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5K Run/Walk

Dart Frog Dash

Sat, May 18

Dart Frog Dash is a rain or shine event.

The Toledo Zoo’s Dart Frog Dash is fun for the whole family! It offers a competitive 5k race with prizes or a relaxed 5k walk, a Kids’ Fun Run and non-competitive Zoo For All Walk. The 5k course takes participants through the neighborhood to the west of the Zoo, through the Zoo’s Tembo Trail and ends in Main Plaza. The Kids’ Fun Run and Zoo For All Walk take place within the safety of Zoo grounds.

Admission and parking is included in registration. Participants for all races should park in the Anthony Wayne Trail lot.

Race spectators who arrive by 10 a.m. are admitted free of charge!

Group registration is available for the Dart Frog Dash and Zoo For All Walk. Contact 419-385-5721, ext 2078 to set up.

 

5k Run or Walk, 8:30 a.m.

Location: South/historic side of the Zoo

Participants receive:

  • Race bib with chip timing
  • Event T-shirt guaranteed if registered by May 5
  • Age group awards
  • End of race refreshments
  • Toledo Zoo admission and parking for the day!

Kids’ Fun Run, 9:45 a.m.

Location: within Zoo grounds, starts in front of the Aquarium

Participants receive:

  • Event T-shirt guaranteed if registered by May 5
  • Finisher ribbon
  • End of race refreshments
  • Zoo admission for the day!

Zoo For All Walk, 9 a.m.

This is a noncompetitive, accessible walk for all! The Toledo Zoo understands that some guests may require assistance/additional accommodations. Participants will experience a safe route within Zoo grounds.

Location: North side of Zoo
Check in: Polar Bear fountain in Blade Plaza

Participants receive:

  • Event T-shirt guaranteed if registered by May 5
  • Walk admission with custom race bib
  • Giraffe feed coupon (at finish line)
  • Finisher ribbon
  • Post event celebration including fruit, water & music with ASL interpretation
Accommodations for Comfort & Accessibility
  • Quiet areas
  • No music zones
  • Designated sensory area
  • Sensory bag rental available
  • Disposable ear plugs & overhead sensory headphones
  • Social story: a guide on what to expect during the event
  • Adult changing table: located in the Africa restroom
  • Assistance from volunteer athlete guides (available to assist with pushing wheelchairs & accompanying walkers, please call ahead to schedule at 419-385-5721 x. 3039)

Additional questions? Contact Toledo Zoo’s Inclusion Coordinator at 419-385-5721 x. 3039.

Do you need an athlete guide?

The Toledo Zoo values the safety of participants and recognizes that some guests may need additional support from friends or family to navigate the course safely. Therefore, we welcome athlete guides! Athlete guides will not be required to pay the registration fee, however, we do ask that you list the name of your athlete guide on your registration for the walk. Please note that athlete guides will not receive athlete swag such as a T-shirt or finisher ribbon.

Additional questions? Contact Toledo Zoo’s Inclusion Coordinator at 419-385-5721 x. 3039

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