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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 Discovery Lake followed by the Safari 5K.
When :: Saturday, October 13th, 8:30am (Safari 5K) + 8:00am (Frog Jog)
Where :: Columbus Zoo and Aquarium
Packet Pick-Up: Packet pick-up will be on RACE DAY only, starting at 7:15am right in front of the Zoo entrance.
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PACKET PICK-UP: Packet pick-up on race morning only starting at 7:15am just in front of the main entrance to the ZOO!
IMPORTANT INFO about RACE DAY!
RACE START TIMES: Kids Frog Jog 8am ----- Safari 5K: 8:30am
RACE DAY LOGISTICS: All participants will be issued a ticket to the zoo with your race packet.. Please take your ticket to the main entrance and go immediately through the turn-stiles. Once inside the zoo you will receive an entrance bracelet allowing full access to the grounds. Current zoo members should show their membership cards.
WHERE TO GO AFTER YOU GET YOUR ENTRANCE BRACELET
** Those who have kids in the Frog Jog should go immediately to Conservation Lake (follow the signs) for the 8am start. Following the kids run at 8:30am, the 5K will start. It will start and finish inside of the Zoo at the same place, at the TIGER SHELTER. If you are not a participant in either event feel free to roam the zoo at your leasure following the kids run. NOTE: Everyone entering the zoo is required to have a ticket including non participants.
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 in all 3 events will receive a finisher medal. In the 5K, personlized 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight on Sunday, October 21st.
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 10am.
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 for sale discounted passes for their entry to the Zoo. You may purchase these passes at the registration table for $7.50 general admission along with tickets at $5 for children ages 2-9 and seniors age 60+.
COURSE MAP: The course map for the 5K is located at www.ultrafit-usa.com, go to events, choose Safair 5K & Frog Jog and it is found mid-way down the page.
For any questions not answered here, please call the race hotline at 614-332-5205.
See you at the FINISH LINE!