Kids Roo Run Run: September 28, 2014
Get your little "joeys" moving, too! The Roo Run Run will start at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday, September 28 following the Zoo Run Run 10K and 5K Run/Walk. Kids ages 2 through 14 are eligible to participate. Participants will be able to choose from three different courses. Depending on their fitness level, Roo runners can run a quarter mile, a half mile, or a full mile. The first wave will be the full miles runners, the second wave will be the half mile runners, and the third will be the quarter mile runners.
The course will be held outside of the zoo - starting across from Vilas Park Beach on Vilas Park Drive and ending with the "joeys" running through the same finish line as the Zoo Run Run runners and walkers. Having the course outside of the Zoo will help parents find their children more easily and will be safer for all participants.
NOTE: If you are also participating in the 10K or 5K run/walk, please be sure to have a responsible adult available to accompany your child to the Roo Run Run.
Roo Run Run Frequently Asked Questions
RACE REGISTRATION RATES?
$15 and every participant will receive a cool t-shirt!
WHAT IS THE RACE DAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS?
: Race-day registration and packet pick-up
: Registration ends for Zoo Run and Roo Run
: START TIME
10K run/5K run/5K walk
(race will proceed in this order)
: Roo Run Run: 1 Mile, 1/2 Mile, 1/4 Mile (race will proceed in this order)
: Results will be posted, pick-up your award in the Main Tent (no formal awards ceremony). Awards will NOT be mailed.
: Post-race family festivities include photo opportunity with our mascot, Henry the Lion (bring your own camera) and face painting.
: Event concludes
WHERE IS WALK-UP REGISTRATION & PACKET PICK-UP?
Friday, September 26th from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday, September 27th from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Walk-up registration and per-registered race packet pick-up will be at Fleet Feet Sports, 8440 Old Sauk Road, Madison, WI 53562
Participant MAY pick up other person's packets.
WHERE IS RACE DAY REGISTRATION?
Race day registration and packet pick-up will begin promptly at 7:30 a.m. and end at exactly 8:45 a.m. in the Main Tent in the center of Henry Vilas Zoo. Please allow sufficient time to find parking and pick up your race packet.
Click here for the course map
CAN I RUN WITH MY CHILD?
If you need to run with your child please stay towards the back so you do not get in the way of other runners. This only applies to the 1/4 Mile runners; guardians should not be running in the other distances.
WHAT IS THE PARENT/CHILD REUNION AREA?
At the end of the finish line there will be a parent/child reunion area sectioned off for kids to go wait for their parents if they do not see them when they run through the finish line. Volunteers will be there to help reunite runners with their parents.
IS THE RACE TIMED?
The Roo Run Run is not timed.
WHAT ABOUT PARKING?
Please arrive early and allow time to park. Extra parking is available at Edgewood High School in the parking lot on Monroe Street and Edgewood Avenue.
Please pay attention to the weather forecast. Be prepared for any type of weather. The race will go on rain or shine. In the event of extreme or dangerous weather, the race director has the right to alter or cancel the race to keep the participants safe. If the race is altered or cancelled, there will be NO refunds.
ARE THERE ANY REFUNDS?
There are absolutely no refunds given.
WHERE WILL THE FIRST AID/MEDICAL PERSONNEL BE LOCATED?
First aid and medical personnel will be located near the finish line area.
WILL THERE BE A COSTUME CONTEST?
Yes! Dress up as your favorite zoo animal! Prizes will be given for the top three best Zoo Run Run and Roo Run Run costumes.
WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE INFORMATION?