Join the Phoenix Zoo for a day of moving and grooving for the animals!

Saturday, March 10, 2018

5K Run/Walk | 7 – 9:30 a.m.    Fitness Festival | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


  • 5K Run/Walk
  • Festival
Timeline / Prices

Registration Coming Soon!


  • Competitive 5K (starts at 8 a.m.)
  • One-mile Leisure Loop (starts at 8:15 a.m., recommended for families and non-competitive runners)


  • TBD

More Information

  • Theme: Year of the Elephant!
  • Proceeds from fundraising directly support the Phoenix Zoo and our conservation efforts, and will be used toward the expansion of our elephant habitat!
  • Participants will have the opportunity to do their own fundraising. They can choose this option on the Startline website and encourage family and friends to support them by donating funds.
  • Day-of registration available. Registration will start at 7 a.m. on event day.
  • Medal for racers who choose to pay an additional $10 donation
  • T-shirt for every racer
  • Prizes for first, second and third place runners (5K ONLY)
  • Pre-race breakfast/snacks
  • Your favorite Arizona team mascots will be there!
  • Onsite raffle for amazing prizes! $5 per ticket (winners must be present to win)
  • Friday, March 9 | 3 – 6pm packet pick-up at Sole Sports, Tempe

Our second annual Zoo Move & Groove Festival is a celebration of getting healthy and staying fit… with an animal twist! This all-day general admission event, immediately following our Zoo Move & Groove 5K Run/Walk, will host an array of vendors as well as featuring diverse forms of exercise for guests to experience and enjoy.

***All Zoo Move & Groove Festival activities are included with 5K Run/Walk registration or regular Zoo admission.***

Zoo doors open to all at 8 a.m. | Event starts at 9 a.m.
All classes are 20 minutes or less.

DJ Dance and Fitness Classes – Shake your booty and learn some cool new moves! Try out these awesome active workouts:

Yoga | Martial arts | African drumming | Hip-hop dance | Pound fit | Axe capoeira | Hula hooping

Zoo Ninja Warrior – Are you a warrior? Learn about animal movement as you tackle our Zoo Ninja Warrior course!

Sports Inflatables – Love soccer, baseball and football? Test your skills on our fun sports inflatables!

Climbing Wall – Make like a monkey and climb that wall!

Mascot Meet & Greets

  • Team Mascots: Big Red, Howler, Spirit
  • Fresh fruit & veggie mascots

Zoo Zoom – Power Walk the Park! Check out the animals while you test your fitness at our Wild Walk stations. Complete all the activities, stamp your passport and win a prize!

Animal Discoveries

  • Goat Yoga, Chicken Dance, Goat Agility