Lions, Tigers and a Cure? Oh My!

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Make tracks to the Philadelphia Zoo and run wild at the 6th 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 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 research.​​  

The Philadelphia Zoo
3400 Girard Avenue
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Saturday, April 20, 2019

6:45 am Gates Open for Registration
7:45 am 5K race begins

8:05 am 1 mile walk begins


$42 Early bunny registration for Runners & Walkers over 11 years old* **
$47 After April 1, 2019* **
$25 For little rabbits 2-10 years old*
FREE for baby bunnies under 2 years old

$18 For Spectators, available the day of the event.

*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 20 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.

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!

For more information on Parkinson's go to  

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. You can park at the Tiger Parking Lot and the Parking Garage which will charge a fee.  Please visit the for additional information.


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.