Oakland Zoo Bison Romp

Wed November 4 - Sat November 7 Oakland, CA 94605 US
Join Oakland Zoo for our 2020 Bison Romp! A virtual 5K Walk/Run/Bike November 4th-7th. Gather up your herd for this socially distanced event to Take Action for Wildlife!

Oakland Zoo is proud to be partnering with the Iinnii Initiative. Unfortunately, this year we don’t get to celebrate this amazing conservation partner and our national mammal with an in-person Bison Festival so we are doing the next best thing - our first ever Bison Romp!

Join us as we move “together” from November 4th to 7th and celebrate the American Bison.

Bison Romp is a virtual "5K Your Way!" Walk through the woods, run on a treadmill, bike around a local park, or romp around your yard! There is no wrong way to complete these 3 miles! You can complete all 3 miles at one time or take your time and complete 3 miles over multiple days.

Gather together your social pod, friends, family, neighbors, and colleagues to join our herd for this fun way of Taking Action for Wildlife one step at a time. 

Proceeds raised from the Bison Romp support Oakland Zoo’s work with the Iinnii Initiative, an inspired effort to restore bison back to Blackfeet Tribal Lands. The return of the bison is healing the land back to its natural ecosystem and bringing back an important cornerstone of the Blackfeet Nation’s culture. Oakland Zoo remains committed to doing everything we can to support wildlife conservation during these challenging times. Wildlife and our conservation partners need all of us now more than ever. By participating in this event or donating to support a participant, you are Taking Action for Wildlife.  

“The elders have long believed that until the buffalo returned, the Blackfeet Tribal Nation would drift.” - Harry Barnes, Blackfeet Tribal Business Council Chairman


Share your photos on social media for a chance to win prizes!  

Use #OZBisonRomp for the chance to be highlighted on our social media platform during the event and to be put in the running to win prizes. On November 8th, we will announce the winners for the following categories:

Best "(Socially Distanced) Herd" Photo
Best “View from My 5K” Photo
Best "Bison Costume" Action Photo

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