2016 Kansas City Zoo Run
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KANSAS CITY ZOO RUN COURSE INFORMATION
 

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4 MILE INFORMATION:

4-Mile Course:

  • The 4-Mile start line is located on Starlight Drive, just East of the Meyer entrance. The racecourse will head West up around the Parks and Recreation building and head down into the Zoo. Once inside the Zoo, the course will turn RIGHT to go into Africa. Returning out of Africa, the course will proceed onto the shortcut from Africa through the KidZone area into Australia. Then, it will head back by the Polar Bear Passage, turn right by the Sea Lions, and then turn right down past the Flamingos, and turn right down the Tram road to the finish line.

Wave schedule: As the race grows to avoid congestion along the course, we have moved to 4 waves:

  • The race will start at 8:30 am for all participants.
    There are 4 waves:
    • BLUE - All runners 30 minutes or faster (sub 7:30 pace). Must include proof with entry. Blue Wave entrants will be verified.
    • GREEN - All runners consistently 30.1 - 36 minutes (7:31 - 9:00 pace) .
    • YELLOW - All runners 36.1+ minutes (9:01+ pace).
    • ORANGE - Walkers and Strollers

    Specific signing will divide each wave. If you choose to run with others, please line up according to the slower time. The entry form will ask you in which wave you would like to participate.

1 MILE INFORMATION:

1-Mile Course:

  • Strollers are allowed for WALKERS ONLY and Non-competitive wheel chairs. No running or jogging with strollers/joggers allowed. The Mile course will start across from the Elephant Overlook going straight down toward the Cheetah exhibit in Africa. It will then turn back and go through the African market, back up the hill, stay left to go up by the Elephant Overlook, then straight to the finish line.

    STROLLERS - 4 MILE AND 1 MILE:

  • If your child remains in the stroller for the entire course, there is no need to sign that child up as a participant. If your child walks any part of the course, you need to register the child as an additional participant. Keep in mind, if your child is not registered, they will not receive a t-shirt or medal.

DUE TO THE NARROW PATHS WITHIN THE ZOO, WE CANNOT ALLOW RUNNING OR JOGGING WITH STROLLERS ON THE COURSE. WE DO ALLOW STROLLERS FOR WALKERS IN BOTH THE 4 MILE AND THE 1 MILE EVENT. IF YOU ARE SIGNING UP FOR THE 4 MILE EVENT, PLEASE SIGN UP FOR THE ORANGE WAVE.

RUNNING THE 1 MILE WITH YOUR FAMILY AFTER YOU HAVE COMPLETED THE 4 MILE:

  • If you sign up for the 4 mile event, you can also participate in the 1 mile event at 9:45 am, with other 1 mile participants, as long as you are still wearing your 4 Mile bib, for no extra charge.

*4 mile medals will be given only to 4 mile participants and 1 mile medals will be given to only 1 Mile participants. NOTE: Medals will only be given to participants wearing the appropriate bib.

 
PARTICIPANT'S INSTRUCTIONS

Warm Up: No warm up will be allowed inside the Zoo. All warm up and cool down should take place outside the Zoo in Swope Park.

Participant Safety : Please note if it has rained or there is dew from the night before, some of the wooden bridges and walkways could be slippery, so please take caution. For the safety of all participants, radio headsets, roller skates, roller blades, bicycles and dogs are NOT allowed on the course, with the exception of strollers or joggers allowed for walkers in the 4 mile and the 1 mile event. If first aid is needed, contact Zoo Personnel. The Zoo Run course is like a trail run and has some narrow pathways and irregular pavement. Please make sure you stay to your right at all times, and please yield to runners who will be coming from behind.

Aid Stations: Water and sports drinks will be provided at 3 Aid Stations throughout the course. See map for specific locations.

Bibs: Please wear your bib on your front side for photos. Your bib is your Zoo ticket for the day of the event. Make sure you have it with you if you need to leave and come back.

Chip Timing : Chip timing will be used in the 4-Mile event. The stroller heat in the 4 Mile will not be timed. The 1-Mile event will not be timed.

 
 

 

 

   

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