Zoo Move and Groove 5K and Festival

Grab the family and trek to the Phoenix Zoo for a day of moving and grooving for the tigers!

Saturday, March 9th the Phoenix Zoo invites you to participate in their 3rd annual Zoo Move and Groove 5K Run/Walk and Fun-Fit Festival all to benefit the Phoenix Zoo and the Tiger Conservation Campaign.

This general admission event will feature a wide variety of vendors for guests to experience and enjoy that promote getting healthy and staying fit. Those that are entered into the 5K receive free admission into the park.

8:00 a.m.         Timed 5K Run/Walk
8:10 a.m.         One-Mile Leisure Loop

Fun-Fit Festival

Event activities will include:


  • Bounce Zone! Bounce your way to fun & fitness with these inflatables.
  • Dance and Fitness Classes (Zoomba – Belly Dance – Pound Fit – Latin Dance) and learn some new moves and enjoy multi-cultural music in these 15-minute family-friendly classes.
  • Party with Big Red of the Arizona Cardinals | 10 – 11 a.m.
  • Lakeside Tent and Savanna Park for sponsor fun, fitness activities, nutrition info and more.
  • Booths in attendance will be: arizonamilk.org, KIND, Future for Kids, Dignity Kids


  • Free Face Painting
  • Teddy Bear Clinic – Bring your own teddy bear or plush toy for a “check-up” and learn about the health and wellbeing of our Phoenix Zoo animals.
  • Xtreme Laser Tag Maze – Run, jump, tag… you’re it!
  • PlayArtYoga – Kids learn to relax and be mindful through the practice of art and yoga.


Get moving and test your fitness at designated Wild Walk stations that simulate animal movement. Finish the activity and win a prize!

ANIMAL DISCOVERIES­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

  • Critter Fitness at the Enchanted Forest Amphitheater | 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
  • Special Animal Appearances | 9:30 a.m. |10:30 a.m. | 11:30 a.m. | 12:30 p.m.


Enjoy as our own animals get special Zoo Move & Groove treats and activities!

  • 9:30 a.m. | AZ Aviary: Birds and Prairie Dogs (AZ Trail)
  • 9:45 a.m. | California Condor (AZ Trail)
  • 10 a.m. | White-nosed Coati (AZ Trail)
  • 10:30 a.m. | Gerenuk (Africa Trail)
  • 11:15 a.m. | Monkey Village (Tropics Trail)
  • 11:45 a.m. | Rhea (Tropics Trail)
  • Noon | Chilean Flamingo (Tropics Trail)
  • 12:30 p.m. | Jaguar (Tropics Trail)

Individual and team registration is open now at phoenixzoo.org or by calling 602-914-4333. To learn more about the event, click here.

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