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

Saturday, March 9, 2019

5K Run/Walk  🐯  Fitness Festival

Our third annual Zoo Move & Groove is a celebration of getting healthy and staying fit…
with a unique Phoenix Zoo twist!

Race registration and additional shirts purchased benefit the non-profit Phoenix Zoo.
Other fundraising proceeds (medals, individual/team fundraising, donations) benefit the Tiger Conservation Campaign.

Register NOW!

  • Info/Registration🎟
  • Fundraising/Awards🥇
  • Tiger Conservation Campaign🐅
  • FAQs🤔

Registration Includes:

  • Custom event Dri-Fit tech shirt
  • Pre-race breakfast
  • Option to donate $10 to receive commemorative race medal featuring the Sumatran Tiger 
  • Real-time results and photos on the Race Place Events website or mobile app (available on Apple and Google)
  • Course set/marked by Race Place Events to maximize your experience
  • After the race, head into the Zoo! All Zoo Move & Groove Fit Festival activities are included with 5K Run/Walk registration!

Register

Race Information 🏃‍♀️🏃‍♂️

  • T-shirt for every registered racer!
  • Ages 2 and under are FREE
  • Day-of registration begins at 7 a.m. on race day
  • Registrants have the option to donate $10 to receive a commemorative race medal featuring the Sumatran tiger! Finisher medals are not included with standard registration fee. These funds will go directly to the Tiger Conservation Campaign. (See tab for details.)
  • Each race begins at the Children’s Zoo Entrance 
    • 5K starts at 8 a.m. | One-mile leisure loop starts at 8:10 a.m.
  • Prizes for first, second and third place runners (5K only)
  • Your favorite Valley mascots will cheer you on throughout the 5K race!
  • Onsite raffle for amazing prizes (winners must be present to win)
  • FREE admission into the Zoo for the Fit Festival immediately following the race (9 a.m. – 1 p.m.)

Race Location 📍

  • Phoenix Zoo/Papago Park

5K route [click for larger map]

 

One-mile route [click for larger map]

Snooze for the Zoo 😴

Instead of running/walking, you can race in your “dreams” and still contribute to the Zoo! Not a morning person? Still want to help the Zoo? We’ll send you an official Zoo Move & Groove 2019 t-shirt and medal! All proceeds go to the Phoenix Zoo and the Tiger Conservation Campaign.

More Info!

Fundraising 💰

Proceeds from the individual/team fundraising element benefit the Tiger Conservation Campaign. After you register for the race, be sure to send your personal fundraising link to all your family and friends. It can be completely customized by you!     

All donations must be received by March 8, 2019 at 5 p.m. The minimum fundraising level to be considered for the top three fundraising prizes is $500 (not including racing fees). 

(Additional prizes will be confirmed soon!)

  • Top Overall Fundraiser 

Awards 🏆

Top three runners (for competitive 5K) 

(Additional prizes will be confirmed soon!)

  • #1 Male/Female  
  • #2 Male/Female 
  • #3 Male/Female 

All donations must be received by March 8 at 5 p.m.
The minimum fundraising level to be considered for the top three fundraising prizes is $500 (not including racing fees).

TIGERS ONCE ROAMED ACROSS MUCH OF ASIA.
TODAY, FEWER THAN 4,000 REMAIN.

LET’S JOIN FORCES TO SECURE A FUTURE FOR WILD TIGERS.

Accredited zoos across North America are mobilizing to raise awareness about wild tigers and funding for their survival. The Tiger Conservation Campaign is coordinated by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums’ Tiger Species Survival Plan, the Phoenix Zoo and the Minnesota Zoo.

The Tiger SSP’s Tiger Conservation Campaign supports projects that directly address threats to wild tigers. We fund anti-poaching efforts that use SMART technology to improve patrolling efforts and reward patrol teams that perform well. These teams also locate and dismantle snares and help curb illegal encroachment into protected tiger areas. Going after key players in the illegal trade of poached tigers is also critical and we are pleased to be supporting Wildlife Crime Units that conduct this work.
 
To address the threat of tiger-human conflict, the Tiger Conservation Campaign supports teams to respond to and investigate instances of human-tiger conflict. They work with villagers to push tigers back into the forest and come up with strategies to prevent further conflict. For example, these teams build tiger-proof livestock pens in villages affected by livestock losses. These pens are an immediate benefit to local communities and build trust for tiger conservation activities. Tiger-human conflict mitigation teams also rescue tigers caught in snares and return them to the wild whenever possible.
 
Conservation is most successful when supported by local people. The Tiger Conservation Campaign funds outreach and educational activities that raise local awareness about the importance of tigers and other wildlife, as well as activities to protect them. 
Your funds will help pay for monitoring patrols, community awareness efforts, snare removal and emergency veterinary care for wild tigers caught in traps in Sumatra. Thank you!

I'm excited to register. Where do the funds go?

Race registration and additional shirts purchased benefit the non-profit Phoenix Zoo. Other fundraising proceeds (medals, individual/team fundraising, donations) benefit the Tiger Conservation Campaign

Can I bring a stroller?

Yes!

Are pets allowed?

Sorry, no pets are permitted.

How do I get a medal?

Registrants have the option to donate $10 to receive a commemorative race medal featuring the Sumatran tiger! Finisher medals are not included with standard registration fee. These funds will go directly to the Tiger Conservation Campaign. (See tab for details.)