Is there a registration fee?
Registering for the Walk is free! But each individual walker MUST raise $50 in order to participate in the walk; or your team needs to raise enough as a whole to cover each walker signed up ($50 x Number of Walkers on your team = Total fundraising dollars needed). Children under the age of 12 are free.
Can I sign up a team, as a team member, or as an individual?
Yes, you can register as an individual, form your own team, or join an existing team. We encourage people to sign up as a team, as this seems to be more fun from what we’ve gathered in the past, but we welcome individual walkers.
Can I register multiple walkers?
What if my team as a whole has raised enough money to cover the $50 per walker, does each individual walker on my team still have to raise $50?
No, each walker can raise $50 or your team as a whole may raise enough to cover all walkers.
What time does the walk start?
The 5K walk begins at 8:00am. Please allow yourself ample time to park, visit the registration table if necessary, and walk to the start line. We recommend arriving no later than 7:45am.
Where do I park?
Parking will be available free of charge in the Houston Zoo parking lot (6200 Herman Park Drive Houston, TX 77030).
Where is packet pickup?
A. Prior to the race, packets with race information, race number, ticket, wristband and t-shirt can be picked up on Thursday, April 27th from 3-7pm and Friday, April 28 from 7am-12pm at Randalls on Weslayan at Bissonnet (5586 Weslayan St, Houston, TX 77005). To avoid the registration line, you MUST bring your wristband and ticket the day of the race. Please do NOT forget these items as this is your entry into the event.
B. If you have not picked up your packet before the walk, please visit the registration tables located right outside the Houston Zoo main entrance.
Are strollers, wheelchairs, and pets allowed?
A. Strollers and wheelchairs are allowed.
B. Pets are not allowed at this event. Service animals are permitted.
C. Bicycles and Tricycles are not allowed, but strollers and wagons are welcome.
What if it is raining?
Event takes place rain or shine unless zoo determines it is unsafe to walk, and thank you for your donation!
What happens after the race?
After the race there is a Post-Walk Party at the Masihara Pavillion inside the Zoo until 10:30am. Food and drink will be provided. Entertainment includes live music, animal shows, face painting and other various activities. Participants are welcome to stay and visit the Zoo exhibits free of charge following the Post-Walk Party.