In light of COVID-19, the actual 35th annual Make Tracks Through the Zoo event is canceled, but you can still participate in the race remotely by May 31.

A remote race is a race in which you can run (or walk) from any location you choose. You can run or walk on the road, trail or treadmill. You get to run at your own pace and time it yourself. Or, you can sleep in and still get the credit! Either way, you receive a T-shirt and medal, and you still get to support the Zoo.

If you wish to participate in the remote race, the fee is $25. If you have already registered, your fee can count toward the remote race.

Don’t forget to share your running photos with us using our event hashtags!

#StlZoo      #MakeTracksThroughTheZoo      #IRanFortheStlZoo

Thank You to Our Sponsors

We would like to thank the following Make Tracks sponsors for their invaluable support of the Saint Louis Zoo: St. Louis Children’s Hospital, Mid America Chevy Dealers, Heartland Coca-Cola Bottling Company, First Watch, Prairie Farms Dairy, Big River Race Management and 106.5 The Arch.

To inquire about how your company can support the Saint Louis Zoo, please email

2020 T-Shirt

Color subject to change

2020 Finisher's Medal

Those who would like to participate in the remote race will still receive a T-shirt and finisher’s medal. These will be mailed out to participants.


Event First 500 Participants Only January 7
-May 15

Remote Run
Registrants will receive a finisher's medal, complimentary performance T-shirt*.

$20 $25

*while supplies last.    

Register now!

The last day to register is Friday, May 15. 

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

Donations and Refunds

If you have already registered* and no longer wish to participate, we ask that you consider your fee as a donation to the Saint Louis Zoo, but we understand if you would like a full refund. Please contact Tori Giesing at for assistance with refunds. Please note that it may take time to process your refund request. We appreciate your patience.

We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your support during this time.

*Valid for registrations made prior to March 18, 2020 only.


Register your time from the Make Tracks Through The Zoo Remote Race

Aware of everyone's need to exercise and competitive spirit, yet understanding the current environment and need for social distancing, we wanted to offer a safe way for our runners to drop a fast time and compare it to others.

Here’s how to participate:

  • Get out there (safely) and run a fast 5K or 1 mile – anywhere you want – between May 17 and May 31.
  • Submit your times HERE and we'll post them on the  Make Tracks Through The Zoo Athlinks Results Platform, complete with your custom finisher certificate. 
  • Comment, chat, share stories, post pictures and share your results on social media with #IRanForTheStlZoo