Celebrating 30 Years!

Saint Louis Zoo's 30th Annual Run/Walk
Sunday, May 17, 2015
Rain* or shine!

>>2015 Race Results<<

Participants in the 5K and 1-mile race will receive a disposable timing chip for more accurate results.

7:30 a.m.** 5K Race/Walk: 3.1 mile loop course; accurately measured; splits at one and two miles. Walkers begin after runners. Timed and competitive.
8:50 a.m. 1/2-mile Kids' Run: ages 7-12, untimed, non-competitive
9 a.m. 1/4-mile Kids' Run: ages 6 and under, untimed, non-competitive
9:10 a.m. 1-mile Race: participants 12-and-under will be eligible for awards, timed and competitive
9:30 a.m. Awards Ceremony: At the Anheuser-Busch Theater in The Living World at the Zoo. Overall winners and First Place in each bracket will be announced. Second and Third Place winners in each age bracket may receive their prize at the tables in the lower rotunda of The Living World. See sidebar for more details.

Note: No dogs, rollerblades, bikes, skates or skateboards permitted on courses.

*In the event of severe weather, race start times may be delayed.
**Runners must begin by 7:40 a.m. and end by 9 a.m. to count in official results.

8:30 a.m. to 12 noon Family activities located in Schnuck Family Plaza and surrounding areas. (See below.)



All registrants will receive a complimentary t-shirt and continental breakfast (while supplies last).


  • 5K/1 Mile: $25 April 13-May 16
  • Kids' Runs: $12
  • Family Registration: $60 April 13-May 1 (includes two 5K/1 Mile registrants and two kids' run registrants. Up to three additional kids' run registrants may be added for $10 each.)

*All online registrations will incur a small processing fee.

In Person (May 14 & 16):

  • 5K/1 Mile: $25
  • Kids' Runs: $12

*Available at packet pick-up locations and dates below.

Mail-in or Phone (by May 1):

  • 5K/1 Mile: $30
  • Kids' Runs: $15
  • Family Registration: $75 (includes two 5K/1 Mile registrants and two kids' run registrants. Up to three additional kids' run registrants may be added for $12 each.)

*Download the registration form or call (314) 646-4771. Available through May 1, 2015.

Mail to:
Saint Louis Zoo – Make Tracks
P.O. Box 790090
St. Louis, MO 63179

Checks payable to: Saint Louis Zoo Association

Race Day:

  • 5K/1 Mile: $30
  • Kids' Runs: $15

*6-8:45 a.m. in The Living World building at Saint Louis Zoo.


Start/finish near Kiener Memorial gates of the Zoo, corner of Washington and Government Drive. Free parking is provided on the Zoo's North and South lots before 8 a.m. on race day. Spaces are limited.

Packet Pickup

Thursday, May 14 4 to 7 p.m. in The Living World

Saturday, May 16 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in The Living World. 

Sunday, May 17 (race day) 6 to 8:45 a.m. in The Living World

Note: Thursday or Saturday pickup is encouraged to avoid race-day delays. On race day you may pick up your packet in the lower level of The Living World at the Zoo. Free parking on the North and South lots before 8 a.m. Spaces are limited.


Activities for the whole family will take place in Schnuck Family Plaza from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon. At 10 a.m., there will be alpaca enrichment in the Children's Zoo. At 10:30 a.m., cheetah enrichment and a keeper chat will take place in the River's Edge at the cheetah habitat. At 11 a.m., animal enrichment will take place in the Primate House.


Proceeds help support the conservation work of the Saint Louis Zoo, both here and around the world.


  • St. Louis Children's Hospital
  • Prairie Farms Dairy
  • Mid America Chevy Dealers
  • Missouri State University
  • Big River Race Management
  • Breadsmith

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