Ascension St. John ZooRun presented by CommunityCare is THE family friendly race in Tulsa. With both a 5k and 10k, plus the Ascension St. John 1-mile FunRun, there is a race and pace for everyone.
Ascension St. John ZooRun presented by CommunityCare is the second-oldest running event in Tulsa and one of the Tulsa Zoo’s premier annual fundraising events. Your support of ZooRun helps build a bigger, better zoo.
Our friends at St. John Siegfried Health Club have put together a training plan to help you and your family complete the Ascension St. John 1-mile Fun Run.
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Course Map and Information
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 Ascension St. John Fun Run takes place entirely on zoo grounds.
Presenting sponsor: CommunityCare
Packet pick up: New Balance Tulsa
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Hospitality Sponsors: Balanced Bodies, Evolve Juicery & Kitchen, General Mills, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Old School Bagel Cafe, Panera Bread, Sam’s Club, Sisserou’s: A Taste of the Caribbean, Taste of the Wild Catering, Trader Joe’s, The City of Tulsa and The Melting Pot.
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Join us at our H.A. Chapman Event Lodge for the post-race hospitality party, which will include the Ascension St. John Fun Run Fun Zone, face painting, and more. Runners will have access to food and beverage provided by Tulsa-area establishments.
At the conclusion of the races, you and your family are invited to enjoy the zoo for the rest of the day! (Must be on zoo grounds before 10 a.m. No re-entry.)
Placement and finisher medals for the 50th Anniversary of Ascension St. John ZooRun presented by CommunityCare
You MUST be inside the Mohawk Park gates and parked by 8:20 a.m. The gates close at this time for the safety of the runners. No exceptions and no refunds will be given due to late arrival. Gates will re-open at 10 a.m.
To avoid race day congestion, you can access the main zoo parking lot by using the alternate zoo entrance. Turn on North Winston Avenue, which is just west of Yale Avenue, off of East 36th Street North. Winston Avenue merges with Mohawk Boulevard. Follow Mohawk Boulevard around the golf course directly into the zoo parking lot. Sheridan experiences the most traffic; East 36th Street North also can be accessed via Harvard and Yale avenues.
If you need to leave the parking lot before the main gates to Mohawk Park re-open, please utilize the alternate entrance route and park at the west end of the main zoo parking lot. Once the races have started, you will be able to exit this way.
Ascension St. John ZooRun presented by Community Care is THE family friendly race in Tulsa. With a 5k, 10k and Ascension St. John 1-mile FunRun, there is a race and pace for everyone. Ascension St. John ZooRun presented by Community Care is the second-oldest running event in Tulsa.
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Tulsa Zoo Admissions Office during regular zoo hours
Tulsa Zoo/ZooRun | 6421 E. 36th St. N. | Tulsa, OK 74115
All runners registered prior to Sept. 28 are guaranteed a t-shirt. Otherwise, all t-shirts and t-shirt sizes are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Sleep Walkers are those individuals who would like to support the zoo without participating in the race. You can pay $20 and receive a 2019 Ascension St. John ZooRun presented by CommunityCare shirt.
Yes! Strollers are allowed in our 5k and 1-mile Ascension St. John Fun 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 as long as they stay in the stroller for the duration of the race.
The 5k and 10k run will be timed using electronic timing. All runners and walkers in these races will need to wear a timing device to receive a time and finish result. Your bib tag will already be attached to your race bib number. Please attach your race bib number to the FRONT of your shirt. Bib tags are for one-time use only.
No. Starting lines for all races are near the front entry of the Tulsa Zoo. The 5k and 10k races end near the Helmerich Playground. The Ascension St. John Fun Run finish line ends at the penguin exhibit.
Yes, but please note that the Ascension St. John Fun Run finish line and the 5k start line are on opposite sides 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.
The gates close at 8:20 a.m. on race day for the safety of the runners. The 5k begins at 8:30 a.m. in Mohawk Park, so all cars need to be parked at this time. No exceptions and no refunds will be given due to late arrival. Gates will re-open at 10 a.m. If you need to leave the parking lot before the main gates to Mohawk Park re-open, please utilize the alternate entrance route and park at the west end of the main zoo parking lot. Once the races have started, you will be able to exit this way.
***Please allow at least 20 extra minutes to your normal drive for race day traffic.
YES! Until 10 a.m., families can enter the zoo for free to cheer on runners at the finish line!
Yes! It takes more than 100 volunteers to make ZooRun a success. Please contact our Volunteer Supervisor, Lisa, at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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