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November 12, 2022 @ 8:00 am

Thanks to everyone who joined us for this memorable 2022 Throo the Zoo 5k Run / Walk Presented by Norton Audubon Hospital. See the 2022 race results here

Dash over and join us for the 29th annual Throo the Zoo 5K run/walk. Enjoy the WILDEST 5K in town as you race “Throo” the Zoo alongside some of your favorite Zoo animals!
All participants receive a free cotton t-shirt (upgrade to a tech shirt for an additional fee), commemorative finisher medal and a ticket to the Zoo so you can return and enjoy your visit at a much slower pace.

Race Map

Virtual Race Option
Unable to make the race on November 12? You can still support your Zoo and get your run in via our Virtual 5K. We’ll even ship you a finisher medal to commemorate the occasion!

Costume Contest sponsored by Swags Sport Shoes and Norton Audubon Hospital
Let your imagination run wild and dress in your favorite animal costume! Runners with the most creative costume will receive a prize package from the Zoo and our sponsors. No advance registration is required for the costume contest. Judging will take place online after the race via social media. Just take a photo at the race, then submit it on the Zoo’s Facebook post on November 12 or on a public social media post with hashtag #throothezoo. See the rules and guidelines to enter.

Register Online Today!

Street Closings

The following streets will be impacted:

  • Illinois Avenue between Grenade Avenue and Trevilian Way will close beginning at 6:45 a.m. until approximately 8:45 a.m. Set up will begin around 4 a.m.
  • Illinois Ave. between Taylor Ave and Grenade Ave (and onward to Trevilian) will be closed from 7:30 a.m. until approximately 9:15 a.m.


Traffic flow will be different between 6:30 – 9 a.m. To help ensure a safe and efficient event, participants will be directed by staff to enter through the Zoo’s exit to park.


November 12, 2022
8:00 am
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