Where is it: Heaps of different zoos
What’s it all about: A fundraising fun run to raise money and awareness for wildlife conservation projects.
How can I join in: Have a look out for the next Zoo Run at your closest zoo!
Tell me more: The Zoo Run is a really fun fundraising event. You can register for a 5 or 2 km fun run and all of the registration fee goes to the wildlife conservation. We went along to the run at Sea World at the Gold Coast, and it was heaps of fun! The run takes you through the whole park well before opening time, and for the cost of registration you get full access to the park, including 1 hour exclusive for the Zoo runners! The run itself was really nice - running through the park past all the attractions, so it was really good for us first-timers to Sea World as it gave us a good understanding of the park! We got to run past the Creatures from the Deep exhibit - some giant animatronic sea monsters - some real and some not so real, but the kids were not too sure about them and didn't want to get too close!
The track also took us past the ray tank, the sharks, dolphins and seals! We got a pretty good look at all of Sea World before we had even started - it was almost disappointing when we made it to the finish line, it certainly was a fun run! There were heaps of great costumes too - our little Crabby Fish team even managed to pick up a prize (thanks Zoo Run and Ginger Sports!)! We eventually recovered from our 2 km run (our team did more walking than running) and then we had a full day of fun at Sea World - this was a really great event and for a great cause as well, we will certainly be back again for more Zoo Runs in the future!
Our day at Sea World after the Zoo Run:
Brisbane Family Explorers