Our Zoo Move & Groove 5K is “glowing” strong!  

That’s right; the Phoenix Zoo’s annual 5K race is back and better than ever in 2022 because all registered participants get to see ZooLights after the race!

But we didn’t stop there…

Included with registration* is a commemorative shirt, daytime admission to the Zoo, admission to ZooLights, raffle ticket(s), kettle corn & cocoa, and a “glow” necklace/bracelet.

Plus, Zoo Move & Groove features one of North America’s most endangered animals once thought to be extinct: the black-footed ferret. The Phoenix Zoo is incredibly proud to be one of just six black-footed ferret breeding facilities in the world! To date, the Zoo has produced over 500 black-footed ferrets in our 30 years of involvement with the breeding program, with many released into the wild.

Your participation in our Zoo Move & Groove 5K not only supports black-footed ferret conservation, but also helps care for the thousands of animals who call the Zoo home.

*Zoo Move & Groove is an exclusive fundraising event. All proceeds benefit the non-profit Phoenix Zoo including the endangered black-footed ferret.

Event Details

Sunday, January 16, 2022


5K Race begins at 5:30 p.m.
ZooLights for participants/spectators 6 – 10 p.m.
Packet pickup: TBD


Early Bird (9/13 – 11/30): $40*
Standard (12/1 – 1/15): $50*
Event Day Pricing: $60*
Hibernate at Home: $30*
Add commemorative medal: $10*
Add t-shirt: $15*
Spectators Admission: $20*

*Medal not included with registration. Support the BFFs with a purchase of a $10 medal. 

Children 2 & under are FREE (only paying athletes will receive shirt and food/beverage)

Run Wild, See ZooLights, Save our BFFs

The Phoenix Zoo became involved with the black-footed ferret breeding and release program in 1991 and has produced over 500 black-footed ferrets in the more than 30 years that we have been involved with the breeding program. 

Included with Zoo Move & Groove registration is a commemorative glow-in-the-dark t-shirt!


Glow-in-the Dark t-shirt

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