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Zoo Run

BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo

Saturday, November 18, 2023 8:00am–10:00am

This newly updated 5K Run through the Zoo is a Baton Rouge favorite! It features a professionally managed and timed 5K Run that begins and ends in the zoo but also goes through renovated sections of Greenwood Park. This event includes a half-mile Kid’s Fun Run. All entrants receive an official event t-shirt, race bib with timing chip, and a participant medal. Trophies are awarded to winners in various age groups! The Zoo Run averages 600-800 participants plus their guests. All proceeds from this event benefit conservation and community education programs of the Baton Rouge Zoo.

Click here for the race route!

If you are a local middle school or high school interested in signing you runners up for this race, please contact sarah.campbell@brzfoundation.org for more information.

Race Day

On-site registration begins at 7:00 AM

Kids Fun Run begins at 7:45 AM

5K Race begins at 8:00 AM

Entry Fees

5K Race Registration (Ages 11 and up)

  • Pre-registration (by November 17th) - $40
  • Race Day registration - $45

Kids Fun Run Registration (Ages 10 and under)

  • Pre-registration (by November 17th) - $25
  • Race Day registration - $30


Overall awards to first male and female; masters and grandmasters; and age group awards are as follows:

  • 0 - 10 Male and Female
  • 11 - 19 Male and Female
  • 20 - 29 Male and Female
  • 30 - 39 Male and Female
  • 40 - 49 Male and Female
  • 50 - 59 Male and Female
  • 60 - 69 Male and Female
  • 70 - 79 Male and Female
  • 80+ Male and Female

* Please note that this information is subject to change.

  Zoo Run