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January 19, 2022

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Zoo Run Run is Moving to Your Street

Due to the ongoing pandemic, Zoo Run Run is going virtual this winter. Grab your family, a friend, or your pup, and run wild in your neighborhood to kickoff 2021!

Nashville Zoo's annual Zoo Run Run is now taking place much closer to home.

Thanks to the pandemic, the Zoo's popular 5K event will be taking place, virtually, on the streets, sidewalks and pathways of Nashville. All contestants are asked to complete the run on their own between Jan 31 and Feb 6.

All 5K participants will receive a Zoo Run Run 2021 long-sleeve t-shirt, digital bib, and finisher's certificate. The Zoo is also offering a one-mile fun run with participants receiving a finisher's certificate.

There are several opportunities for participants to win prizes. Runners are able to choose an optional, certified timed run to compete in three categories including overall time, Masters 40+, and Grandmasters 60+. The Zoo will continue its customary costume contest where runners can upload their photos to the registration page to join the social media contest in two categories: individual and family/group. Additionally, participants can compete in a fundraiser for the Zoo by sharing their registration with family and friends.

Winners of all contests will receive a behind-the-scenes tour for two (1st place), dual membership (2nd place), or a 4-pack of Zoo admission tickets (3rd place). Proceeds from the Zoo Run Run will help fund the Zoo's mission and ongoing efforts in environmental conservation and education.

Registration for Zoo Run Run 2021 is $40 with an additional $2 option for the timed run. The one-mile fun run is $10. More information and registration can be found online at

About the Author

Michael Aldrich

Michael Aldrich is Nashville Parent's Managing and Entertainment Editor and a Middle Tennessee arts writer. He and his wife, Alison, are the proud parents of 18-month-old Ezra.