Red, White and Zoo 5K Fun Run

Red white and Zoo

Date: July 3rd

5:00 p.m. – Race Day Registration / Pick-Up
6:30 p.m. – 5k Zoo Race
6:45 p.m. – Kid’s Races
7:35 p.m. – Awards Ceremony

Register Online

This event is rain or shine.

Weather Information

We have been closely monitoring the predicted weather for this evening’s event and have been watching the hour-to-hour Doppler forecast in order to determine the best course of action—we have decided to proceed as planned with regard to the run and walk.  However, to err on the side of caution and ensure the safety of our guests, the race coordinators may have to make last-minute adjustments to the race course or start times of the event (but please plan on arriving at your originally scheduled time). In addition, the Zoo has also designated specific venues on campus should storms become severe. 
Thank you again for your support of this event. All questions should be directed to Makinlee Fox, event logistics coordinator, at   

Race Information

Celebrate your freedom to run wild at the Philadelphia Zoo! Kick off the Independence Day festivities with an evening 5k fun run through America’s first zoo. Afterwards, enjoy an awards ceremony in the Big Cat Beer Garden.

Anyone is welcome to participate in the Red, White and Zoo 5K Fun Run. Prizes will be awarded for male and female categories for each ten-year age group.
Spectators are welcome to attend with the purchase of a spectator admission ticket. Anyone ages two and up is required to have a ticket.

Short-sleeve technical running shirt guaranteed to all who register by June 15th and free to all registrants while supplies last. Registration also includes free full-day entry into the Philadelphia Zoo


  • Male and female award categories
  • Top 3 overall
  • 10-year age groups

Timing and Results

Results will be posted live at the Chester County Running Store website. The disposable My Laps Bibtag system will be used to ensure quick, accurate results for all our finishers.