Technology for Zoo Runs…

RunSignup makes registration for Zoo Runs easy, sure. But we’re also here with free technology to help you manage your event business and race operations from conception to execution. All Zoo events include:


Make it simple for participants to register in minutes with a dynamic, mobile-friendly, and customizable registration platform.

Marketing Tools

Take advantage of free marketing tools including email and websites as well as built-in referral programs, incentive-base pricing setups, and social sharing settings.


Raise more for your nonprofit, charity partner, or multiple charity partners with integrated donations and fundraising tools.


Streamline your RaceDay operations with flexible bib assignment, a speedy CheckIn App and simple on-site registration options.

Key Features for Zoo Runs

Flexible Setup Options

Setup registration for your zoo run the way you want.

  • Customize the price, description, and custom question associated to each distance you’re offering.
  • Hosting multiple Zoo Runs? Create a race series so participants can register for every race in one transaction.
  • Set sign up limits by age. Example: The 10K is restricted to ages 12 and up.

Create Buzz with Photos

Extend race day and bring participants back to your website with free RaceDay Photos.

  • Upload unlimited photos from race day, organized into albums
  • Allow participants to contribute their own photos from race day
  • Auto-tag participants based on their bibs
  • Keep participants talking about their event with easy sharing options

Raise Donations. Easy.

Raise more for your Zoo and chosen animal to highlight with integrated donations and the ability to engage participants as fundraisers.

  • Enable donation options with customizable donation levels and simple checkboxes at checkout
  • Activate fundraisers with personalized fundraising pages and access to email templates
  • Harness the power of social connections with team fundraisers that work together towards a common goal
  • Gamify your fundraising with automated fundraiser leaderboards, digital trophy cases, and refund rewards for meeting specific donation thresholds
  • Opt to require a minimum fundraising amount for participants (or not)

Save Time with Self-Serve Participant Management

Give the power to your participants to manage their own registration details, any edits made will automatically update in the dashboard. With self-serve participants can:

  • Update answers to custom questions
  • Request a refund
  • Transfer their event
  • Edit merch and giveaway details

Increase Engagement with Groups and Teams

31% of participants join a group/team when it’s offered – this is consistent with the level of social enthusiasm we’ve seen each of the last 5 years.

  • Join or create a new team during the purchase pathway.
  • Stay on theme with your team type. Switch out “group” for “herd”.
  • Incentive team participation with awards for 1st team to cross the finish line or largest team.
  • Create corporate teams to engage local companies.

Secure Access for Every Member of Your Team

Empower every member pf your team to do their job by providing them with broad or specific access.

  • Allow your head of fundraising to access donations and fundraising teams
  • Give your photographer access to the photo platform only
  • Share access for promotions and email to your marketing team

Host additional events at your zoo or need an easy admissions solution? Choose TicketSignup!

TicketSignup supports all kinds of zoo events including winter zoo light shows, halloween festivals, and every-day admissions. TicketSignup works under the same login as your zoo run and has been built by the same team behind RunSignup. Create your unique ticket structure to fit your special events and admission needs with TicketSignup.

Additional Features for Zoo Runs

Merch Management

Send every runner home with a giveaway like a race shirt. RunSignup’s giveaway tool tracks your inventory in real-time to ensure an accurate count on race morning.

Price Increases

Incentivize early bird registrations with tiered pricing. Automated increases and automated emails make it easy to set it and forget it.

Participant Caps

Set a cap on each distance your event offers. Your zoo may have limited space available, make sure you don’t exceed your course capacity.

Participant Insurance

All insurance-related participant management (and refunds) are handled by our insurance partner, Protecht Regshield.

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