Fundraising is our fun and new way of giving you the ability to invite your community of friends and family into the Zoo Run family!



Within the registration process, join us in supporting the Kansas City Zoo’s Conservation efforts by donating.



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You may run virtually anytime between 8/1 and 9/23

Sign up for the Virtual option


SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd 8:30am – 4-Mile Timed event
9:45am – 1 Mile Fun Run

Sign up for the In Person Event


We are excited to celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Kansas City Zoo Run, “Run for the Sea Otters.” We feature a different species each year and in 2023, we offer a 4-Mile timed run/walk event as well as a 1-Mile Family Fun Run. We started our first ever Fundraising Campaign in 2020 in addition to the portions of proceeds we raise each year going to the Kansas City Zoo’s Conservation efforts. Last year, we raised over $34,000.


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:• Custom designed featured Sea Otter t-shirt
• Custom Sea Otter finisher's medal
• Free race-day entry into the zoo

*** Both virtual and in-person participants receive the above items

Participants receive:


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