St. John Zoo 5K, 10K Run Returns

The 48th annual St. John ZooRun at the Tulsa Zoo is slated for Saturday, Oct. 7. Tulsa’s family-friendly race features a 5K and 10K, plus the St. John 1-mile Fun Run.
Until 10 a.m., family members of participants can enter the zoo for free to cheer on runners at the finish line. After the race, participants can enjoy this year’s hospitality area with St. John family activities, face painting, Jupiter jumps and more.

For 48 years, the St. John ZooRun has benefited the Tulsa Zoo. Proceeds from this year’s event will benefit the Building Beyond Your Wildest Dreams capital campaign, funding exhibits like the newly opened Lost Kingdom exhibit complex.

The annual run event would not be possible without generous sponsors, including Title Sponsor: St. John Health System; Packet Pick-Up Sponsor: New Balance Tulsa; Individual Sponsors: Becco Contractors, Linda Brown – Real Estate, Nabholz and Robert E. Patterson; Water Stop Sponsor: Admiral Express. Hospitality Sponsors: Brookside Nutrition, Java Dave’s Coffee, Nothing Bundt Cakes, Panera Bread, Taste of the Wild Catering, The Donut Hole, Whole Foods Market.

Information for Runners
Whether participants are a strolling tortoise or a racing hare, there is a pace for all at this event. The St. John 1-mile Fun Run begins at 8 a.m., the 5K begins at 8:30 a.m. and the 10K begins at 9 a.m. Registration before Oct. 1 is $30 for the 5k and 10k, $25 for the St. John Fun Run. Sept. 29 is the last day to pre-register to be guaranteed a t-shirt.

The 5K and 10K races are certified by Track & Field. The longer race courses go through Mohawk Park and end inside of the Tulsa Zoo. The St. John Fun Run takes place entirely on zoo grounds.

For the safety of the runners, the gates to Mohawk Park will close at 8:20 a.m. but will re-open to the general public at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7. For more information, visit or contact the zoo at 918-669-6602.

Updated 10-01-2017

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