Run for the Zoo…and sponsor it too!

Your business has the unique opportunity to support one of the largest races in New Mexico! With the potential for up to 13,000 participants and spectators, your company can gain meaningful exposure, valuable ROI, and support animal care at the ABQ BioPark.

We have a wide range of sponsorship opportunities, from our $500 Race Day booth sponsor to our $10,000 elite sponsorship dedicated to a specific Run for the Zoo race.

For more sponsorship information, please contact New Mexico BioPark Society Events Director Kent Berry at

2023 Presenting Sponsor

Media Sponsors

Elite Sponsors

Half Marathon

10K Timed

5K Timed

5K Fitness

1 Mile Fun Run/Walk

Level Sponsors









School Program




Supporting Sponsors

A Message From Waterstone Mortgage

At Waterstone Mortgage, our mission is to serve families, communities, and local businesses. What better way to positively impact our community than supporting the efforts of the number one attraction in New Mexico – our ABQ BioPark. The New Mexico BioPark Society invests a great deal of time and energy in enhancing the quality of life for New Mexicans through conservation and education efforts. Please join us with your support by visiting the impeccably manicured BioPark Botanic Garden, the ever-growing Zoo, the Aquarium, and enjoying the unique and diverse activities that our Tingley Beach offers.

An opportunity to be part of something greater benefits our entire community. Waterstone firmly believes in serving our communities nationwide through charitable contributions and volunteerism. We understand how deeply essential this is to all our well-being. We truly believe in our mission statement of “Home is where your story begins” and hope you will partner with us to make the ABQ BioPark an extension of your home!

One of my favorite memories of raising my three daughters was taking them to the ABQ BioPark Zoo on a beautiful fall day. Under the cottonwood trees with a picnic lunch, I watched my girls collect the colorful leaves as they fell. Peacocks, ducks, and geese roaming freely as my daughters were giddy, feeding them, and then running away from them as they chased them for more food. As we walked around the park, I loved seeing their admiration for each animal and the wonder of discovery on their faces. I still have the picture of this day sitting on my dresser. Now, we are witnessing the rediscovery all over again with our grandsons.

Please join us for the 36th Annual Run for the Zoo event on May 7, whether you run, walk, or volunteer. We are looking forward to seeing you!