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Throo the Zoo 5K Run/Walk 2023

November 11, 2023 @ 8:00 am



Dash on over to the Zoo to take part in Louisville’s only road race that actually goes “throo” the Zoo! Enjoy an early morning adventure where you watch as the Zoo wakes up! Join us on November 11 at 8 a.m. for one amazing Louisville Zoo experience.

Packet pick-up will take place on Friday, November 10 from noon to 6 p.m. in the bus lot at the Louisville Zoo. If you are unable to pick up your packet or have a friend/family member pick it up for you on Friday, we will have a limited packet pick-up on race morning from 6:45  until 7:45 a.m. Please plan to arrive early enough to get your bib and get to the start line on time.


Your registration fee includes a one-of-a-kind race experience, a commemorative t-shirt, unique finishers medal, post-race refreshments, entry to win door prizes, and a FREE ticket to come back and visit the Zoo at a more leisurely pace! Register today before the price goes up!

Through August 25: $30
August 26 – October 20: $35
October 21 – November 10: $40
November 11 – Race Start: $50

Race Restrictions

To ensure that the race is safe and enjoyable for all participants, we do have a few guidelines we ask that all participants abide by:

  • No pets
  • No bicycles
  • No skates
  • Strollers ARE welcome

Throo the Zoo 2018, Louisville Zoo 25th Anniversary 5k Run/Walk

Costume Contest

Let your imagination run wild and dress in your favorite animal costume! Runners with the most creative costume will receive a prize pack from our generous sponsors. It’s easy to participate:

  • Dress in costume for the run.
  • Take a photo after the race has ended before you leave.
  • The Zoo will share submissions for voting starting on Monday, November 13.

Race Map

Coming Soon


Contributing Partners: Angel’s Envy Bourbon, Belle of Louisville, City Barbeque, Heine Brothers Coffee, Kentucky Kingdom, Louisville Slugger Museum, Mark’s Feed Store, Mike’s Car Wash, Raisin’ Canes, Sauerbeck Family Drive-In, Skyline Chili, Speedwash Car Wash, The Post


November 11, 2023
8:00 am
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