The Fort Worth Zoo’s annual Zoo Run is set for April 1

The Fort Worth Zoo will hold its 24th Zoo Run on Saturday, April 1. The Zoo Run, presented by Ideal Partners, includes a 5km run (timed or untimed) and a 1km Fun Run. Races will be held on a certified USA Track and Field course along the zoo’s main route and through surrounding neighborhoods.

The family-friendly event supports the zoo’s extensive wildlife conservation and education efforts locally and around the world.

Runners are invited to dress up as their favorite zoo animal, and all attendees will receive a Zoo Run 2023 T-shirt, a virtual running bag filled with offers from area businesses, and an admission ticket to the Fort Worth Zoo. Runners will enjoy snacks, water, and post-race activities, including an awards ceremony and live animal presentation.

Participants can register the morning of the race, but T-shirt sizes and timing devices (optional; $3) are only guaranteed to pre-registered runners. School groups and teams must register online by March 19.

Race start times are 7:30am for the 1K Fun Run and 8am for the 5K.

Membership and registration fees:


Advance (by March 19) $30

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Standard (March 20-31) $35

Race Day: $40

School groups (K-12):

$20 per person, minimum 10 people by March 19th

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$25 per person, minimum of five people by March 19th

Timing device (optional) $3

Zoo members receive a $2 discount

Parking Note: Colonial Parkway will be closed to traffic on the day of the event. Limited parking is available in the zoo’s main parking lot via Forest Park Boulevard, as well as in the parking lot adjacent to the zoo’s main parking lot and in the parking lot at the corner of University Drive and Colonial Parkway. The Zoo encourages all attendees to carpool the event if possible and allow up to one hour for parking.

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