FAQs

Can I run with my stroller?

Nope. Strollers (and kids in strollers) are unpredictable. So are runners. And parts of the course are very tight. So, for everyone's safety, line up in the "Walkers/Stollers" wave, relax and enjoy the walk.

Can I run the 1 mile with my family after I run the 4 mile?
Yes! We just ask that you only take your 4 mile medal and NOT the 1 mile medal as well. We order medals according to entries, not how many times you go thru the finish.

Is the 1 mile chip-timed?
No.

Can I spend the day at the Zoo after my race?
Yes! And we strongly encourage all participants to visit our featured species afterwards and let them know you support them! Your race bib is your entry.

Do you have a bag drop?
No. Please plan to either leave extra things in your car (and lock it!) or carry it with you for the race.

Do you have a lost and found?
No. Sometimes, things find their way to our t-shirt vendor in the expo area. But your best bet is to check the Kansas City Zoo lost and found (office) after the race.

Can I exchange my shirt for a different size?
Only after the race. Our t-shirt vendor in the expo area has all the left over shirts and will be happy to swap them out for what's available.

How much time should I allow myself to get to the start line?
• If you picked up your packet the day before, then allow yourself 30-40 minutes (at least) to park, potty and line up.
• If you are picking up your packet or registering on race morning, allow yourself a minimum of 1 hour. You will need this extra time to park, pick up your packet, return anything to your car and walk to the start line. This could add up to an extra 1.5 miles of walking before you even start the race! 
• If you have kids, add 15 minutes to the above times. You know how that goes.
• Lines can be long. We do our best to get everyone thru the lines as fast as possible!