On site registration opens at 7:00am. Race starts at 8:00am.
BIB PICK-UP! We're expecting almost 1,000 participants on race day! Avoid the race day morning rush by grabbing your bib, t-shirt, and swag bag on Friday, June 7th and Saturday, June 8th from 1pm-7pm at Philadelphia Runner (3621 Walnut Street). You can pick up for family and friends as well. Street parking is available and the store is easily accessible by public transportation. Philadelphia Runner will also be offering 10% off to all participants who attend bib pick-up! PARKING AND DAY-OF PICK-UP The Philadelphia Zoo is located at the corner of 34th Street and Girard Avenue in Philadelphia's historic Fairmount Park, the world's largest landscaped city park. The Main parking garage at the Zoo (just past the North Gate entrance on Girard) will open at 7:00am. Zoo parking will be available at the standard rate of $16/vehicle. If you have a Zoo membership, bring your membership card and park for free! Day-of pick-up begins at 7:00am at the North Gate. There will be separate lines for those registered as runners and walkers, so keep an eye out for the signs. You also need to pick up your bib before you can pick up your t-shirt and swag bag. Swag bags will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. You'll receive your Zoo all-day-access wristband at registration, so you'll be able to come and go as you please if you'd like to bring any of your personal items back to your car. DAY-OF REGISTRATION FEES Day-of Registration Walker/Runner: --$50 for adults (ages 13+) --$45 for kids (ages 6-12) --$14 for kids (ages 3-5) --free for kids under 3 --$25 for spectators Because the race takes place before the Zoo officially opens, all participants (including spectators) must register. Zoo membership alone will not allow you to enter the premises before 9:30am. SWAG Participants will receive: --a commemorative race t-shirt (guaranteed if registered by May 17th, otherwise first-come, first-served) --FREE same-day admission to the Philadelphia Zoo --coffee, a bottle of water, and fruit --gluten-free products from our in-kind donors --entertainment on the Impala Lawn BOXED LUNCHES Delicious gluten-free boxed lunches were available for purchase with your registration until June 4th! If you pre-ordered a boxed lunch, those will be available from 9:45am-10:45am on the Impala Lawn. COURSE The 5k for both runners and walkers begins at 8am. We ask that runners line up at the front of the start line and walkers line up behind. All will begin at the same time and all will do the complete 5k. The well-marked course will take runners and walkers throughout the entire Philadelphia Zoo, a truly unique experience! There is a water stop that you will approach two times on the course. AWARDS CEREMONY The awards ceremony will be held on the Impala Lawn at approximately 9:15am. Medals will be given to finishers in the following categories: --overall male --overall female --top finisher in age groups 5-6, 7-8, 9-10, 11-12, 13-14, 15-18, 19-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59 and 60+ RESTRICTIONS No skateboards, bicycles, pets, balloons, or smoking allowed. Strollers are welcome. If running with a stroller, please line up towards the rear at the starting line. Winners must pick up awards day-of-event, medals will not be mailed.