The Kansas City Zoo Run highlights a different featured species each year. 2018 is the Run for the Giraffes on Saturday, September, 22. We offer a 4-Mile timed event starting at 8:30 am. Our Family Fun Run starts at 9:45 am. Both events are open to runners and walkers.
All participants receive this year’s featured species t-shirt and finisher’s medal and free race-day entry into the zoo.
Sign up early, as the events will close when full. Register for the run at www.kansascityzoorun.org
Fleet Feet Sports KC
Prairie Village Shopping Center, 6911 Tomahawk Rd, Prairie Village, KS 66208
Friday, September 23 from 11 am to 7 pm
Kansas City Zoo main entrance
Saturday, September 22 from 7 a.m. to 8 a.m.
4 MILE INFORMATION
4-Mile Course: The 4-Mile start line is located on Starlight Drive, just East of the Meyer entrance. The racecourse will head West up around the Parks and Recreation building and head down into the Zoo. Once inside the Zoo, the course will turn RIGHT to go into Africa. Returning out of Africa, the course will proceed onto the shortcut from Africa through the KidZone area into Australia. It will head back by the Polar Bear Passage, turn right by the Sea Lions, and then turn right down past the Flamingos, and another right down the Tram road to the finish line.
Wave schedule: As the race grows to avoid congestion along the course, we have moved to 4 waves:
The race will start at 8:30 am for all participants.
There are 4 waves:
BLUE – All runners 30 minutes or faster (sub 7:30 pace). Must include proof with entry. Blue Wave entrants will be verified.
GREEN – All runners consistently 30.1 – 36 minutes (7:31 – 9:00 pace) .
YELLOW – All runners 36.1+ minutes (9:01+ pace).
ORANGE – Walkers and Strollers
Specific signage will divide each wave.
If you choose to run with others, please line up according to the slower time.
The entry form will ask you in which wave you would like to participate.