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We invite you and your family to run, walk, stroll, skip or jump your way through the Philadelphia Zoo to help raise awareness about children’s grief and the support they need to carry on in a healthy way!
Run or walk this mostly flat USATF Certified course through the Nation's Oldest Zoo. This event will be chip timed for runners and starts/finishes near the front of the Philadelphia Zoo. Walkers will begin after runners to ensure a smooth start. Fee includes full-day admission to the Zoo, a swag bag, complimentary pre & post warm up/stretch, face painting, refreshments, DJ and more! Medals to top-finishers and age group winners. This is a rain or shine event. There are no refunds. To receive medals, participants must be present at the post event party as we are unable to mail the items. We encourage you to invite your friends and family, all ages welcomed!
Proceeds will benefit Camp Erin® Philadelphia, a free weekend bereavement camp for youth in the Greater Philadelphia region, who are grieving the death of significant person in their lives. Children and teens ages 6 to 17 attend a weekend camp experience that combines grief education and emotional support with fun, traditional camp activities. Led by bereavement professionals and caring volunteers, campers are provided a safe environment to explore their grief, learn essential coping skills, and make friends with peers who are also grieving.
7:00am - 8:00am: Spectator Pass & Packet Pickup, Race Day Registration, Vendor Area
8:00am: 5k run / 1-mile walk
9:15am: Awards Presentation
5K Run/1M Walk Ticket Prices:
$37 Through December 19
$40 Through February 20
$42 Through April 24
$50 Day of race
$20 Spectator only zoo pass ($23 Day of the race)
$20 donation for T-Shirt
$25 donation for three-quarter sleeve T-Shirt
$35 donation for hoodie
Children under 2 are free to enter
Open to all ages - Strollers welcome
Full-day admission to the Zoo included in registration
T-shirt available to purchase online only - must be present on race day to pick it up as we are unable to mail the items.
Zoo parking is $16 per vehicle.
Parking: Please park in the Zoo Garage on Girard Avenue. Zoo parking is not included in your registration/spectator fee, but is available for $16/vehicle. Handicap spaces, and spaces for vans are available in both Tiger Lot and the Parking Garage. You can purchase parking at the Zoo’s Box Office, turnstile kiosks, and upon exiting the parking lot. Zoo members are allowed to use their membership cards for parking during events. More info here.
Packet Pick Up: 7:00am - 8:00am in the Balloon Plaza
*Closes at 8:00am - Must Pickup before that time*
Please enter the Zoo through the Main Entrance and walk to Balloon Plaza, where you will see the packet pickup tables for the pre-registered runners and walkers. You will need to show your registration confirmation page (via your phone or printed copy) to pick up your swag bag, bib and a zoo wristband. The wristband identifies that you have event access to the Zoo during and after the race. Confirmation emails will be re-sent before race day in case you have misplaced it or cannot find it in your email. If you pre-purchased a Spectator Only Zoo Pass, you will pick this up at the same table.
Race Day Registration: 7:00 - 8:00AM in the Balloon Plaza
*Closes at 8:00am - Must register before that time*
Race day registration on Saturday is available in the Balloon Plaza. Here you can register to Run or Walk for $50.00, or purchase a Spectator Only Zoo pass for $23.00.
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