Ready, Set...Rawr! Phoenix Zoo to Host Zoo Move & Groove 5K!

The Phoenix Zoo’s Annual 5K is Going to be Positively Prehistoric!

By Sponsored Content January 13, 2023

Ready, Set...Rawr! Phoenix Zoo to Host Zoo Move & Groove 5K Through ZooLights!  

The Phoenix Zoo’s Annual 5K is Going to be Positively Prehistoric!

The Phoenix Zoo will host their annual 5K run, through ZooLights! Zoo Move & Groove was forever a daytime fundraising walk/run, but this will be the second year in a row that participants will enjoy a nighttime event through ZooLights!  Proceeds from this fundraising event will go towards the non-profit Zoo’s local conservation efforts for species such as black-footed ferret, Mt. Graham red squirrel and the Chiricahua leopard frog but will also help care for the thousands of animals who call the Zoo home.  

WHEN: Saturday, January 21, 2023, Race begins at 5:30 p.m.  ZooLights for participants/spectators is 6 – 10 p.m.  

REGISTRATION FOR THE 5K:  Online registration is $50 Event Day pricing is $60 Included with race registration* is a commemorative shirt, admission into exclusive ZooLights night immediately following the race, Dinosaurs in the Desert, raffle ticket(s), kettle corn & cocoa, and a “glow” necklace/bracelet.   


• Meet some of the Zoo’s animal ambassadors 

• Enjoy Dinosaurs in the Desert 

• Two animal shows at the Doornbos Discovery Amphitheater 7:15 & 8 p.m.  

• Desert Raptors Vehicles 

• Dino Crew Entertainment 

• Carousel* 

• Camel rides* * Extra fee applies 



• Guests will receive two raffle tickets attached to their race bib. Guests will put their tickets in the raffle box.

• Winners do not have to be present to win.  

• Winners will not be chosen the night of the race. Winners will be chosen at random and posted on the website as well as emailed on Monday, January 23, 2023.  


• Overall times will be available on screens near the Finish Line. 

• The top five overall finishers will receive awards. 

• Awards will be announced and posted at the Finish Line


Standard (12/3 – 1/20): $50*

Event Day Pricing: $60*

Hibernate at Home: $30*

Add commemorative medal: $15*

Additional shirt: $15

Spectators (ZooLights Admission only): $20
Available at ticket booths on race day only.

*Medal not included with registration. Support our conservation efforts with the purchase of a $15 medal.

Children 2 & under are FREE (only paying athletes will receive shirt and food/beverage)