Welcome to the 34th annual Run for the Zoo…

and Walk with us Too, presented by Bank of America and the New Mexico BioPark Society! The first Run for the Zoo in 1985 attracted just 800 participants; since then, it has grown to such popularity that we now must cap the event at 12,000 participants. Your participation in Run for the Zoo is vital to the work we at the BioPark Society do. The funds raised through this event go back to support the city’s most treasured facilities, YOUR Zoo, Aquarium, Botanic Garden and Tingley Beach.

We look forward to hosting you this year on
Sunday, May 5, 2019

– Taylor Pellegrini, Run for the Zoo Director

Events & Timeline

Registration Dates for 2019:
Jan 23: Early Registration (discounts applied)
Feb 21: Regular Registration
April 11: Late Registration
TBD : Last Day to Register online
May 4: In-Person Registration at Packet Pickup, if available
May 5: Day-Of Registration, if available
*Adult members receive $3 discount on all events. Cannot be used in combination with any other discount.

Run for the Zoo 2019 Artwork Artist: Jennifer Ober

You are helping with animal care…

By registering for Run for the Zoo, you’re helping the ABQ BioPark staff care for the lemurs and all the other animal residents at the Zoo. Funds raised help purchase enrichment items, vet care equipment, education outreach and so much more.