Enjoy a morning run through the beautiful grounds of the Louisville Zoo among giraffes, monkeys, elephants and more...all in support of the little angels at our unique school. After the event, stay on the Zoo grounds to enjoy the exhibits, for no extra charge!
Timed 5K Run
Our course travels through the twists and turns of the Zoo, allowing the runner to enjoy a brisk autumn 5K run in the beautiful surroundings. Stay after the run to enjoy some free coffee, pastries, fruit, pizza, chick-fil-a - a full smorgasbord of food - and to hear the announcements of our race winners. We will have a $10,000 raffle as well! Running strollers are welcome. Due to time constraints, the 5K is limited to runners, not walkers. A $35 fee includes a t-shirt, food/drinks, and admission to the zoo for the entire day.
Kid's Fun Run Sponsored by Chick-fil-a at Jefferson Commons
After the main 5K race, we will have an untimed "Fun Run" for children 3-12, which includes one loop through the Zoo. Prizes will be given out to top winners. All participants will receive a Swag Bag with a Chick-fila meal coupon, an attraction pass to Malibu Jacks and more. Plus a finishing medal. The $25 fee includes an event t-shirt, food and admission to the Zoo for the day.
Not a runner but want to cheer one on? We welcome you to join us as well! Spectator tickes are $15, which includes admission to the Zoo for the day. T-shirts can be purchased for $10. Come join us in support of our unique school and cheer on our runners! Plus! Hear the winner announced for the $10,000 raffle give-a-way!
Children three and under are free to come as attendees!
T-Shirts, Food and More
All pre-registrant runners will receive a race shirt for the event and zoo entrance. Also, we like to treat our guests well- drinks, fruit, pastries, pizza and more will be available for free for all race participants and spectators.
We have a wide range of award categories including top overall male and female; top male and female in the following age groups: 13 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50 and over. Trophies and gift cards are given out for top overall male and female runner. Prizes for top runners in all categories include gift cards to local restaurants & stores. Every runner will receive a swag bag as well.
After 10/18/19, registration will only be available on race day. Registration will open at 7:30. Please be aware, we'll try to have extra t-shirts, but may run out if you register late.
Immaculata Classical Academy is an independent Catholic, classical liberal arts academy which serves children in the Louisville area from pre-school through 12th grade. We are a place where all children, regardless of ability level, can experience the joy of belonging! Our mission is to provide children with a solid formation in the liberal arts in order to form them into men and women of character, virtue and holiness.
Event details and schedule
Race begins at 8:00am on Saturday, October 26, 2019. Registration starts at 7:30 am. The Kid's Fun Run will be at the conclusion of the 5K.
Zoo memberships cannot be used to enter our event.
Parking will be free for our event.
Children under 3 are free.
Packet Pick Up:
You may pick up your race packet at the school (6010 Preston Highway) on Friday, October 25th, from Noon-5pm. Packets will also be available the morning of the event!