APRIL 3, 2021 


It is with great sadness to report the 2020 Philly Rabbit Run has been deferred to next year. The Corona virus has impacted the Philadelphia area and our City government has compelled all events of this size to be canceled.  We have been in contact with the Philadelphia Zoo and have booked Saturday April 3, 2021 for the 2021 Philly Rabbit Run. If you have already registered for this event it will be deferred to next year.

We look forward to seeing you at 2021 Philly Rabbit Run. Stay safe and in good health.


Sat. April 11, 2020

at the nation's oldest zoo...
the Philadelphia Zoo! 

 Lions, tigers & a cure, oh my!   
Run wild at the zoo!
Lions, tigers & a cure...oh my.
Enjoy a unique experience, the day before Easter, at the nation's oldest Zoo while helping to free the world of Parkinson’s disease.  Join Shake It Off, Inc. for their 7th Annual Philly Rabbit Run 5k/1m run or walk.

Start and finish at the zoo. Participants will enjoy an extraordinary opportunity to run inside the zoo’s 42 acres of lush gardens with more than 1200 rare/endangered animals from around the world before it is open to the public. 

Rabbit Race Perks

  • Your entry fee includes admission to the Zoo after the run or walk for the whole day! (Wow, that's a value up to $24)
  • Free T-shirt while supplies last.
  • As a special bonus, free rabbit ears while supplies last.
  • Awesome post event party with food, drink, live music and special appearances!
  • Top 1, 2, 3 finisher Medals.
  • Prize for the top fundraiser. Also, if you raise $250, your registration fee is refunded...that's a win-win.
  • This is a USATF Certified and chip-timed run.

Also, parking is available in the zoo garage for an additional fee. Strollers are welcomed. Spectators can buy a ticket to the zoo at a reduced rate the day of the event to cheer you on and also enjoy the zoo afterwards.

2020 Registration Fees                                                                               Register Now
5K run/walk:     $45.00 Ages 11 years old and up until 4/1/20* 
Kids run/walk:  $25.00 Ages 2-10 years old *
Baby bunnies:   Free Ages under 2 years of age *
Spectator:          $20.00 Includes admission to the zoo
*admission includes zoo admission for the whole day (Wow! That's a $19-23 value), free t-shirt** (you can show your support for fighting Parkinson's), free rabbit ears** (so you can be 'quick like a bunny'), and the best post event party this side of Peter Rabbit's garden!
**while supplies last 
Be a Rabbit Ambassador
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 Prize. Become a Rabbit Ambassador (kind of like a Team Captain but only warmer & fuzzier) and form a Team. First place prize for the Rabbit Ambassador (aka Team Captain) who recruits the most Rabbit Runners!

Rabbit Reviews

What do the critics say about the Philly Rabbit Run?   
2016:  Fun runs to get you moving  http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/things_to_do/From-the-Color-Run-to-Tough-Mudder-21-obstacle-courses-and-fun-runs-to-get-you-moving.html
2016:  6 Spring 5Ks Guaranteed to Win Over Even the Biggest Running Haters
Read more at http://www.phillymag.com/be-well-philly/2016/02/08/spring-5ks-philadelphia/
2015:  Toms of Maine’s wrote in their blog, “Great Spring Road Races to Kick Off Running Season”, Phillymag.com’s stated “1 of 10 Spring 5K’s to Keep on your Radar” and in “6 Easter Weekend Festivities in Philly”.

2020 Event De'tails' and Schedule
Pre-package Pick Up TBD
6:45 AM-Race Day Registration opens at the Zoo Balloon courtyard.

7:45AM-5k run begins and 1 Mile walk begins after the run at approximately 8:15am.

9:00AM Post race party and Awards begin.

10:00AM Zoo opens to the public and you are welcomed to enjoy the whole day at one of the nations oldest zoo. Bring the family to help cheer you on and stay for a visit at the zoo. The Philadelphia zoo is a must see. Last year, with the mild temps, the lions and tigers were out in the overhead 360 Animal Exploration Trail walk-way watching every-bunny go by and the ABC Zoo Balloon was up. Don't miss out this fun spring event that kicks off Parkinson's Awareness Month in April. For more info about the zoo go to http://www.philadelphiazoo.org/ 

Space is limited.  Due to overwhelming demand, this year we will have a pre-race Package pick-up.  More information to come.

This is a rain or shine event.  No refunds.

If space allows, there will be walk-up registration the day of the race.

Parking is available in the zoo garage for an additional fee.

This is a USATF certified course and will be chip timed for runners.

Commemorative award medals to top male and female winners in each age group: 10 & under; 11-15; 16-19; 20-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60-69; 70 & over 



Results from 2019 click here or go to Second Wind Timing! 

Results from 2018 click here
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