Sat February 17, 2024 Nashville, TN 37211 US Directions


Chipped 5K RUN/WALK (Timed)

$45 2:00PM CST - 5:00PM CST Registration Opens December 20, 2023 at 10:00am CST
Open to ages 5 - 99.

5K RUN/WALK (Untimed)

$40 2:00PM CST - 5:00PM CST Registration Opens December 20, 2023 at 10:00am CST
Open to ages 5 - 99.


3777 Nolensville Pike
Nashville, TN US 37211


Join a herd of runners and walkers at Zoo Run Run for a winter 5K adventure! Bundle up, hit the trail, and gallop through the Zoo’s property, including areas not normally available to the public. Zoo Run Run is a rain, snow or shine event. 

WHEN: Saturday, February 17th | 2:00 - 5:00 pm
While the event kicks off at 2:00 pm, the race begins at 3:00 pm (Day-of packet pick-up opens at 1:00 pm)

WHERE: Nashville Zoo (3777 Nolensville Pike, Nashville, TN 37211)

WHY: Proceeds from Zoo Run Run help fund the Zoo's conservation work.

  • Friends and families are welcome to join us for a brisk stroll instead of a run. Be aware that some of the course is off-road.
  • Have little ones? Grab your off-road stroller and join the fun!  
  • Please note, pets are not allowed on the route or at the finish line.

Race Details


Registration Options

Choose to run or walk as a timed or untimed participant. Every registrant receives a long-sleeve performance t-shirt, a race bib and post-race refreshments.

2024 shirt design coming soon!


Everyone participating in the race over age 5 will need to register as a timed or untimed participant. Young children (ages 2-5) are welcome to ride in a stroller during the race but will need a $10 race observer ticket (see what's included below). Children under age 2 are free and do not need a ticket.

Race Observer / Spectator Tickets

Zoo Run Run has a different layout in 2024 and race observers will have access to the Festival Field area inside the Zoo to watch the start/finish and enjoy free access to the zip line, carousel and 4D theater throughout the race! Each person (ages 2+), including Zoo members, wishing to access the start/finish will need a $10 Race Observer ticket.


1st, 2nd, & 3rd place will be awarded a medal in each timed finisher category. 1st place will also receive 4 Zoo tickets ($100 value).

Chipped 5K Run/Walk (Timed) Prize Categories:
  • Overall Male/Female
  • Masters (40+) Male/Female
  • Grandmasters (50+) Male/Female
  • 10-14 Male/Female
  • 9 & Under Male/Female

Advance Packet Pick-up

Thursday, February 15th and Friday, February 16th  |  12:00 pm - 7:00 pm  |  Nashville Zoo’s Croft Center

Corral Information 

To reduce congestion at the beginning of the race, the 2024 Zoo Run Run will implement start corrals. The race will start in waves allowing timed runners to begin ahead of untimed runners, followed by those who plan to walk or have strollers.  

Costume Contest

Come dressed to impress in animal or Zoo themed costumes for your chance at winning a "This is How we Zoo" Backstage Pass tour for four! 

Fundraising Contest

Share your registration with your family and friends and encourage them to donate in your name to be eligible to win a great prize as a thank you for going the extra mile!

The top fundraiser will win an exclusive animal encounter that is not offered anywhere else. (Minimum of $200 raised is required to be eligible for the prize)


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