Safari 5K + Frog Jog

Sat May 13, 2023 Powell, OH 43065 US Directions


Safari 5K

$45 8:00AM EDT - 9:00AM EDT Registration ends May 12, 2023 at 5:00pm EDT

Frog Jog

$20 7:45AM EDT - 7:45AM EDT Registration ends May 12, 2023 at 5:00pm EDT


4850 W Powell Rd
Powell, OH US 43065


Looking for a little exercise and LOTS of fun? The Safari 5K offers an all-day experience that is designed for the entire family. Hosted by the Columbus Zoo and Aquarium, your morning begins with a kids 1/3 mile Frog Jog around Conservation Lake followed by the Safari 5K.

When: Saturday, May 13th, 8:00am (Safari 5K) + 7:45am (Frog Jog)

Where: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium

Packet Pick-Up:  Packet pick-up will be on RACE DAY only, starting at 6:45am right in front of the Zoo entrance.

Attention family and friends. Tickets will be available for $10 at the registration table. Tickets must be purchased to enter the zoo grounds. Zoo members must show proof of membership.

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All About the Race!

PACKET PICK-UP:  Packet pick-up on race morning only starting at 6:45am just in front of the main entrance to the ZOO!


RACE START TIMES: Kids Frog Jog 7:30am  ----- Safari 5K:  8:00am

RACE DAY LOGISTICS: All participants will be issued a ticket and wrist band to the zoo. Please take your ticket( attach the wrist band) to the main entrance and go immediately through the turn-stiles. Current zoo members should show their membership cards.
** Those who have kids in the Frog Jog should go immediately to the Tiger Shelter (follow the signs) for the 7:30am start. Following the kids run the 5K will start (also at the Tiger Shelter) at 8:00am.  If you are not a participant in either event feel free to roam the zoo following the 5K run. NOTE: Everyone entering the zoo is required to have a ticket including all non participants. Discounted tickets will be for sale at registration prior to the race to all non participants. Zoo members only need to show their credentials at the gate.

RACE ADDRESS:  For your GPS, the address of the Zoo is 4850 W Powell Rd, Powell Ohio.

PARKING:  FREE parking is available at the Zoo on race morning.

AWARDS:  All finishers will receive a custom finisher medal.  Custom plaques will be available to the top 3 winners in each division/gender upon request.  Please check the official results to see if you have placed in the top 3 of the following divisions:  15 & Under, 16-20, 21-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+.  You may request your plaque by emailing by midnight on Sunday, May 22nd. 
STROLLERS:  Strollers are welcome in the events. We just ask that you line up in the back of the racers for your safety and for the safety of those around you.
WATER STATIONS:  There will be 1 water station on the 5K course and since it is an out and back course you will have 2 opportunities for water. 
RACE TIME LIMIT:  The Zoo has strict guidelines that the race must be finished by 9am. 
POST RACE FOOD/DRINK:  Upon your finish, please enjoy post race snacks and drinks provided by Ultrafit-USA at the Tiger Shelter which is located right beside the finish line!
SPECIAL FOR FRIENDS/FAMILY:  For your friends and family that are cheering you on Ultrafit will offer discounted tickets for their entry to the Zoo.  You may purchase these passes at the registration table for $9.00. 


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