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Sat February 17, 2024 Nashville, TN 37211 US Directions


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


Zoo Run Run

presented by Publix

Join a herd of runners and walkers at Zoo Run Run, presented by Publix 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 17th | 2:00 - 5:00 pm
Day-Of Packet Pickup will open at 1pm for those unable to attend advance registration dates. Please note that attending day-of packet pickup may mean that you do not have time for pre-race activities. Pre-race activities kick off at 2:00 pm and the parking lot will close to additional vehicle traffic at 2:45 pm to clear for the race path. The race begins promptly at 3:00 pm.

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

WHY: Proceeds from Zoo Run Run help fund the Zoo's conservation work.

  • 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 refreshments.

Check out the 2024 shirt design »


Everyone participating in the race over age 5 will need to register as a timed or untimed participant. Young children (ages 2-5) are welcome to ride in a stroller during the race but will need a $10 race observer ticket (see what's included below). Children under age 2 are free and do not need a ticket.

Race Observer / Spectator Tickets

Zoo Run Run will begin inside the Zoo in 2024 so that race observers will have access to the Festival Field area to watch the start line/finish line/1.75 mile marker and enjoy free access to the zip line, carousel and 4D theater throughout the race! Each person (ages 2+), including Zoo members, wishing to access the start/finish will need a $10 Race Observer ticket. These can be purchased as part of registration or in our online ZRR Store.


Race prizes will be awarded by chipped time - the time runners cross the start and finish lines.

1st, 2nd, & 3rd place will be awarded a medal in each timed finisher category. 1st place will also receive 4 Zoo admission tickets ($100 value).

Chipped 5K Run/Walk (Timed) Prize Categories:
  • Overall Male/Female
  • Masters (40+) Male/Female
  • Grandmasters (50+) Male/Female
  • 10-14 Male/Female
  • 9 & Under Male/Female

Advance Packet Pick-up

Thursday, February 15th and Friday, February 16th  |  12:00 pm - 7:00 pm  |  Nashville Zoo’s Croft Center

Corral Information 

To reduce congestion at the beginning of the race, the 2024 Zoo Run Run will implement start corrals. The race will start in waves allowing timed runners to begin ahead of untimed runners, followed by those who plan to walk or have strollers.  

Costume Contest

Come dressed to impress in animal or Zoo themed costumes for your chance at winning a Backstage Pass tour for four! 

Fundraising Contest

Share your registration with your family and friends and encourage them to donate in your name to be eligible to win a backstage tour as a thank you for going the extra mile! Donations will benefit Trees for You and Me.

The top fundraiser will win an exclusive animal encounter that is not offered anywhere else. (Minimum of $200 raised is required to be eligible for the prize)


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