April 9, 2017
Can you run like a Zebra? Find out Sunday, April 19, 2017 at the 37th Annual ZooZoom which benefits the Sacramento Zoo.
There are options for everyone from a 5K run/walk (3.1 miles) to a 10K run (6.2 miles). The 5K run/walk & 10K run will lead participants through beautiful Land Park and finish near the back entrance to the Zoo.
Run like a lion at ZooZoom!
Proceeds from the 2017 ZooZoom will go towards animal care and enrichment. Feeding animals and keeping them occupied can be a difficult and expensive task. In order to keep their minds and skills sharp a variety of enrichments need to be made daily. Enrichments emulate foraging for food and the use of skills that would be necessary in the wild. More than 450 animals call the Sacramento Zoo home; help fill their bellies and minds.
The Costume Contest is back!!!
Come dressed up to ZooZoom in your favorite animal costume. It's a family friendly event so only appropriate costumes will be allowed. At the starting line at 7:45 a.m. one winner will be chosen and presented with a special prize. Only ZooZoom registered participants are allowed in the costume contest. Also please note that certain costumes will be not allowed in the Sacramento Zoo after the event and you may be asked to remove it.
SAUCONY “RUN FOR GOOD”, KIDS' RUNS
All kids (ages 4-12) that enter the Saucony “Run For Good” Fun Runs will receive a special shirt, race number, and a finish medal! Separate fun runs by age group.
-220-yard run for ages 4-under
-440-yard run for ages 5-6
-½ mile run for ages 7-9
-1-mile run for ages 10-12
Grant money available to area schools that have the most total kids entering the Saucony “Run For Good” Fun Runs. Children must be 12 years or under to be included in the school totals making a particular school eligible for grant money. Children 12 years and under entering the 5K race are also eligible for inclusion. Children older than 12 are not eligible to participate in the Saucony grant program.