Zoo Run Run


Zoo Run Run 5K and Fun Run

Presented by Lamar Advertising Company 

Saturday, August 24, 2019

Run like a cheetah to our 14th annual Zoo Run Run 5K and ½ Mile Kids' Fun Run! At the run, enjoy the scenery as you scamper, trot or gallop your way through BREC's Baton Rouge Zoo. All proceeds from the race support your Baton Rouge Zoo and international cheetah conservation efforts. There will be food & refreshments for the whole family to enjoy after the race. And, anyone in your party who participates in the race or is there to support you, gains free admission to the Zoo as long as they're on site before admission gates open to the public at 9:30am. 

Pre-Registration closes at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, August 22, 2019.

Early Packet Pickup from10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Friday, August 23, 2019 at Varsity Sports. 

Day-Of Registration opens at 6:30 a.m. and closes at 7:30 a.m.

Fun Run begins at 7:45 a.m.

5K begins at 8:15 a.m.





Race Day

Race day registration will be located at the front entrance of the Zoo. Located just 15 minutes from downtown Baton Rouge, take Exit 8A off of I-110 North and turn right onto Highway 19. Continue to the second stop light and turn right onto Thomas Road. The Zoo entrance is one mile on the left.

Chip Timing

Only 5K runners will be timed. Your RFID timing chip will be attached to your race bib.

Race T-Shirts

Participants who are pre-registered by August 15th are guaranteed a Zoo Run Run t-shirt on Race Day.

Entry Fees*

Adult/Teen Registration
  • Pre-registration (before Aug. 24): $25
  • Race Day Registration: $30
Child Registration (ages 12 and under)
  • Pre-registration: $12
  • Race Day Registration: $17

Make Checks payable to:

Friends of the Baton Rouge Zoo, 3601 Thomas Road, Baton Rouge, LA 70807


Overall awards to first male and female; masters and grand masters; and age group awards are as follows:

  • 0 - 12 Male and Female
  • 13 - 14 Male and Female
  • 15 - 19 Male and Female
  • 20 - 24 Male and Female
  • 25 - 29 Male and Female
  • 30 - 34 Male and Female
  • 35 - 39 Male and Female
  • 40 - 44 Male and Female
  • 45 - 49 Male and Female
  • 50 - 54 Male and Female
  • 55 - 59 Male and Female
  • 60 - 64 Male and Female
  • 65 - 69 Male and Female
  • 70 - 74 Male and Female
  • 75+ Male and Female

Early Packet Pick-up

Early packet pick up will be on Friday, Aug. 23 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Varsity Sports at 2055 Perkins Rd. Baton Rouge, LA 70808