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Race Date: March 5, 2022

 2022 Race Day Schedule

  • 7:00 am – Registration/packet pick-up opens
  • 7:30 am – Pre-race warm up rally begins
  • 8:00 am – Ascension St. John 1-mile Fun Run begins
  • 8:00 am – Ascension St. John Fun Run Fun Zone opens
  • 8:20 am – Mohawk Park gates closed – All cars must be parked
  • 8:30 am – 5k begins
  • 8:45 am – 5k/10k hospitality opens
  • 9:00 am – 10k begins

 

Entry Fees

Pricing

Race Pricing Dates
10K
5K
Virtual 5K
Ascesnion St. John Fun Run
Through February 26
$30.00
$30.00
$30.00
$25.00
Through March 4
$35.00
$35.00
$35.00
$25.00
Race Day
$40.00
$40.00
$40.00
$30.00
T-shirt Only
$20.00
$20.00
$20.00

Online registration will be available until 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, March 3. If you would like to register after this date, you may register on race day morning from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. at the Tulsa Zoo. There will be a registration tent located in the front circle drive near the zoo entrance.

2022 Race Packet Pick Up

Wednesday, March 2 – Friday, March 4, 2022 – 10:00 am – 7:00 pm daily.

Location: Ascension St. John Siegfried Health Club – 1819 E. 19th Street, Tulsa, OK 74104

  • Access to the health club parking lot is located off Wheeling Avenue between 17th and 19th Street. As you enter the building from the main Health Plaza parking lot, packet pick-up will be located near the Health Club front desk.
  • You may pick up race packets for multiple people.
  • If you are unable to make it to the race packet pick-up dates listed above, you also have the option to pick it up race morning from 7:00 am – 8:00 am at Tulsa Zoo. There will be a packet pick-up tent located in the front circle drive near the zoo entrance.

Post-Race Activities

Join us for the post-race hospitality party, which will include the Ascension St. John Fun Run Fun Zone, music, inflatables 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 welcome to enjoy the zoo for the rest of the day!*

*Must be on zoo grounds before 10:00 am. No-re-entry.

Awards

All 5k and 10k race finishers will receive a ZooRun finisher medal at the finish line.

Children participating in the Ascension 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 a special prize.

Medals will be awarded to the top 3 males and females in the standard age groups for the 5k race and 10k race.

*Age group awards will be mailed out to award recipients after the race results are official. Expected delivery time is within three weeks after the conclusion of the run.

Official results will be posted on Monday, March 7, by noon.

Parking

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.

Please allow at least 20 extra minutes to your normal drive time for race day traffic.

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

  • Off 36th Street North through Mohawk Park main entrance
  • 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 out this way.

Course Maps and Info

2022 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 Ascension St. John 1-mile Fun Run takes place entirely on zoo grounds.

 

Additional Race Options

Virtual 5k 

Want to support Tulsa Zoo and race at the location of your choosing? Sign-up for our virtual race option! Pick your favorite trail, park or treadmill! Participants can time their race and upload their results to our race website. Virtual 5k race participants have the option to have their race packet shipped for an additional fee. Race packets will be shipped out the week of March 7.

School Group Program

ZooRun is a great way to get students and their families from your school involved! We offer many great incentives for your school or running club including discount race entry, free entry to the zoo, access to our post-race hospitality area and more! Tulsa Zoo also gives back! For each participant that signs up through your school or club, the zoo will donate $1 back! The top 3 schools with the most registered runners will also receive prize money! For more information, please contact Sarah Bowen at sbowen@tulsazoo.org or 918-669-6224.

FAQ's

  • What is Ascension St. John ZooRun presented by CommunityCare?

    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 52nd year, ZooRun is the second-oldest running event in Tulsa.

  • Is there a virtual option?

    Want to support Tulsa Zoo and race at the location of your choosing? Sign-up for our virtual race option! Pick your favorite trail, park or treadmill! Participants can time their race and upload their results to our race website.

  • Am I guaranteed a t-shirt?

    All runners registered prior to February 25 are guaranteed a t-shirt.  Otherwise, all t-shirts and t-shirt sizes are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.

  • Can I push my baby in a stroller?

    Yes! Strollers are allowed in our 5k and Ascension St. John 1-mile 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.

  • How is the race timed?

    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.

  • Are the start lines and finish lines near each other?

    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.

  • Can I run the Ascension St. John 1-mile Fun Run with my child and then participate in the 5k?

    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.

  • Is there a rain date?

    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.

  • Why do the gates close at 8:20 a.m. for parking?

    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 10am. 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 out this way.

    ***Please allow at least 20 extra minutes to your normal drive for race day traffic.

  • Can my family come to the zoo to cheer me on?

    YES! Until 10 a.m., families can enter the zoo for free to cheer on runners at the finish line!

  • Can I volunteer for Ascension St. John ZooRun presented by CommunityCare?

    Yes! It takes over 100 volunteers to make our race a success. Please contact our Volunteer Manager, Lisa Cobb at lcobb@tulsazoo.org or 918-669-6222 for more information.

  • How do I get my school involved?

    Contact Sarah Bowen at sarah@tulsazoo.org  about school group information.

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

    Yes! Contact Sarah Bowen at sarah@tulsazoo.org for more information.

Sponsorship

Interested in sponsoring? Contact Jenna Friend at jenna@tulsazoo.org.

Thank you to our 2022 sponsors:

Title sponsor:

St. John Ascension logo

Presenting sponsor:

Community Care logo

Swag sponsor:

SPECIAL THANKS to these zoo partners for building a better zoo through their continued support.

The Helmerich Trust

H.A. and Mary K. Chapman Charitable Trust

The Oxley Foundation