LAFAYETTE – The 17th Annual Zoo Run Run 5K run/walk is quickly approaching. Columbian Park Zoo is busy preparing for the event and issuing a call for participants and volunteers. The race will be held Saturday, July 20 at 8:00 a.m. Race day activities begin at 6:00 a.m. and are expected to conclude by 11:00 a.m.

The race route, which begins inside Columbian Park near the Zoo, will require closures of residential intersections along Scott Street and within the neighborhood between Columbian Park and Earl Avenue between 7:30 a.m. and 9:30 a.m.

Online registration is available now through Friday, July 19 at . After July 19, those still wanting to participate can register in-person from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at the Zoo’s front entrance on Friday, July 19 and on race day morning from 6:30 a.m. until 7:15 a.m.

Participants receive a free donut, provided by MaryLou Donuts, as well as a race day t-shirt provided by Freckles Graphics Inc. Registration is $25 and day-of-race registration is $35. Other race day activities include vendor booths, zoo animal meet and greets, door prizes and giveaways. Bring the whole family and enjoy a great morning of fun and fitness at Columbian Park Zoo!

Come out, volunteer, and support the Zoo. If you would like to volunteer for the 17th Annual Zoo Run Run, please call (765) 807-1558 or sign up at Volunteers will also receive a free donut from Mary Lou Donuts and a Zoo Run Run t-shirt.

For more information, visit or call (765) 807-1540.