Join the Phoenix Zoo for a day of moving and grooving for the animals!
Fundraising proceeds benefit the new meerkat exhibit.

Saturday, March 7, 2020

5K & 1 Mile | 6 – 9 a.m.    ♦    Fitness Festival | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.


  • 5K Run/Walk
  • Festival
  • New Meerkat Habitat
Timeline / Prices

  • Early Bird Pricing: $30
  • Standard Pricing: $35
  • Event Day Pricing: $45


  • Race company: Raceplace Events
  • Competitive 5K (starts at 8 a.m.)
  • One-mile Leisure Loop (starts around 8:10 a.m., recommended for families and non-competitive runners)


  • Phoenix Zoo/Papago Park

More Information

  • Packet pick-up:  Friday, March 6
  • Day-of registration available starting at 7 a.m. on event day.
  • Pre-race breakfast/snacks
  • T-shirt for every racer
  • Medal for racers who choose to pay an additional $10 donation
  • Prizes for first, second and third place runners (5K ONLY)


Sign up as a “mob” or as an individual and support our efforts to build a brand new habitat for these amazing and truly entertaining creatures!

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

Activities are geared towards kids and families such as Zoo Ninja Warrior and Kids Karate. This general admission event, immediately following our Zoo Move & Groove 5K will host an array of vendors and feature diverse forms of exercise for guests of all ages 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.

Schedule of events coming soon.

New Meerkat Habitat
Budget: $517,000

The Phoenix Zoo, part of the Arizona Center for Nature Conservation, is one of the largest non-profit zoological parks in the nation serving 1.4 million guests annually. The Zoo opened its gates more than 50 years ago and continues to be a treasured destination for locals, as well as guests from far and wide. Nestled on 125 acres of beautiful desert and lakes in Papago Park, the Zoo provides natural habitats for more than 3,000 animals, with more than 400 species represented including many endangered or threatened species from around the world. The Zoo is proud to provide educational programs to more than 160,000 children and adults each year and supports conservation efforts locally and internationally.

This year we are focusing our fundraising efforts on the building of our new meerkat habitat! A group of meerkats (also known as a “mob”) will soon call the Phoenix Zoo home as part of The Pride Campaign. These highly social, small carnivores will be a wonderful addition to our renovated Africa Trail.

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