Run for the Zoo
needs you!

We offer multiple volunteer opportunities, from Packet Pick Up check-in to water station management on Race Day. Get signed up below!

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RFTZ 2024: Volunteer Sign-Up Form

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  • Volunteer Requirement:

    Volunteers must be a minimum of 14 years old with adult supervision (one adult for every four teens). Volunteers 18 and older do not require adult supervision.
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  • Friday, May 3: Packet Pick Up (FILLED - please select another volunteer option)

  • Packet Pick Up: Help us distribute t-shirts and race necessities to all Run for the Zoo participants.

    This is held at the GAAR Event Center at 1635 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102.

    Please select ONE choice below:
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  • Saturday, May 4: Packet Pick Up

  • Packet Pick Up: Help us distribute t-shirts and race necessities to all Run for the Zoo participants.

    This is held at the GAAR Event Center at 1635 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102.

    Please select ONE choice below:
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  • Saturday, May 4: Packet Pick Up - Clean Up

  • Packet Pick Up: Help us pack up after the fun has been had! Let's box up t-shirts, organize race necessities tear down tables, and return the GAAR building back to its beautiful space. We will load everything into our van and you can head home for rest and relaxation!

    This is held at the GAAR Event Center at 1635 University Blvd NE, Albuquerque, NM 87102.

    Please select ONE choice below:
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  • Saturday, May 4: Pre-Event Set Up

  • Set Up: Help put the finishing touches on the event area for Run for the Zoo race day! Duties may include moving water, stacking banners, hanging t-shirts, stacking boxes, among other tasks.

    We’ll start at the New Mexico BioPark Society office (1320 Iron Ave. SW, Albuquerque, NM 87102) and finish in front of the ABQ BioPark Zoo.

    Please select ONE choice below:
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  • Sunday, May 5: Water Volunteer

  • Water Volunteers: Help us keep runners and walkers hydrated at one of the water stations below! This volunteer option is great for groups!

    1. North Tingley: (FILLED - please select another volunteer option)
    • Time: 6:45 - 11:00 a.m. or until the last runner passes
    • Location: Central Ave. and Tingley Dr.
    • Parking: ABQ BioPark Aquarium

    2. 2nd Street:
    • Time: 7:00 - 11:00 a.m. or until the last runner passes
    • Location: 2nd Street, south of Bridge Blvd.
    • Parking available at the water station

    3. Half Marathon Turn Around: (FILLED - please select another volunteer option)
    • Time: 7:00 - 10:00 a.m. or the until last runner passes
    • Location: Rio Bravo and Poco Loco (west of 2nd Street)
    • Parking available at water station.

    4. Kit Carson:
    • Time: 6:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m. or until the last runner passes
    • Location: Kit Carson and Alcalde Pl. SW
    • Parking available at CABQ Rio Grande Pool lot (14th St. & Iron Ave.) or in neighborhood OUTSIDE course

    5. Zoo Asia Station: (FILLED - please select another volunteer option)
    • Time: 9:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. or until last runner passes (This group will ride the shuttle from the ABQ BioPark Aquarium lot to Zoo)
    • Location: Inside Zoo near future Asia expansion
    • Parking available at ABQ BioPark Aquarium, take shuttle to Zoo

    6. 15th and Park: (FILLED - please select another volunteer option)
    • Time: 7 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. or until last runner passes
    • Location: 15th St. and Park Ave.
    • Parking available on 15th St. or in neighboring areas, OUTSIDE course

    Please select ONE choice below:
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  • Sunday, May 5: Zoo Crew

  • Zoo Crew: Be part of the action by cheering on runners, passing out shirts, helping with medals, etc.

    Areas specifically seeking volunteers include:
    • Volunteer T-Shirt Distribution
    • Awards Area
    • Merchandise Tent
    • Floaters – help us relieve volunteers and staff who need a break!

    Please select ONE choice below:
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  • Sunday, May 5: Clean-Up Zoo Crew

  • Clean-Up Crew: Please help us; we’re tired at the end of Race Day! Ride the shuttle from the ABQ BioPark Aquarium to the Zoo and check out our vendors, get your volunteer shirt, and hang out until 12:00 p.m. when we will meet at the Info Tent to tear down Run and pack up the fun! We’ll move tables, pick up chairs, and load it all into a truck. Then, we’ll head back to the New Mexico BioPark Society office (1320 Iron Ave. SW) and unload it all there! After that, enjoy the Zoo and take the train back to your ride at the Aquarium!

    Parking available at the ABQ BioPark Aquarium, take shuttle to Zoo

    Please select ONE choice below:
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  • Your Information:

  • (Must be at least 14 yrs old w/ adult supervision, 18 w/o supervision)
  • After submitting your volunteer form, a Run for the Zoo representative will provide specific instructions, event details and location directions (or map) approximately 10 days prior to your registered shift. On behalf of the New Mexico BioPark Society, the Run for the Zoo organizers, THANK YOU for your support! We couldn't do it without you!