39th Annual Zoo Run

Special Events

39th Annual Zoo Run

09/01/2019, 6:00 AM to 9:00 AM

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Lace up your shoes for the 39th Annual Zoo Run on Sunday, September 1, 2019. This fun run is great for runners of all levels with the choice between a five-mile run or a two-mile run/walk. Participants will receive bagels, bananas and free Omaha’s Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium admission on the day of the run. All participants will receive a finisher's medal.


  • Check-in begins at 6:00 a.m. at the Main Entrance. 
  • Early run packet pick-up is on Friday, August 30 and Saturday, August 31 from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. located at the Robert B. Daugherty Education Center. 
  • Five-mile run departs at 7:00 a.m.
  • Two-mile run departs at 7:15 a.m.


  • $30 for Omaha's Zoo and Aquarium Members (13 years and older)
  • $40 for Non-Members (13 years and older)
  • $15 for Children ages 6 to 12 years
  • Free for Children ages 5 years and under 

Children 5 years old and under are free (registration is not required & they will not receive a participation medal). For the courtesy of other runners, strollers are not allowed in the 5-mile race.

Pre-event registration is required, and event is held rain or shine. Registration closes Thursday, August 29 at 6 p.m. Walk-in registrations will NOT be available.

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