Run for the Zoo 2020 School Program

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Thank you for your interest in joining the Run for the Zoo School Program!

Coordinator registration is now closed, and we are working to create school packets for those currently participating in the 2020 School Program. Stay tuned for more info!

If you’re interested in learning about your School Program for future participation, read below.

Help the Zoo and have fun, too!

  • We have events for all ages and fitness levels. Student fees for the 1 Mile and 5K Fitness are just $12. Student registration for the 5K Timed and 10K Timed races are discounted $3*.

  • Registration includes an event T-shirt, FREE Zoo entrance on event day, coupons, refreshments and more!

  • Past-participating schools have the chance to compete against other grade-level schools for the coveted Traveling Trophy and 1st, 2nd and 3rd place banners! New schools will have the chance to be named “Top New School”!*

  • Winning schools in each category will win a Discover the BioPark assembly for their students!

  • School coordinators win great prizes, too, including a ticket to a Behind-the-Scenes Tours to check out their favorite Zoo animal!

*Schools must collect 10 student registrations to qualify for entry fee discount and at least 25 total entrants for t-shirt packet delivery. Student discounts not offered on Half Marathon. Winning schools are based on school registration totals.

What does a School Coordinator do?

  • Serve as school contact and promote Run for the Zoo

  • Display posters and bookmarks, distribute online registration school code or paper registration forms
  • Encourage students, fellow faculty and families to participate
  • Collect paper registration forms and fees through mid-February to mid-March
  • Turn in all forms and fees March 25-31 (unless all registrations are online)

  • Distribute T-shirt packets, delivered to your school prior to the event*