Lions, Tigers and a Cure? Oh My!


The de'tails'

Make tracks to the Philadelphia Zoo and run wild at the 7th annual 5k or 1 mile run/walk to help shake off Parkinson's disease. The Philly Rabbit Run is Shake It Off’s largest fundraiser.  In only five years, the event has grown every year attracting over 1,000 participants and has been touted as one of the area’s fastest growing Easter tradition.  Enjoy a wildly-unique experience at the nation's oldest zoo before it's open to the public.  The run starts inside the zoo weaving through the 42 acres of lush gardens with more than 1200 rare/endangered animals from around the world.  The net proceeds from the run supports Parkinson's patients live a higher quality of life through exercise and funding Parkinson's research.​​  


The Philadelphia Zoo
3400 Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Saturday, April 11, 2020



*All 5k/1m Participants will receive bunny ears, t-shirt, & goody bag while supplies last.
Awesome post event party with live music, food, drinks, vendors and special appearances.

**Raise $250 or more and get your registration fee reimbursed.


Start and finish at the beautiful grounds of the Philadelphia Zoo before it is open to the public.  This is a mostly flat, chipped timed Course with one lap inside the Zoo and along the surrounding city sidewalks. Due to the volume of participants, this year the walkers will begin 30 minutes after the start of the 5K.  Walkers will begin after the runners.

Strollers are welcomed, children under 2 years old are free, but furbabies must stay at home. Special rate for children 2-10 years old.

Spectator tickets will be available at a discount on the day of the event which will include admission to the zoo for the whole day.  

Parkinson's isn't going to cure itself. Help us kick off Parkinson's Awareness Month (its coming up in April) by "Fun Raising". Top fundraiser wins an awesome Award. Our goal this year is to raise $100,000 to fund research for Parkinson's disease.

Bonus: For those who successfully raise at least $250 on line before the race are reimbursed their registration fee! It's a win-win!

Become a Rabbit Ambassador (kind of like a Team Captain but only warmer & fuzzier) and form a Team.

This event is hosted by Shake It Off, Inc. for Parkinson's research.  It is a 501(c)3 non-profit which promotes exercise therapies for people with Parkinson's disease while funding research. Shake It Off, Inc. is a proud member of the Michael J. Fox Foundation TEAMFOX .  For more information go to  

We strongly encourage carpooling or taking public transportation.  However, there is regular zoo parking for a fee of $16. You can park at the Tiger Parking Lot and the Parking Garage which will charge a fee.  Please visit the for additional information.


2019 Race Results here!


There are no refunds as this is a charity event.  The event will go on rain or shine.  The organizers reserve the right to cancel the event due to inclement weather.  Please follow us on Facebook for up to date information.


Note:  Inclement Weather Policy

No refunds will be given due to inclement weather.

The safety of our athletes and volunteers is our primary concern. In the event of inclement weather, the race will continue under the following circumstances:

Rain – The event will NOT be cancelled due to rain alone.

Lightning – If lightning is seen or thunder is heard, the event will be postponed for a minimum of 20 minutes until no signs of the storm are present. Participants should seek shelter in their vehicles or a nearby building if available. If lightning continues 20 minutes after the schedules event start, the race will be subject to cancellation.