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The Color Run 5k Event


the color run logo       The Color Run™ 5K event, also known as "the happiest 5K on the Planet," is coming to the Oklahoma City Adventure District! And ZooFriends has been chosen as the official charity of the run, slated for Saturday, April 11, 2015!

       The Color Run™ is gaining worldwide popularity and takes place in more than 100 cities around the globe each year. The run is a unique paint race that celebrates healthiness, happiness and individuality. 

Volunteers are Key!

      As the official charity, ZooFriends will receive a donation from The Color Run for each person who registers to volunteer. ZooFriends is the 501 (c)3 non-profit organization created to support and promote the Oklahoma City Zoo and its programs in education, conservation, zoological research and recreation.

      Volunteers, 16 and older, are needed to help with event preparation, set up and clean up. Volunteer shifts go from 6 a.m. to 1 p.m. on race day. Individuals and groups are welcome--the more the merrier. Volunteer shifts available are:

  • General Race Morning:  Arriving two hours before the race to help with set up. Perfect shift for early risers!
  • Race Morning Color Zone: Agreeing to work in one of the four on-course color zones. Fun opportunity for large groups!
  • Post Race Clean Up:  You want to help, but you also want to sleep! This shift begins later and helps with clean up.


      Yes, we can count on you! The next step is to register as a charity partner volunteer by clicking here. After you register, Candice Rennels, OKC Zoo’s manager of marketing/PR, will contact you with detailed information about your role in The Color Run.

      The Oklahoma City Color Run will take place in the Adventure District, with participants starting and ending at Remington Park. Start times beginning at 9 a.m. Participants will be able to make a donation to ZooFriends when they register to volunteer or run. To learn more about The Color Run, visit

      On behalf of ZooFriends and the Oklahoma City Zoo, we appreciate your time and support. For questions or additional information about the run or volunteering, contact Candice Rennels at [email protected] or (405) 425-0298.


Thank you for giving your time and giving back to conservation!


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To sign up for the Color Run 5K, click here.

To volunteer to help, click here.

For Color Run 5K facts, click here.



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