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If you are passionate about animals, the natural world and fitness, then Zoo Move and Groove is the event for you!  

Join the Phoenix Zoo for an entire day that celebrates getting healthy and staying fit...with an animal twist!  

There will be a timed 5K race for runners and a 1 mile leisure loop for families/walkers.

Admission into the Zoo is included with your registration.  After the race, enjoy animal yoga, Zoo-robics and more at the fit festival inside the Zoo!

Ages 2 and under are FREE to participate*

Be sure to register early to save!  Pricing increases to $45 on race day.

*All participants with paid registration receive a shirt.  If you would like to purchase an additional shirt, please do so during the registration process.   

For a donation of $10 with proceeds benefiting the Asian elephants, you will receive a commemorative race medal, which will be given out at the Finish Line.

Registration fees

5K Closed

    1. $30.00
      Dec 1 - Feb 2
    2. $35.00
      Feb 3 - Mar 9

1 Mile Run/Walk Closed

    1. $30.00
      Dec 1 - Feb 2
    2. $35.00
      Feb 3 - Mar 9

Mail-in Registration Form

To register by mail please complete and return our Mail-in Registration Form!  Please make checks payable to StartLine Racing.

What You Get!

  • Custom Event Dri-Fit Tech shirt for ALL registered participants
  • Admission ticket into the Phoenix Zoo. Enjoy the Fit Festival inside the Zoo on race day.  All festival activities are included.  Click HERE for more information.

  • Pre- and Post-Race Party/Breakfast

  • Option to donate $10 to receive commemorative race medal featuring the Asian elephant.  Finisher medals are not included with standard registration fee.
  • Real Time Results and Photos on our Website or Mobile App (on Apple and Google)

  • Course set/marked by StartLine Racing to maximize your experience!

  • Top three runners (for competitive 5K) - Prizes

    • #1 Male/Female – $50 Sole Sports gift certificate, Phoenix Zoo membership for four (4) people and Asian elephant plush 
    • #2 Male/Female – $25 Sole Sports gift certificate, four (4) daytime admission passes to the Phoenix Zoo and your choice of two Zoo shirts and tumblers
    • #3 Male/Female – $25 Sole Sports gift certificate, two (2) daytime admission passes to the Phoenix Zoo and a Zoo shirt and tumbler

2018 Fundraising Campaign Details

Put your best trunk forward and help the Phoenix Zoo expand the Asian elephants’ habitat.  After you register for the race, be sure to send your personal fundraising link to all your family and friends. It can be completely customized by you.     

The Prizes for the Top Three Overall Fundraisers

All donations must be received by March 9 at 5 p.m.  The minimum fundraising level to be considered for the top three fundraising prizes is $500 (not including racing fees). 

  • Top Overall Fundraiser 
    • Behind the Scenes tour with elephants for up to six (6) guests - includes admission to the Zoo 
    • One (1) Asian elephant plush 
    • $50 Sole Sports gift certificate
  • #2 Fundraiser 
    • Four (4) daytime admission passes to the Phoenix Zoo
    • Four (4) Dinosaurs in the Desert exhibit admission passes- good through 4/30/2018
    • One (1) Asian elephant plush 
    • $50 Sole Sports gift certificate
  • #3 Fundraiser
    • Four (4) daytime admission passes to the Phoenix Zoo
    • Four (4) Dinosaurs in the Desert exhibit admission passes- good through 4/30/2018
    • One (1) Asian elephant plush
  • Any Zoo Move & Groove donor of $500 or more, will receive one (1) Asian elephant plush.

Race Day Information

  • Race Day Registration will be available beginning at 7:00am at Papago Park (map).

    • We accept cash, check, and credit cards on race day

  • Cost of registration on race day will be:

    • 5K/1 Mile - $45

    • Ages 2 and under are FREE!  Please note only paying participants receive an event shirt.  You may purchase additional shirts during the registration process.
  • Please NO pets

  • We welcome wheelchairs, strollers & wagons.

  • No roller blades, skateboards or motorized devices are allowed on the run or walk courses.

  • Check-in and the start/finish line will take place at Gate 2, which is located near the main ticket office to the Zoo.

  • Due to the proximity of the parking lot to the start/finish area, there will be no bag check for this event.

Course Maps



1 Mile


Packet Pick-Up Opportunities

  • Friday March 9 2018 from 3:00 - 6:00pm at Sole Sports Tempe (map).
    • Sole Sports is located at 1006 E Warner Rd #104, Tempe, AZ 85284
  • Saturday March 11 2017 at Papago Park (race location) beginning at 7:00am.

Top Donors

# Name Amount
1 Anonymous $100.00
3 Amy Corriveau $100.00
4 Reed VanderSlik $100.00
5 Natalie Higgins $100.00

Top Fundraisers


Steve Smith





Paul Rossi










Natalie Higgins

Raised: $100.00


Amy Corriveau

Raised: $100.00

Event Schedule

  • March 9 3:00 PM - Packet Pick-up at Sole Sports Tempe 3-6pm

  • March 10 7:00 AM - Race Day Packet Pick-up and Registration Opens

  • March 10 8:00 AM - 5K Begins

  • March 10 8:15 AM - 1 Mile Begins

  • March 10 8:45 AM - Award Ceremony Begins (approx)

Contact Information

Event Location

Papago Park, North Galvin Parkway, Phoenix, AZ, United States

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