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25th Annual Throo the Zoo 5K presented by Norton Audubon Hospital

May 12, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 10:00 am

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Dash on over to the Zoo to take part in Louisville’s only road race that doesn’t just go around the Zoo but actually “Throo” the Zoo. Enjoy an early morning adventure where you watch the Zoo wake up! All of the proceeds from Throo the Zoo 5K help to support the Zoo’s mission to “better the bond between people and our planet.” This year is the 25th Anniversary of the Throo the Zoo 5k! To celebrate 25 years running this fun family event where runners get the opportunity to race, run, or walk through the Louisville Zoo all finishers will receive commemorative medal.


Click here to see the Race Map
*Please note, 5k route is subject to change due to ongoing facilities and exhibit renovations.

Advance Registration — Prices increase on April 7!
Online registration available now. Click here for more details and in person registration information. Race fee includes a finisher’s medal, commemorative t-shirt, post-race refreshments, door prizes and FREE Zoo admission for the day.

Pre-Race Party — Whole Foods located at 4944 Shelbyville Rd.
Join us on May 11 at Whole Foods to pick up your race packet, t-shirt, and enjoy some great store savings from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m. Whole Foods will offer special beer tastings and samplings from 5 – 7 p.m. during the party.

Costume Contest

Sponsored by Swag’s Sports Shoes. 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.

Team Registration
Gather all your friends, family and coworkers to compete as a
team. Receive awards in various categories.

New for 2018: Virtual Race Option
Can’t attend this year’s event in person? Don’t worry, you can still support the Throo the Zoo by participating in our Virtual 5k. Registrants will receive a finisher’s medal and the opportunity to purchase a race shirt for an additional price. For more information, please see our registration page.

Click here to register!

Additional Support



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May 12, 2018
8:00 am - 10:00 am
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Louisville Zoo
1100 Trevilian Way
Louisville, KY 40213 United States
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