Sat February 26, 2022 Nashville, TN 37211 US Directions
RaceJoy Ready

Chipped 5K RUN/WALK (Timed)

2:00PM CST - 5:00PM CST
Open to ages 5 - 99.

5K RUN/WALK (Untimed)

2:00PM CST - 5:00PM CST
Open to ages 5 - 99.
3777 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN US 37211

**Race registration closes at 11:59 pm on Friday, February 25th**

Join a herd of runners and walkers at Zoo Run Run for a winter 5K adventure! Bundle up, hit the trail, and gallop through the Zoo’s property, including areas not normally available to the public. Zoo Run Run is a rain, snow or shine event. 

WHEN: Saturday, February 26 | 2:00 - 5:00 pm
While the event kicks off at 2:00 pm, the race begins at 3:00 pm (Day-of packet pick-up opens at 1:00 pm)

WHERE: Nashville Zoo (3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211)

WHY: All proceeds from the Zoo Run Run help fund Zoo operations. Your registration helps fund the Zoo’s state-of-the-art animal care, global conservation efforts and education programs.

***Friends and families are welcome to join us for a brisk stroll instead of a run. Be aware that some of the course is off-road.

  • Have little ones? Grab your off-road stroller and join the fun!
  • Please note, pets are not allowed on the route or at the finish line.

Race Details

Registration Options

Choose to run or walk as a timed or untimed participant. Every registrant receives a long-sleeve performance t-shirt, a race bib and post-race beverages.

  • Chipped 5K Run/Walk (Timed)
    • Timed Finisher Prize Categories:
      • Overall Male/Female
      • Masters (40+) Male/Female
      • Grandmasters (50+) Male/Female
      • 10-14 Male/Female,
      • 9 & Under Male/Female
    • Costume Contests are available for individuals and groups
  • 5K Run/Walk (Untimed)
    • Costume Contests are available for individuals and groups


Advance Packet Pick-up

Friday, February 25th  |  10:00 am - 7:00 pm  |  Nashville Zoo’s Croft Center



1st, 2nd, & 3rd place will be awarded in each timed finisher category and costume contest category.

  • 1st place: 6 Zoo tickets ($150 value)
  • 2nd place: 4 Zoo tickets ($100 value)
  • 3rd place: 2 Zoo tickets ($50 value)


Corral Information 

In consideration of the safety of our participants and to reduce congestion at the beginning of the race, the 2022 Zoo Run Run will implement start corrals. With corrals, the race will start in waves, allowing faster runners to begin ahead of slower participants and relieving overall race bottlenecking for smoother traffic flow. 

Your corral assignment will be based on your response to the ”expected” finish time question during the registration process. You will be notified of your corral assignment and receive instructions for lining up prior to the race. (For example, faster runners might expect to finish in under 30 minutes, while middle-of-the-pack runners might expect to finish in 31 to 45 minutes and walkers would likely submit times 46 minutes and greater.)

We will assign corrals in the weeks before the race and you will be notified of your corral assignment and instruction for lining up with your corral then.


Virtual Race Option

Can’t make it in person? You can still support the Zoo and race against your friends with our virtual option using RaceJoy! Choose the day, time, and course route that best suits your schedule and fitness level. This option includes the long-sleeve performance t-shirt, which can be picked up at the Zoo during Advance Packet Pick-up on 2/25 or you can opt for shipping in the registration process. (Please see RaceJoy "How To" section below.) Your time may be submitted beginning on Saturday February 19th  through Saturday February 26. You may submit your time manually on the results tab of the website or uploaded automatically from the  RaceJoy phone app. You will need to know your assigned bib number to begin the process. 


Support Trees for You & Me

Enter our fundraising contest by making a donation or creating a fundraiser to help the Zoo send funds to the tree-planting conservation program, Trees for You & Me.

Trees for You and Me was created through a partnership between the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) and Polar Bears International (PBI) to plant trees in areas of the world that have been devastated by deforestation. Planting trees is one of the few tools we have to minimize the impact of CO2 on the environment and reverse climate change. 


Virtual or Onsite Fundraising Contest

Whether you are a virtual or onsite runner, share your registration with your family and friends and encourage them to donate in your name to be eligible to win a great prize as a thank you for going the extra mile!

The top three highest fundraisers will win one of the following Backstage Pass tours. (Minimum of $200 raised is required to be eligible for prizes. Prizes will be distributed the first week of March.)

  • 1st place: "This is How We Zoo" Backstage Pass tour for 4 ($360 value)
  • 2nd place: "This is How We Zoo" Backstage Pass tour for 2 ($180 value)
  • 3rd place: "Getting to Know You: Sloth” Backstage Pass Tour for 2 ($140 value)


Race Contact Info

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Available for Apple and Android devices.

Interactive Race Day Experience with RaceJoy

Live Phone Tracking, GPS Progress Alerts and Cheers!

We are providing you with RaceJoy as part of the official race experience for the Zoo Run Run at Nashville Zoo.

Download the RaceJoy mobile app in advance to ensure proper phone setup. Invite your friends and family to track you and send you cheers!

Some key RaceJoy features include:

GPS Progress Alerts

  • Receive continual progress updates as you complete your goal.

Live GPS Tracking

  • Remote spectators can track your progress live in a map view. You can also track others.


  • Receive supportive audio cheers from remote friends & family.

Virtual Results (virtual events only)

  • Enter your race-assigned bib number to automatically submit your finish data for real-time scored results.
To use RaceJoy, you must carry your phone and activate tracking on the day you complete your race.
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