Zoo Move & Groove 5K Run  

Ready, Set… RAWR!

Zoo Move & Groove, the Phoenix Zoo’s annual 5K run is back and this time it will be positively prehistoric!

Included with race registration* is a commemorative shirt, admission into exclusive ZooLights night immediately following the race, Dinosaurs in the Desert, raffle ticket(s), kettle corn & cocoa, and a “glow” necklace/bracelet.

Proceeds to Benefit

The Arizona Center for Nature Conservation/ Phoenix Zoo is many things to many people, but ultimately, we aim to achieve our mission – to advance the stewardship and conservation of animals and their habitats while providing experiences that inspire people and motivate them to care for the natural world. Beginning in 1962, the Zoo partnered with conservation-minded organizations and successfully brought the Arabian oryx back from the brink of extinction. That legacy continues today, and the Zoo is now home to 80 threatened and endangered species, with a determined focus to promote, lead, and support actions that secure a future for wildlife.

Working with local conservation partners, the Phoenix Zoo looks for opportunities to use our unique skills and experience to help them with local conservation initiatives. Phoenix Zoo conservation scientists raise and breed species at the Zoo’s Arthur L. and Elaine V. Johnson Conservation Center for release to the wild and/or to help understand their biology and reproduction. We also conduct research and participate in field work as part of broader recovery efforts with our partners.

Your participation in our Zoo Move & Groove 5K not only supports our local conservation efforts, 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.

Event Details

Saturday, January 21, 2023

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


Standard (12/3 – 1/20): $50*

Event Day Pricing: $60*

Hibernate at Home: $30*

Add commemorative medal: $15*

Additional shirt: $15

Spectators (ZooLights Admission only): $20
Available at ticket booths on race day or online here.

*Medal not included with registration. Support our conservation efforts with the purchase of a $15 medal.

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


Know Before You Go


Zoo Moov & Groov

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For more information, contact Valerie Burgad at vburgad@phoenixzoo.org or 602.286.3851.


Thank you to our sponsors