Zoo Run Run 5K Set For January 24
A herd of runners, walkers and strollers will make their way through Nashville Zoo during the 2015 Zoo Run Run on Saturday, Jan. 24. The annual 5K race takes participants past favorite habitats, like Kangaroo Kickabout and Flamingo Lagoon, and along roads and trails not normally accessed by the public.
Nashville Zoo will close to the public at 1 p.m. on Jan. 24 to prepare for the Zoo Run Run. Registration and check-in begins at 1:30 p.m., and the race starts at 3 p.m. Families and children are encouraged to bundle up as they hit the trail, and strollers with all-terrain tires are recommended. Refreshments and beer (age 21+ only) will be available after the race.
Early registration is $38 for Zoo members, $42 for non-members and $25 for children ages 5-12. Day-of-race registration is $50 per adult and $26 for children (ages 5-12). Children ages 4 years old and younger are free. For more information or to register, visit www.nashvillezoo.org.
All proceeds from the Zoo Run Run help fund daily Zoo operations, from providing educational programming to feeding the animal collection and keeping the Zoo safe and clean for our visitors. The Zoo Run Run is presented by Ajax Turner, Blink Marketing, Creation Gardens, FedEx, Grand Avenue, HCA/Tri-Star, Outback Steakhouse and Raymond James.
Nashville Zoo is accredited by the prestigious Association of Zoos and Aquariums, assuring the highest standards of animal care and husbandry. Attracting more than 830,000 visitors annually, the Zoo is considered one of the top things to do in Nashville. The Zoo is a non-profit organization located at 3777 Nolensville Pike and is open every day except Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s Day. The mission of Nashville Zoo is to inspire a culture of understanding and discovery of our natural world through conservation, innovation and leadership. For more information about Nashville Zoo, call 615-833-1534 or visit www.nashvillezoo.org.