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Virtual ZooRun 2021

We look forward to running together again in March 2022!

A big thank you to all our 2021 Virtual ZooRun participants! You guys raised more than $11,000 for our upcoming African Wilds: Carnivores Complex. We can’t wait to see you all in person next March.

Special thanks to our Hospitality Sponsor: T-Mobile


Race Kick Off Date
Saturday, March 27, 2021
Participants will have from March 27, 2021 through April 30, 2021 to complete their race.

Virtual Distances
1-mile Fun Run, 5k, & 10k

Pricing – (for all distances)
Adults (16 & above) = $30.00
Kids (15 & under) = $15.00

Virtual Race Registration Swag
Race t-shirt
Finisher medal
Digital race bib
Digital Finisher certificate
One free admission ticket to Tulsa Zoo
Entry into a drawing for a lion pawprint – Congratulations to the winner of our lion pawprint, MaryKat Nelson!


  • What is a virtual race?

    A virtual race is a race that participants can run or walk the distance registered for in the location of their choosing! (Even outside of Oklahoma!) Pick a favorite trail, park, neighborhood street or treadmill. Participants can time their race through apps, watches, or other timing devices.

  • How do I complete a virtual race?

    1. Run your race anytime, anywhere! Track your race using any free tracking app. 

    2. After you compete your race, submit your virtual race results.

    3. Look up your race registration. Enter your time results, and click “Submit Your Time.”

    4. Make sure to tag @tulsazoo in your posts to Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. We would love to stay connected with you as we virtually race together. You can also use the #TulsaZooRun. 

    *Race time submissions begin March 27, 2021. Last day to enter race times is April 30, 2021. 

  • Why is the race virtual this year?

    We are switching to a virtual race this year to create safest race conditions for our participants, staff, and community partners.

  • When do I run my virtual race?

    Participants will have from Saturday, March 27, 2021 through Friday, April 30, 2021 to complete their race.

  • How will I receive my race packet?

    Packet pick-up will be available at Tulsa Zoo from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm on Saturday, March 27, 2021.

    You will have an option to have your race packet shipped to you for an additional fee. Race packets will be shipped the week of March 29 for those who choose this option.

  • Where can I download by digital race bib?

    You can access your digital race bib two ways.

    • Click on the link in your Virtual ZooRun confirmation email.
    • Log into your RunSignUp account and access your profile page. Click Upcoming Events. Under Virtual ZooRun, click “View Digital Bib”.

  • Who can participate in Virtual ZooRun?

    All ages are welcome to participate! Grab the whole family and complete your race together.

  • Can I run my race in installments?

    Please complete your race in one run/walk. This will provide best accuracy while submitting your results.

  • Do I have to run?

    Nope! You can go at any pace that makes you feel your best. 

  • How do I submit my race results?

    Submissions are closed for the Virtual ZooRun 2021. We look forward to racing together again in 2022!

  • Am I required to upload my results?

    It is not required that you upload your results, but we encourage you to do so. Once you upload your results, you can see where you are on the leaderboard and you can download your finishers certificate.

  • How do I get my school involved with Virtual ZooRun?

    Contact Sarah Bowen at about school group information.

  • Can I sign up my company as a corporate team?

    Yes! Contact Sarah Bowen at for more information.

Interested in sponsoring? Contact Jenna Friend at