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ZooRun 2022

ZooRun5K Logo      October 8, 2022

Experience a WILD time October 8, 2022 at the 10th Annual ZooRun benefiting West Kendall Baptist Hospital and the Zoo Miami Foundation. Transport yourself to the Amazon, Australia, Asia, and Africa as runners (and walkers) of all ages dash their way through Zoo Miami for a 5k, Kids Dash, and our inaugural 10k. Animal-themed costumes encouraged!

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PARTICIPANT SWAG AND BENEFITS

All registered participants of the ZooRun5k, ZooRun10k, and ZooKidsDash will receive the following race day goodies: 

  • Entry to Zoo Miami on race day (valid for entry after the race with race bib)
  • 50% off Zoo Miami admission for friends & family on race day
  • Premium themed race shirt
  • Themed finisher medal
  • Post-race festival and brunch featuring local restaurants, music, and dancing
  • Discounts and special offers from Zoo Miami and partners
RACE FEES
 

Early Bird
6/14 - 6/30

Discounted
Registration
7/01 - 7/31

General
Registration
8/01 - 10/07

Race Day
10/08

ZooRun10K
(limited to 100 spots!)

$40

$50

$60

$65

ZooRun5K

$30

$40

$50

$55

Virtual ZooRun5K

$15

$25

$35

$40

ZooKidsDash

$15

$20

$25

$30

Each individual registration will incur an additional processing fee.
 

For registration support, please contact Haku Sports at support@hakusports.com or 844-299-2087

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ZooRun10K -NEW!

In celebration of the 10th Anniversary ZooRun, this year we are offering a limited-entry 10k race. The inaugural ZooRun10K will feature a new course, ultra-premium race shirt, and placer medals for the top male and female participants in each age category. The 10k is for runners and will be limited to 100 registrants. Participants in the ZooRun10K should be able to complete the necessary 6.2 miles in under 1 hour and 30 minutes (14 to 15-minute pace per mile). The race will begin at 7:30 a.m. Plan to arrive at Zoo Miami by 7:00 a.m. In order to maintain the safety of our runners, participants who arrive at the start line of the ZooRun10K after 7:25 a.m. will not be allowed to participate in the ZooRun10K. At the completion of the race, participants will receive complimentary admission to Zoo Miami for the day by presenting their race bib.

ZooRun5K

The ZooRun5K is an all-ages race for both runners and walkers. However, it is expected that any participant in the ZooRun5K should be able to accomplish the necessary 3.1 miles in about 1 hour and 15 minutes. (23 to 25-minute pace per mile).  The race will begin at 7:30. Plan to arrive at Zoo Miami by 7:00 a.m. In order to maintain the safety of our runners, participants who arrive at the start line of the ZooRun5K after 8:00 a.m. will not be allowed to participate in the ZooRun5K. At the completion of the race, participants will receive complimentary admission to Zoo Miami for the day by presenting their race bib.

ZooKidsDash Logo

ZooKidsDash:

The ZooKidsDash is a zoo-themed dash for children 2 to 9 years old. The dash will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. Plan to arrive at Zoo Miami by 8:00 a.m. In order to maintain the safety of our runners, participants who arrive at the start line of the ZooKidsDash after 8:30 a.m. will not be allowed to participate in the ZooKidsDash. One parent of ZooKidsDash participants ages 2-3 will be permitted to run the ZooKidsDash with their child. Additional family members may watch the race from the Finish Festival area. At the completion of the race, participants will receive complimentary admission to Zoo Miami for the day by presenting their race bib.

ZooKidsDash Course Distance:

  • 2 to 3 years old: 100 meters (can be accompanied by 1 parent)
  • 4 to 5 years old: 200 meters
  • 6 to 9 years old: 400 meters
Virtual ZooRun5K

Want to support the ZooRun, but unable to make it to the Zoo on race day? Join our Virtual ZooRun5K and you can swing from the trees on your regular jogging path or run like a cheetah on your treadmill. However you choose to move, do it this year at a virtual version of our ZooRun5K. The Virtual ZooRun5K allows you to complete the 5k wherever you are anytime between October 1 and October 8. Complete the 3.1-mile distance on a treadmill, a track, or your usual running route. Track your miles with your phone, Fitbit, or any track of your choice. Participants will be mailed a finisher medal after the date of the live race. To be eligible for a gold placer medal in your age category, you’ll submit your timed results online via your Haku account between October 1 and October 8.

PACKET PICK-UP:

Race packets can be picked up October 5 through Oct 7 at Go Run Miami (11650 N. Kendall Drive, Miami FL 33176) from 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
If you registered AFTER 11:59 p.m. on Thursday, October 6, please pick up your packet on race day from Zoo Miami between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What time should I arrive at Zoo Miami?

We recommend you arrive at Zoo Miami at the following times: for the ZooRun5K and ZooRun10K arrive by 7:00 a.m., for the ZooKidsDash arrive by 8:00 a.m. Participants must be lined up at their race start line by the designated cutoff time (10k 7:25 a.m., 5k 8:00 a.m., Kids Dash 8:30 a.m.). For the safety of our runners, participants who arrive to the start line after their race cutoff time will not be able to participate in their race.

What are the categories for the placer medals?

Premium placer medals will be given to the top male and female in the ZooRun5K and ZooRun10K for each of the following age categories: 0-10, 11-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75+

Are strollers allowed at the race?

Strollers are only allowed for the 5k race, and only in the Tortoise corral. Registered participants of the 5k race may bring children in a stroller on race day. Children in strollers who have not signed up as participants of the ZooRun5K or the ZooKidsDash will need to purchase 50% discounted admission in order to enter the Zoo at the end of the race (children aged 2 and under are free). 

Can children participate in the 5k race?

The ZooRun5K is an all-ages race. Children over the age of 2 who are not in strollers must register for the ZooRun5K should they want to walk/run along with their parents in the 5k. Children ages 2 to 9 may choose to register for either the 5k or the ZooKidsDash. Only registered children with race bibs from the ZooRun5K or ZooKidDash will receive a race shirt, finisher medal, and complimentary admission to Zoo Miami after the race.

Can I run the ZooKidsDash with my child?

ZooKidsDash participants ages 2 to 3 may be accompanied by one parent on the Kids Dash course. All other children must run the race on their own. Parents do not need to register to participate or watch their children in the ZooKidsDash. Parents who have not themselves registered for the ZooRun5K or ZooKidsDash will need to purchase 50% discounted admission in order to enter the Zoo at the end of the race.

Can I visit Zoo Miami after the race?

All registered participants of the ZooRun5K, ZooRun10K, and ZooKidsDash will receive complimentary admission to Zoo Miami beginning at 9:45 a.m. on race day by showing their participant bib. Family and friends (up to 6 people) of race participants can purchase 50% reduced admission on race morning by showing a participant bib. Zoo Members and children under the age of 2 may enter the Zoo for free.

What is the Virtual ZooRun5K?

The Virtual ZooRun5K allows you to complete the 5k wherever you are anytime between October 1 and October 8. Complete the 3.1-mile distance on a treadmill, a track, or your usual running route. Track your miles with your phone, Fitbit, or any track of your choice. Participants will be mailed a finisher medal after the date of the live race. To be eligible for a gold placer medal in your age category, you’ll submit your timed results online via your Haku account between October 1 and October 8.

FUNDRAISING

Proceeds from this event will be used for programs supporting a healthy community, a healthy zoo, and a healthy you including the Healthy Hub at West Kendall Baptist Hospital and the Animal Health Department at Zoo Miami.

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CANCELLATION POLICY:

Race Management reserves the right to postpone or cancel the event due to events out of Management's control such as a natural disaster or other emergencies. No refunds will be issued under these circumstances. Management may also alter the course and distances for the safety of the athletes.

To request material in accessible format, sign language interpreters, CART and/or any accommodations to participate in any Miami-Dade County, Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces sponsored program or meeting, contact Gisel Prado at 305-755-7848 or Gisel.Prado@miamidade.gov at least 7 days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).

 

BENEFITING:

Zoo Miami Foundation Logo         &         West Kendall Baptist Hospital

SPONSORED BY:

FLAMINGO SUPPORTER

Commissioner Sally A. Heyman Badge

 

IN-KIND

Bay 13 Logo                 Robeks Logo


ZOO MIAMI FOUNDATION 

As the support organization for Zoo Miami, Zoo Miami Foundations’ mission is to foster community pride and involvement with Zoo Miami and secure financial support for the zoo. In fulfilling our mission, the Foundation provides key education and conservation related programming to the South Florida community.  Rated as a Charity Navigator 4-Star Charity, we take pride in ensuring that our partners can trust that we are making thoughtful choices in helping to save our wildlife and wild places and that their funding is supporting impactful education and conservation programs, such as our Conservation Teen Scientist Program, camp scholarships and Everglades conservation.

WEST KENDALL BAPTIST HOSPITAL 

Healthy West Kendall is a community-based initiative powered by West Kendall Baptist Hospital. The vision is to become the healthiest community in Florida by inspiring its residents to embrace a healthier lifestyle. Registration proceeds will go towards the Healthy West Kendall programs including the Healthy Hub - a free wellness and referral-to-care kiosk located at West Kendall Baptist Hospital and the Grow2Heal Garden- a healthy food garden harvested to heal hospital patients and serve the neighboring community.

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