49th Annual St. John ZooRun
Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018
Race Day Schedule
7:00 a.m. – Registration/packet pick-up opens
7:30 a.m. – Pre-race warm up rally begins
8:00 a.m. – St. John 1-mile Fun Run begins
8:00 a.m. – St. John Fun Run Fun Zone opens
8:20 a.m. – Mohawk Park gates close, cars must be parked
8:30 a.m. – 5k begins
8:45 a.m. – 5k/10k hospitality opens
9:00 a.m. – 10k begins
Title sponsor: St. John
Packet pick up: New Balance Tulsa
Linda Brown- real estate
Robert E. Patterson
Water Stop Sponsor: Admiral Express
Interested in sponsoring? Contact Jenna Friend at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-registration – $30
Race Week Registration – $35
Race Day Registration – $40
St. John 1 mile Fun Run
Pre-registration – $25
Race Week Registration – $25
Race Day Registration – $30
T-Shirt Only – $20
Online registration will be available until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 4. If you would like to register after this date, register on race day morning from 7-8 a.m. at the Tulsa Zoo at the registration tent, front circle drive near the zoo entrance.
2018 Race Packet Pick Up
Race packets can be picked up at New Balance Tulsa in Utica Square on any of the following days:
Wednesday, Oct. 3, to Friday, Oct. 5
Store hours are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
New Balance Tulsa
2030 Utica Square
Tulsa, OK 74114
You may also pick up your race packet on race day morning at the Tulsa Zoo from 7-8 a.m. Packet pick up will be available at the packet pick up tent at the bottom of the bridge, main entrance to the zoo.
You may pick up race packets for multiple participants.
Have questions about your registration packet? Call the Tulsa Zoo at (918) 669-6224.
Join us at our H.A. Chapman Event Lodge for the post-race hospitality party, which will include the 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.
All 5k and 10k race finishers will receive a St. John ZooRun finisher medal at the finish line.
Children participating in the St. John Fun Run will receive a specialty finisher ribbon at the finish line.
The top male and female finishers in the 5k race and 10k race will receive special prizes.
Medals will be awarded to the top 3 males and females in the standard age groups for the 5k race and 10k race.
*Awards will be mailed to award recipients after the race results are official. Expected delivery time is within three weeks after the conclusion of the run.
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.
Course Maps and Info
Course maps coming soon!
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 St. John Fun Run takes place entirely on zoo grounds.
St. John ZooRun is THE family friendly race in Tulsa. With a 5k, 10k and St. John 1-mile FunRun, there is a race and pace for everyone. St. John ZooRun is the second-oldest running event in Tulsa.
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 2018 St. John ZooRun shirt.
Yes! Strollers are allowed in our 5k and 1-mile 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 St. John Fun Run finish line ends at the penguin exhibit.
Yes, but please note that the 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 email@example.com for more information.