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ZooZOOM 2019 Presented by Chase

  • 1 Safari Place Baltimore, MD, 21217 United States (map)

Whether you have the speed of a cheetah or pace of a tortoise, join The Maryland Zoo for this wildly popular Zoo “Fun-draiser” annual event. Choose from either an 8K race Presented by Chase or the 1 Mile Family Walk/ Fun Run sponsored by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield. Both courses run right through the center of the Zoo alongside the animals and feature our brand new African Journey habitats.


8K Presented by Chase - EARLY BIRD SPECIAL
$45 through August 16th at 11:59PM (Long Sleeve LIght Weight Hoodie Shirt included - youth sizes not hooded)
$50 thereafter

1 Mile Family Walk & Kids Fun Run sponsored by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield - $35 (Long Sleeve Light Weight Hoodie Shirt included - youth sizes not hooded)

1 Mile Family Walk & Kids Fun Run sponsored by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield - $22 (Long Sleeve Light Weight Hoodie T-Shirt not included)

Zoo member’s receive a discount of $5 off (please enter your zoo membership number during the registration and discount will be applied at checkout)

*There are no refunds of entry given or transfers of entry permitted for this event.


Race Date - Sunday November 17

8K Presented by Chase starts at 8:30 a.m.

Family Fun Run sponsored by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield starts at 9:30 a.m.


Friday, November 15th from 12PM-6PM
Charm City Run Baltimore Locust Point
1713 Whetstone Way, Baltimore, MD 21230

Saturday, November 16th from 12PM-5PM
Maryland Zoo Main Entrance

Race Day:
Onsite beginning at 6:30AM


  • A complimentary zoo admission pass for the day

  • Post-race food and drink

  • Chip Timing

  • Long Sleeve Light Weight Hoodie Shirt (youth sizes not hooded)



8K Presented by Chase:
First three Male and Female Overall Finishers
Top three Male and Female Finishers in the following age groups (19 and under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70 and over)

1 Mile sponsored by CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield:
Top 10 overall finishers


The course begins with a 3 mile run through Druid Hill Park and ends with 2 miles inside the Zoo. There will be two water stops on the course.

Post Race Party

  • Awards Ceremony

  • Post Race Food and Drinks

  • Zoo Animals and Ambassadors

  • Costume Contest: Dress up in your best animal costume. (Awards for men, women and children!)

Spectator Policy

Only participants with race numbers will be permitted on the Zoo grounds and in the ZooZOOM race village. If you are planning to bring people to watch you participate, they can watch you outside the main entrance, as the course travels directly past the entrance, or anywhere in Druid Hill Park. Note: there are no restrooms outside the zoo - all restrooms are inside the gate.

If you'd like spectators inside the ZooZOOM village, sign up for the family & kids walk/run ($22 per person) which will gain you access to the race and access to the zoo all day.

NOT permitted: Animals of any kind! Strollers MUST sign and additional waiver and start in the back.


All proceeds support The Maryland Zoo and its many conservation efforts.


Please review the Charm City Run Weather and Event Cancellation policy here prior to registering for this event. If you have any questions about the policy please email us at prior to registering.