On site registration opens at 8:00am. Race starts at 9:00am.
This 5K race is on a USATF certified course which is flat and shady and will be electronically timed. Teams (4 runners minimum) are welcome to enter. Following the race, there will be free admission to the zoo that morning for all participants and their guests that have entered the premises with them, as well refreshments for all. There will be a 1-Mile Animal Safari Walk in the zoo during the 5K race. Adults who register for the Animal Safari Walk can bring 2 children under the age of 10 with them to participate in the walk for free. The event supports RSVP's Children's Literacy Programs which include assistance to area Head Start programs, tutors and aids in local schools, a mentoring program and on-line math and science tutoring. There will be prizes for the over-all winners and awards will be given to the top 3 winners in each age category (12 and under to 70 and over) and gender, as well a prize for the fastest team. Cotton tee shirts are available to all of the 5K participants. To guarantee the size of the shirt, you must register by September 20. Please note that the roads around the zoo will be closed to traffic at 8:45 AM so please plan to arrive before then. Pre-registration Adults 5K- $30 Adults Animal Safari Walk (plus up to 2 children under age 10)- $20 Youth/Teens 5K and Animal Safari Walk (7 to 19) - $15 Kids 6 and under - FREE TEAMS - All team members $25 each (4 runners minimum) Day-of Pricing: Adults 5K- $37 Adults Animal Safari Walk (plus up to 2 children under the age of 10)- $23 Youth/Teens (7 to 19) 5K and 1-Mile Walk - $15 Kids 6 and under - FREE