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Zoo Brew 0.5K (Draft)

Sat July 11, 2020 Des Moines, IA 50315 US Directions
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Zoo Brew 0.5K

8:00AM CDT - 10:30AM CDT
Open to ages 21+.


For all 21+ Zoo Brew enthusiasts and adventure seekers - the NEW Zoo Brew Kickoff 0.5K is on Saturday, July 11, 2020. Taking place at the Zoo, your efforts will be rewarded with cold brews, rocking out with Suede, sampling from local breweries and as always, enjoying and learning more about animals! Not many can brag that they demolished a 1/3 mile "run"...join a league of champions and conquer the toughest athletic event this side of the Mississippi.

Each runner will receive a special Zoo Brew 0.5K t-shirt, samples galore from local breweries, and full access to the Blank Park Zoo for the entire day. 

For those 21+ who aren't in the mood to run, you can still come out and kick off the 2020 Zoo Brew season! The Zoo Brew experience is included in the cost of Zoo admission. You can purchase your admission ahead of time, or pay at the door. Must have a valid photo ID to enter the Zoo Brew area. Admission to the post-run Zoo Brew party is free for Blank Park Zoo members.

T-Shirt and Bib Pick-Up in Zoo Parking Lot: 7:00 AM - 7:50 AM
*Take advantage of skipping this by picking up your gear beforehand, more info. below*
Zoo Brew Celebration: 8:00 AM - 10:30 AM
0.5K in Zoo (Group 1): 8:05 AM - 8:15 AM
0.5K in Zoo (Group 2): 8:20 AM - 8:30 AM
0.5K in Zoo (Group 3): 8:35 AM - 8:45 AM
Access to the Zoo (alcohol must stay in designated Zoo Brew area): 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Mark your calendars, message your friends, and dust off your sneakers - we're running for the love of animals....and beer!


7401 SW 9th Street
Des Moines, IA US 50315

Race Contact Info

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Packet Pick-Up

We encourage runners to pick up their t-shirt and bib prior to the 0.5K. A valid photo ID is required. All runners must be 21+.

Pick-Up Dates and Times:
Wednesday, May 20th: 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm @ Admission lobby of Blank Park Zoo (7401 SW 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50315)
Thursday, May 21st: 8:00 am - 10:30 am @ Admission lobby of Blank Park Zoo (7401 SW 9th Street, Des Moines, IA 50315)
Friday, May 22nd: 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm @ Confluence Brewing Company (1235 Thomas Beck Road, Des Moines, IA 50315)
Confluence is hosting a release party for Ayana's Rhino Rye. Come out and enjoy your favorite brews, a portion of sales go back to the Zoo, while picking up your t-shirt and race bib.

Costume Contest

Dress up as your favorite animal for a chance to win 2 admission tickets to any 2020 Zoo Brew! Winners will be announced during the Zoo Brew celebration.


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