2015 ZooRun: October 3, 2015

Register Online



Race Day Schedule

8:15 am............St. John 1-mile Fun Run

8:45 am............5K run begins

9:00 am............10k run begins


Entry Fees

5k/10k..........................................Pre-registration $25............Race Week Registration $30............Race Day Registration $35

St. John Fun Run (1 mile)............Pre-registration $20............Race Week Registration $25............Race Day Registration $30

You can also elect to be judged as a Competitive Race Walker (USATF Rule) at no extra cost, or you can sign up as a "Sleep Walker" to receive a shirt if you don't want to participate in the race. Shirts are $20.


2015 Packet Pick Up

If you register online, there is a two-day turnaround for packet pick ups. Packets can be picked up at the New Balance Tulsa in Utica Square, on any of the following days:

Saturday, September 26..........................................10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Sunday, September 27.............................................Noon to 6 p.m.

Monday, September 28 - Friday October 2...........10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Saturday, October 3 (Race Day)..............................7 a.m. to 8 a.m. at the Tulsa Zoo



Join us at our H.A. Chapman Event Lodge for the post-race hospitality party, which will include the St. John's Kid's Club, entertainment, beverages and treats from Tulsa area establishments. Awards will be given following the conclusion of each race. Medals will be awarded to: top 3 males and females overall in the 5k and 10k races based on Open and Masters competition; top 3 male and females for 5k and 10k races in the standard age groups; top three male and female race walkers in 5k and 10k races; and the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place teams.

A link to the final results will be posted here by noon on Monday Oct. 5, 2015. Unclaimed medals may be picked up at the zoo Admissions office on Monday, Oct. 5, 2015, between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m.


Course Info

The 5k and 10k races are certified by USA Track & Field. The courses wind through Mohawk Park and end inside the Tulsa Zoo. The St. John Fun Run takes place entirely on zoo grounds. View a map of the courses here.


Parking Info

You MUST be inside the Mohawk Park gates and parked by 8:30 am. The gates close at this time for the safety of the runners. No exceptions and no refunds will be given due to late arrival. Gates will reopen at 10am.

To avoid race day congestion, you can access the main zoo parking lot by using the alternate zoo entrance. You will turn on N. Winston Avenue which is just west of Yale off of East 36th Street North. Winston Avenue merges with Mohawk Blvd. Follow Mohawk Blvd. around the golf course directly into the zoo parking lot. Sheridan experiences the most traffic; East 36th street can also be accessed via Harvard and Yale. View a map here.

Looking for just a one time Volunteer opportunity? Email our Volunteer Coordinator Lisa, at llaughrey@tulsazoo.org and ask to be added to the email list for our October ZooRun Volunteer opportunities.


ZooRun FAQs:

What is ZooRun?
ZooRun is THE family-friendly race in Tulsa!  Whether you’re a strolling tortoise or a racing hare, with a 5k, 10k and 1-mile FunRun, there is a pace for everyone!  ZooRun is the 2nd oldest running event in Tulsa and 6th largest race in the state!
How do I register?
In person: Tulsa Zoo Admissions Office during regular hours, or, beginning Saturday, September 26th at New Balance Tulsa at Utica Square.
Mail: Tulsa Zoo/ZooRun | 6421 E. 36th St. N. | Tulsa, OK 74115
Am I guaranteed a t-shirt?
All pre-registered runners that are registered prior to September 26 are guaranteed a t-shirt.
Otherwise, all t-shirts and t-shirt sizes are available on a first come, first serve basis.
What is a Sleep Walker?
Sleep Walkers are those individuals who would like to support the zoo, but don't want to participate in the ZooRun. You can pay $20 and receive a 2014 St. John ZooRun shirt.
Can I qualify for the Tulsa Run with my ZooRun time?
Yes! Run a qualifying time (see below) in the ZooRun 10k for a guaranteed spot up front at the Tulsa Run 15k.
Age Group Men Women
39 and Younger 39:00 or better 43:00 or better
40 - 54 41:15 or better 44:30 or better
55 and Older 45:00 or better 51:00 or better
Can I push my baby in a stroller?
Yes! Strollers are allowed in our 5k and 1-mile FunRun ONLY.  Please stage yourself at the back of the pack for the safety of the other runners.
How is the race timed?
The 5k and 10k run will be timed using electronic timing. All runners and walkers in these races will need to wear a bib tag timing device on their race bib number in order to recieve a time and finish result. Your bib tag will already be attached to your race bib number. Please attach your race bib number to the FRONT of your shirt. Bib tags are for one time use only.
Why do the gates close at 8:30am for parking?
The gates close at 8:25am on race day for the safety of the runners.  The 5k begins at 8:45am in Mohawk Park, so all cars need to be parked at this time.  No exceptions and no refunds will be given due to late arrival.  Gates will reopen at 10am.
***Please allow at least 20 extra minutes to your normal drive for race day traffic.
Can my family come to the zoo to cheer me on?
YES!  Until 10am, families can enter the zoo for free to cheer on runners at the finish line!
*no re-entry.

Thank you to our 2015 ZooRun Sponsors

Title Sponsor: St. John  |  Presenting Sponsor: New Balance Tulsa  |  Individual Sponsors: Linda Brown - real estate; Robert E. Patterson  |

Hospitality Sponsors: America’s Incredible Pizza Company; BA Massage Studio; Einstein Bagels; Java Dave’s; Larabar; The Fresh Market; The Melting Pot; Old School Bagel Café; Taste of the Wild Catering at the Tulsa Zoo; Panera; Raising Cane’s; Sprouts.