.

All participants and spectators need to be inside the Mohawk Park gates and parked by 8:20 am. Because this is a safety issue, no exceptions or refunds will be given due to late arrival. Gates will re-open at 10 am.

There are two ways to access the main zoo parking lot on race day:

  • Off 36th Street North through Mohawk Park main entrance (gps address: 4099 Chickasaw Drive, Tulsa Ok 74115)
  • Alternate zoo entrance – Turn on North Winston Avenue west of Yale Avenue off East 36th Street North. Winston Avenue merges with Mohawk Boulevard. Follow Mohawk Boulevard around the golf course and into the zoo parking lot.

 

Please Note: Due to the course location, Mohawk Park Gates will be CLOSED with no access from 8:20 am – 10:00 am.

No exceptions or refunds will be given for late arrivals as this is a matter of safety. Please add extra time to your travel plans.

• If you need to leave before the gates re-open, please use Creek Dr.

Packet pickup will not be available on race day. Race registrations include a commemorative t-shirt and race bib available for pickup before the race. Please save and read your email confirmation for further instructions.

7:30 a.m. – Pre-race warm up
8 a.m. –  1-Mile Fun Run begins
8:00 a.m. –  Fun Run Fun Zone and 5k/10k hospitality areas open
8:20 a.m. – Mohawk Park gates closed – All cars must be parked
8:30 a.m. – 5k run begins
9 a.m. – 10k run begins
10 a.m. – Party for the Planet activities begin

a map of the tulsa zoo

Course Map

The 5k and 10k races are certified by USA Track & Field. The 5k and 10k races begin in Mohawk Park and finish inside the Tulsa Zoo near the playground.

The 1-mile Fun Run takes place entirely on zoo grounds.

a food truck that says the traveling bean

Activities

Join us for post-race hospitality which will include the Fun Run Fun Zone, refreshments, music and special Earth Day celebrations throughout the zoo.

Everyone present is welcome to stay and enjoy all parts of the zoo for the rest of the day

Admission fee applies after 10 a.m.

Awards

All 5k and 10k race runners who cross the finish line will receive a finisher medal, with special announcements and additional prizes awarded to the top three finishers.

Participating school groups, both large and small, can also compete to win additional prizes!

Custom certificates for all finishers and official race results will be available online.

Now in its 55th year, ZooRun is the second-oldest running event in Tulsa. With a 10k, 5k and 1-mile FunRun, there is a pace for everyone! Proceeds fund the new William S. Smith African Wilds Complex.

Runners will receive a t-shirt in their preferred size if they register by Monday, April 1st. T-shirt size and availability will be on a first come, first served basis after that.

Yes! Strollers are allowed in our 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 is sanctioned and certified by the U.S. Track and Field Association. Professional race timing will be managed by the professionals at EnMotive. The timing will not begin until you have crossed the starting line so don’t panic at the size of the crowd! If you are a faster runner, we recommend you begin at or near the starting line. After the race, scan your bib’s QR code to view results.

The 1-mile Fun Run finish line and the 5k start line are located on opposite ends of the zoo. You can view the course map here.

Yes, but please note that the 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.

Pets are not allowed in the zoo. Please leave your pets at home; not in your car, no matter the temperature outside. Service dogs, however, are allowed on zoo grounds. 

Yes, with the exception of alcoholic beverages and glass containers.

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, Kim Young, for more information: [email protected] or 918-669-6223.

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

2024 Sponsors

Title Sponsor

Presenting Sponsor

Contributing Sponsors

Individual Sponsor

K95.5 Tulsa

Spectator Sponsors

Gallagher Benefit Services • Webco Industries  Western Sun Federal Credit Union

Special Thanks

Walmart

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