Enjoy a morning run through the beautiful grounds of the Louisville Zoo among giraffes, monkeys, elephants and more...all in support of the little angels at our unique school. After the event, stay on the Zoo grounds to enjoy the exhibits, for no extra charge! The only 5K Run run completely inside the Louisville Zoo!
Timed 5K Run
Our unique course travels three times through the twists and turns of the Zoo, allowing the runner to enjoy a brisk autumn 5K run in the beautiful surroundings. Stay after the run to enjoy some free coffee, pastries, fruit, pizza - a full smorgasbord of food - and to hear the announcements of our race winners. Running strollers are welcome. Due to time constraints, the 5K is limited to runners, not walkers. A $35 fee includes a t-shirt, food/drinks, and admission to the zoo for the entire day.
Kid's Fun Run
After the main 5K race, we will have an untimed "Fun Run" for children 3-13, which includes one loop through the Zoo. Prizes will be given out to top winners. All participants will receive a Swag Bag and medal. The $25 fee includes an event t-shirt, food and admission to the Zoo for the day.
Not a runner but want to cheer one on? We welcome you to join us as well! Spectator tickes are $20, which includes admission to the Zoo for the day. T-shirts can be purchased for $7. Come join us in support of our unique school and cheer on our runners!
Children three and under are free to come as attendees!
T-Shirts, Food and More
All pre-registrant runners will receive a race shirt for the event and zoo entrance. Also, we like to treat our guests well- drinks, fruit, pastries, pizza and more will be available for free for all race participants and spectators.
We have a wide range of award categories including top overall male and female; top male and female in the following age groups: 13 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60 and over. Trophies and gift cards are given out for top overall male and female runner. Prizes for top runners in all categories include gift cards to places like Fleet Feet, local restaurants and more! Every runner will receive a swag bag as well.
After Thursday, 10/6/16, registration will only be available on race day. Registration will open at 7:30. Please be aware, we'll try to have extra t-shirts, but may run out if you register late. Credit cards will not be accepted the day of the race.
Immaculata Classical Academy is a private, independent classical liberal arts academy in the Catholic tradition which serves children in the Louisville area from pre-school through 12th grade. We are one of the only private schools in the region which incorporates children with special needs. Our mission is to provide children with a solid formation in the liberal arts in order to form them into men and women of character, virtue and holiness.
Event details and schedule
Race begins at 8:00am on Saturday, October 8, 2016. Registration starts at 7:30 am. The Kid's Fun Run will begin at approximately 8:45am.
Zoo memberships cannot be used to enter our event.
Parking will be free for our event.
Packet Pick Up:
Please pick up your race packet at Fleet Feet at 2239 Taylorsville Road (at Bardstown Road intersection) on Friday, October 7th, from Noon-7pm. Packets will also be available the morning of the event!
Immaculata Classical Academy