About this event

Come and enjoy an early morning run among 1,200 rare and endangered animals from around the world at the nation's oldest zoo.  Enjoy the full experience of the zoo before it is open to the public. After the unique run/walk, you and your family can take in the lush gardens and animals for the rest of the day with your admission to the zoo.  All are welcome, runners, walkers, strollers, and kids!!!


Why sign up?

By participating in Philly Phun Run, you are directly supporting children and families living with facial differences in the Philadelphia region.

When you register a portion of the proceeds will be donated to:

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (Division of Plastic Surgery)

Your support will help Philly Phaces:

  • Provide food vouchers and refillable mug to use at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia cafeteria for our families staying for overnight surgeries

  • Provide peer-to-peer events throughout the year for families to connect with one another

  • Help us build our Peer Mentorship Program


Registration fees

$40 5k run, includes t-shirt and zoo admission.

$30 Walk for adults and kids, includes t-shirt and zoo admission.

You must be registered by 10/8 online and postmarked 10/1 by mail to be guaranteed a t-shirt size.

$25 *Spectator Pass is available.  Zoo admission on day of the event only.

* Bring your family and friends to cheer you on!!!  Spectators are welcome but will be required to purchase a zoo admission ticket. If you do not have a ticket, you will not be granted access into the zoo to watch the run/walk.

Discounted spectator pass tickets can be pre-purchased online and available the day of the event for $20.  Tickets provide full zoo access before, during, and after the event on the day of the event.  T-shirts will be available to purchase. Children under 2 are free.

** Sorry, no pets.



Event and details

When: Saturday, November 5, 2016.  Stay tuned for 2017 race details!

Rain Or Shine

7:00 AM

 Check-in and packet pickup for pre-registered runners/walkers. Walk-up registration closes at 8:00 AM.

8:15 AM

5k start time

8:30 AM

1 mile walk start

9:30 AM

Closing ceremony

Post-Race Phamily Phun

Free admission to the Philadelphia Zoo ($20 value) is included in your race registration. Please stay and enjoy the fun!

Want to be an event sponsor?  Have any questions?

Contact: phunrun@phillyphaces.org