Saint Louis Zoo's 29th Annual Run/Walk
Sunday, May 18, 2014


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, first 1/2 mile of 5K course, 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: now open to all ages, but only participants 12-and-under will be eligible for awards, first mile of 5K course, timed and competitive
10 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.
*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 through May 17
  • Kids' Runs: $12
  • Family Registration: $55 through April 13; $60 April 14-May 2 (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 (only on May 15, 17, 18):

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

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

Mail-in or Phone:

  • 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 2, 2014.

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 lot (closest to Art Museum) before 8 a.m. on race day. See traffic map.

Packet Pickup

Thursday, May 15 4 to 7 p.m. in The Living World

Saturday, May 17 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Forest Park Visitor and Education Center on Lagoon Drive in Forest Park. Enter the park at Lagoon/Forsyth or Union/Lindell. See map.

Sunday, May 18 (race day) 6 to 9:30 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 Lot before 9 a.m.


Join the Saint Louis Zoo and St. Louis Children's Hospital for activities that the entire family will enjoy. Health and fitness activities will take place from 8:30 a.m. to 12 noon in Schnuck Family Plaza and the surrounding areas.


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


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