Ele-fun Run

Stretch out your hooves and get ready for the Ele-fun Run 5k! This fundraising event put on by the Topeka Zoo Youth Advisory Council will take place on the behind the scenes Trail at the Zoo, August 5th, 2017.

WHEN:  Aug 5th, 2017

7:00-7:45 am   Registration

8:00                   Run Begins

9:00                    Zoo Opens

COST:  $20 for early bird registration (ending July 22nd)
$25 after July 22nd
(Regular admission fees apply to non runners)

WHAT IS INCLUDED?: Runners will receive a water bottle, drawstring bag, Zoo admission, and a fun filled day.

IS IT A NORMAL RACE? During the race, runners can be sprayed with water to keep cool, or enjoy the giant slip-n-slide in the middle of the race. Lava Yoga will be doing a cool down after the race, where participants can learn some fun animal poses. After the zoo opens, some of the animals will receive fun enrichment like ice cubes and bubbles.

WHO CAN RACE?:  Anybody! Walkers and strollers are welcome. If you don’t want to complete the entire course, each lap is about 3/4 of a mile and is perfect for younger participants.

IS THE COURSE PAVED?: Much of the course is paved, but not all of it. There are uneven stretches. Runners must sign a waiver prior to participation.

WILL PRIZES BE AWARDED?: A few of the top runners will receive a medal.

CAN WE SPONSOR?: You can contact Jared Bednar at jaredb@fotz.org if they have questions regarding sponsorship for this event or the Topeka Zoo Youth Council.

WHAT DOES THIS SUPPORT?: The Topeka Zoo Youth Council was formed in the fall of 2015. Currently, we have 13 members in grades 9-12 throughout Topeka. Our council is passionate about conservation, environmental education, health/fitness, and, of course, fun! Proceeds from the Ele-fun Run will help the council in their mission of engaging local teens with these values, and bringing more youth out to eh Topeka Zoo and Conservation Center.

WHO CAN JOIN THE YOUTH COUNCIL?: We accept applicants between the second semester of 8th grade through 12th grade. Visit http://topekazoo.org/support/youth-advisory/ for more information.

Event Sponsors

Sunda Level

Judy Hafner's State Farm Insurance Agency


Probasco & Associates


Cora Level

Kansas Sand and Concrete


Darin W. Loewen D.D.S.


Tembo Level

Stacy K Fitch O.D. P.A.

J & K Awards

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