Get your running shoes on and join the Henry Vilas Zoo for the 12th Annual Zoo Run Run & Kids' Roo Run Run on Sunday, September 24, 2017! Join us as we welcome back our Predator vs. Prey Edition, and introduce brand new predator & prey options!
BACK for 2017: All participants will have the choice to sign up to be a predator (snow leopard) or prey (red panda). See how much prey you can catch OR if you can keep from getting caught!
The Zoo Run Run and Roo Run Run help us to keep the Henry Vilas Zoo forever free. Please join us to help us make our 12th Annual Race another record breaking year.
Race starts at 8 am in the following order: 10K Run, 5K Run/Walk, 5K Walk (untimed).
Roo Run starts at 10:30 am in the following order: 1 Mile, 1/2 Mile.
*Jogging strollers are allowed, we ask that you start at the back of either predator or prey.
Results will be posted on zoo grounds after the race, and will also be posted online here as soon as they are available!
Online race registration is now closed and are races are very close to being SOLD OUT! We have 100 kids' Roo Run registrations that can be filled out at either Fleet Feet Sports Madison & Sun Prairie during Packet Pickups, or at the Zoo the day of the race (kids will receive a shirt as supplies last, but no ears). There are only 75 5K or 10K registrations available the morning of the race at the Zoo (no shirts or ears until after the race, based on supply). All registrations will be on a first come- first serve basis. All participants will receive a finishers' medal.
All participants will have the choice to sign up to be a Predator (Snow Leopard) or Prey (Red Panda). See how much "prey" you can catch OR if you can keep from getting caught!
"Prey" (red pandas) will get a 1 minute head start before the "predators" (snow leopards) start running after them! The race will be chip timed to make sure race results are accurate, however, we will not have a wave start. If you are a fast runner hoping to win an overall award, we suggest signing up as "prey" so you can start towards the front of the pack.
All runners will receive a complimentary Zoo Run Run Predator/Prey Super Soft cotton t-shirt with registration, along with their corresponding ears (either snow leopard or red panda).
All 5k and 10k runners will receive a unique, zoo-themed finisher's medal! All runners over 21 will receive a free beer!
This year we are challenging all Zoo Run Run participants to get involved by participating in our team and individual fundraising challenge! The top teams will win amazing prizes only available at the zoo! All dollars raised at the Zoo Run Run and Kids Roo Run Run directly support Henry Vilas Zoo. The top 3 teams and individuals who raise the most money will win amazing prizes!
All kids participating in the Roo Run Run will have two distances to choose from: a half mile or full mile. Kids races are NOT timed, but each child will receive a finisher's medal.
Stick around after the race to enjoy refreshments, animals, and much more!
Friday Sept. 22nd from 11am-6pm - Fleet Feet Sports Sun Prairie (2828 Prairie Lakes Drive)
Saturday, September 23rd from 11am-6pm - Fleet Feet Sports Madison (8440 Old Sauk Road)
Sunday, September 24th from 7-7:45am - Race Day Pick Up at the Zoo (in Main Tent)
5k and 10k timed races will loop around the UW Arboretum, finishing in the zoo. Click here to view the 5K Route Click here to view the 10K Route