Zoo Run Run

Assurance Financial Presents:
Zoo Run Run 5K and Fun Run

Saturday, August 26, 2017

Run like a cheetah to our 12th annual Zoo Run Run 5K and ½ Mile Kids' Fun Run, presented by Assurance Financial! 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. 

Presenting Sponsor: Assurance Financial

Registration opens at 6:30 a.m.

Fun Run begins at 7:45 a.m.

5K begins at 8:15 a.m.

Please note: online registration ends on August 24th at 9pm. 
On Friday, August 25th, registrations will be accepted at Varsity Sports, along with packet pickup. 

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

Pre-registered participants are guaranteed a Zoo Run Run t-shirt on Race Day.

Entry Fees*

Adult/Teen Registration
  • Pre-registration (before Aug. 26): $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 - 11 Male and Female
  • 12 - 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

  • Varsity Sports
  • Friday, Aug. 25
  • 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.