FAQ's

What is St. John ZooRun?
St. John ZooRun is THE family-friendly race in Tulsa. With a 5k, 10k and St. John 1-mile FunRun, there is a pace for everyone. ZooRun is the second-oldest running event in Tulsa. 

How do I register?
In person
Tulsa Zoo Admissions Office during regular hours (beginning in August when brochure is available)
Mail
Tulsa Zoo/ZooRun | 6421 E. 36th St. N. | Tulsa, OK 74115

Am I guaranteed a t-shirt?
All runners registered prior to Sept. 28 are guaranteed a t-shirt.  Otherwise, all t-shirts and t-shirt sizes are available on a first come, first serve basis.

What is a Sleep Walker?
Sleep Walkers are those individuals who would like to support the zoo, but don’t want to participate in the ZooRun. You can pay $20 and receive a 2018 St. John ZooRun shirt.

Can I push my baby in a stroller?
Yes! Strollers are allowed in our 5k and 1-mile FunRun ONLY. Please stage yourself at the back of the pack for the safety of the other runners. You will not need to register your child as long as they stay in the stroller for the duration of the race.

How is the race timed?
The 5k and 10k run will be timed using electronic timing. All runners and walkers in these races will need to wear a timing device to receive a time and finish result. Your bib tag will already be attached to your race bib number. Please attach your race bib number to the FRONT of your shirt. Bib tags are for one time use only.

Are the start lines and finish lines near each other?
No. Starting lines for all races are located near the front entry of the Tulsa Zoo. The 5k and 10k races end near the Helmerich Playground. The St. John Fun Run finish line in at the penguin exhibit.

Can I run the St. John Fun Run with my child and then participate in the 5k?
Yes, but please note that the St. John Fun Run finish line and the 5k start line are located on opposite ends of the zoo. No refunds will be given if you are late to the 5k start line.

Is there a rain date?
There will not be a scheduled rain date. In case of rain or severe weather, no refunds will be given and all registration and sponsor fees will be considered a tax-deductible donation.  

Why do the gates close at 8:20 a.m. for parking?
The gates close at 8:20 a.m. on race day for the safety of the runners. The 5k begins at 8:30  a.m. in Mohawk Park, so all cars need to be parked at this time. No exceptions and no refunds will be given due to late arrival. Gates will re- open at 10am. If you need to leave the parking lot before the main gates to Mohawk Park re-open, please utilize the alternate entrance route and park at the west end of the main zoo parking lot. Once the races have started, you will be able to exit out this way.

***Please allow at least 20 extra minutes to your normal drive for race day traffic.

Can my family come to the zoo to cheer me on?
YES! Until 10 a.m., families can enter the zoo for free to cheer on runners at the finish line!

Can I volunteer for ZooRun? 
Yes! It takes over 100 volunteers to make ZooRun a success. Please contact our Volunteer Supervisor, Lisa Cobb at lcobb@tulsazoo.org for more information.