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2019 Zoo Run Run 5K and 1/2 Mile Fun Run

August 24, 2019@10:00 am-6:00 pm

$12 – $25

Run like a cheetah to our 14th Annual Zoo Run Run 5K and ½ Mile Kids’ Fun Run! At the run, enjoy the scenery as you scamper, trot or gallop your way through BREC’s Baton Rouge Zoo. All proceeds from the race support your Baton Rouge Zoo and international cheetah conservation efforts.


Race day registration will be located at the front entrance of the Zoo. Located just 15 minutes from downtown Baton Rouge, take Exit 8A off of I-110 North and turn right onto Highway 19. Continue to the second stop light and turn right onto Thomas Road. The Zoo entrance is one mile on the left.


Only 5K runners will be timed. Your RFID timing chip will be attached to your race bib.


Participants who are pre-registered by August 14th are guaranteed a Zoo Run Run t-shirt on Race Day.


Early Packet Pick-up will be at Varsity Sports on Perkins Road on Friday, August 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.


Baton Rouge Zoo
3601 Thomas Road
Baton Rouge, LA 70807 United States