Race Day is Sunday, May 22, 2022

A Race to the Finish Line!

Join the Saint Louis Zoo on Sunday, May 22, 2022, for the 37th annual St. Louis Children's Hospital Make Tracks Through the Zoo.

Participants will once again get to run through the world-class Saint Louis Zoo! This course through Forest Park and the Zoo takes runners and walkers past some of the Zoo’s most scenic features, including the antelope and giraffe habitats, the beautiful architecture of Historic Hill, Grizzly Ridge, and Polar Bear Point. The start/finish line is located right outside The Living World building on Government Drive. Proceeds help support the conservation work of the Zoo, both here and around the world.

Make Tracks Pack

Participants receive our Make Tracks Pack, full of Zoo swag: 
  • Finisher’s medal
  • A custom sport-performance T-shirt *
  • Healthy recipes and other fun giveaways from our partners
  • A disposable timing chip for accurate results (5k and 1-mile racers)

*Only limited T-shirt sizes are available. Due to supply chain issues and other factors, we are unable to order additional t-shirt sizes. We apologize for the inconvenience. 

Race Day – Sunday, May 22, 2022

The 5K starts at 7 a.m., Kids' Fun Runs starts at 8:20 a.m. and the 1-mile race starts at 8:30 a.m. Free parking is available on the South Lot on Wells Drive before 8 a.m. More details to come.

Make Tracks Through the Zoo will be held rain or shine. In the event of rain, race start times may be delayed. We recommend that participants be in the area of the start line and ready to run by the scheduled start time. Decisions regarding the start of the race will be communicated to all participants.

Note: No dogs, rollerblades, bikes, skates or skateboards permitted on courses. Strollers are welcome in our 5K race. 

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  • 5K

    Race begins at 7 a.m.

    • $25 (January 10 - February 28)
    • $30 (March 1- April 21)
    • $35 (April 22 - May 18, or until sold out)


    Click to view the race map 

  • 1-Mile

    Race starts 8:30 a.m.

    • $25 (January 10 - February 28) 
    • $30 (March 1- April 21)
    • $35 (April 22 - May 18, or until sold out)

    Click here to view the race map

  • Kids’ Fun Run

    Race starts at 8:20 a.m.

    • Participants of 12 and under
    • $12 (January 10 - May 18, or until sold out)

    Click here to view race map

  • Family Registration

    • Includes two 5K/1 mile registrants and two kids' fun run registrants. Up to three additional kids' run registrants may be added for $12 each.
    • $62 (January 10 - February 28) 
    • $72 (March 1- April 21) 
    • $82 (April 22 - May 18, or until sold out)
  • Virtual Run

    • Packets will be mailed the week of the race
    • $25 (January 10 - May 18, or until sold out)
    • Registration prices do not include shipping fees for participant packets.
    • Last day to register is Wednesday, May 18, or upon sell-out.
    • The Zoo will not have race day registration or race day on-site packet pick-up.
    • Registrations are non-transferable and not refundable. If you have questions regarding your registration, contact specialevents@stlzoo.org.

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Race Results

Results are in! Click the link below to view your results.

View your results

How to Get Your Make Tracks Through the Zoo packet

  • Pickup at Big River Running Company - West County (13969 Manchester Rd, Manchester, MO 63011)

    • Thursday, May 19 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
    • Friday, May 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Award Categories

All participants will receive a finisher medal!


  • Overall male and female awards
  • First, second and third place male and female awards in 15 age categories, ranging from 10 and under to 75+


  • Overall male and female awards for 12-and-under participants.
  • First, second and third place male and female awards for 12-and-under participants.

Please note: There will not be an official awards ceremony. 

Our Zoo Values Safety

Our Zoo follows all directions by the Department of Health for the City of St. Louis, as well as guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Visit this page prior to your visit for updated information.

Thank You to Our Sponsors

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

To inquire about how your company can support the Saint Louis Zoo, please email sponsorship@stlzoo.org.