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ZooRun5K & ZooKidsDash 2021


ZooRun5K Logo      October 2, 2021

Join us for the 9th annual ZooRun5K & ZooKidsDash benefiting West Kendall Baptist Hospital and the Zoo Miami Foundation - Come for a race, stay for a zoo adventure! Event proceeds will go towards improving community and environmental health. Show your WILD side- animal costumes are encouraged!


As of July 16, 2021, Miami-Dade County has seen a rise in COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations are significantly up.  In the event that the in-person ZooRun5k and the ZooKidsDash have to be canceled, the virtual race will still take place.  If you registered for the in-person events, your registration will be transferred to a virtual participant and you will be refunded the difference (The difference will be calculated based on the date of your original registration).  Thank you for your support as we work through an ever-changing environment.

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What Does Every Participant Get?

The ZooRun5K and ZooKidsDash participants receive the following race day goodies.  

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


Early Bird
7/16 - 25

7/26 – 8/1

8/2 – 10/1

Race Day
Cash Only











Virtual Option (Adults)



Virtual Option (Kids)



Each individual registration less than $20 will incur a $1.50 processing fee.
Each individual registration between $20 and $40 will incur a $3.00 processing fee.

**  Online Registration will end at 11:59 p.m. EST on October 1, 2020.

ZooRun5K Note:

The 5K is for both runners and walkers. However, it is expected that any participant in the 5K 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 starts at 7:30 a.m.

ZooRun5K participants should arrive at Zoo Miami by 7:00 AM. The 5k will begin promptly at 7:30 AM. In order to maintain the safety of our runners and the integrity of the racecourse, ZooRun5K participants who arrive at the start line after 8:15 a.m. will not be allowed to participate in the 5k. At the completion of the race, participants will receive complimentary admission to Zoo Miami for the day by presenting their race bib.


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ZooKidsDash Note:

ZooKidsDash participants should arrive at Zoo Miami by 8:00 a.m. The Dash will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. in the Kids Zone. In order to maintain the safety of our participants and the integrity of the racecourse, ZooKidsDash participants who arrive at the Kids Zone after 8:30 a.m. will not be allowed to participate in the dash. 

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 and Finish Festival celebration, ZooKidsDash participants will receive complimentary admission to Zoo Miami with their race bibs. Parents and family members may purchase 50% discounted admission tickets to join them in the Zoo. Zoo Miami annual pass holders who present their membership cards will receive complimentary admission to the Zoo after the race.

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
Packet Pick-Up:

•    Wednesday, September 29th, Thursday, September 30th, and Friday, October 1st*

      11:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. 
      Go Run Kendall, 11650 N. Kendall Drive Miami, FL 33176

* Participants who registered BEFORE midnight on Thursday, September 30th can choose to pick up their packet at this location.

If you registered AFTER midnight on Thursday, September 30th, please pick up your packet on race day from Zoo Miami between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. 

Come in Costume:

Make sure to dress up and accessorize as your favorite animal. Participants in costume will be recognized at the event. 

Team Tents:

Teams that raise $1,000 in fundraising by September 13 may request a complimentary 10x10 tent within the finish festival area for their members to gather after the race. Space is limited, and tents are available to qualifying teams on a first-come, first-serve basis. Qualifying teams interested in requesting a tent may email


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

Refunds, Exchanges, and Transfers:

Absolutely no refunds, exchanges, or transfers.

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 at least 7 days in advance to initiate your request. TTY users may also call 711 (Florida Relay Service).




Zoo Miami Foundation Logo           &         West Kendall Baptist Hospital

Sponsored by:
Jaguar Silver Partner:

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Rhino Bronze Partners:

Allied Universal Corporation              Vitas Healthcare Logo                 

Flamingo Supporters:

Gilly Vending Logo         Radiology Associates of South Florida Logo


                                Corporate Caterers Logo              US Foods Logo           Veza Sur 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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