Walk for LOVE & 5k — Philadelphia, PA

Please join us for our 8th annual Walk for Love & 5k at the Philadelphia zoo supporting Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia

We are excited to announce our annual Walk for Love & 5K event will be held at the Philadelphia Zoo again this year. So get ready to walk, run, roll or stroll through the zoo to benefit the care provided at the hospital.

The Philadelphia Zoo is located at 3400 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104. The Zoo is wheelchair accessible. Only service animals are welcome, your furry friends will have sit this event out.

Be sure to download our official 2022 Registration and Fundraising Toolkit which contains registration instructions, fundraising tips and additional information about the Walk for LOVE.

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Saturday, October 1, 2022

  • 7 a.m. – Walk/Run registration and check-in begins
  • 8 a.m. – Run begins
  • 8:10 a.m. – Walk begins
  • 9 a.m. – Awards and program

Philadelphia Zoo, 3400 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104


  • FREE — WALK REGISTRATION (Patients/Past Patients please use the email below to contact us for registration).
  • $15 — WALK REGISTRATION YOUTH (All youth 2-18 through September 3rd) — Includes Zoo pass and t-shirt.
  • $35 — WALK REGISTRATION — Includes Zoo pass and t-shirt.
  • $35 — 5K REGISTRATION — Timed 5K Run (All Ages), Includes Zoo pass and t-shirt.
  • $35 — VIRTUAL WALK REGISTRATION — T-shirt will be provided and mailed after the event date. Registration does not include admission to the Zoo.

Additional Information
Our hospital’s signature fundraising event will be held at the Philadelphia Zoo, located at 3400 W. Girard Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. The zoo is easily accessible via public transportation and is ADA compliant. In addition to the 1-mile walk, roll or stroll, you will also be able to compete in our timed 5K run.

Make sure you plan to spend the day with us; your admission is also included to allow our supporters of the event to experience the zoo after our event wraps up. Access to the zoo is granted to leave and return on the same day.

A few other items to note: you will need to leave your furry friends at home unless you have a service animal, zoo memberships cannot be used for our event, and all children under 2 are free.

Parking Information
Parking garages are readily available on the zoo property; we are still working on the fee structure for parking, more to come.

Patient Registration Information:
To register your patient/past patient for FREE, please contact Joy Young at JOYoung@shrinenet.org or 215-430-4206.

Sponsorship Opportunities:
Interested in sponsoring our Walk for LOVE & 5K? Click to download sponsorship levels.


A special Thank you to our SPONSORS!

Presenting Sponsors

Masonic Charities of Delaware

LuLu Shriners
Northeast Shrine Club

Jaffa Shriners
Eastern Star Charity Foundation of NJ Inc

LuLu Shriners Patrol

Lodge No. 246

The Samdani Family

Platinum Sponsors

The Circle of Friends, Yonkers, NY

Temple Health LuLu Shriners Plymouth Meeting PA

Ali Ghan Shriners

Salaam Shriners

Mecca Shriners Transportation

Gold Sponsors

In memory of Ms. Billie J. Savickas and
In memory of Irem Shrine Shepherd Noble Paul McCue


Nur Bingo Committee

Mecca Shriners

Burlington County Shrine Club

Nuvasive Inserra Supermarkets
Spinal Technology Inc. DePuy Synthes Brandywine Oak Private Wealth
Silver Sponsors

The Brookstein and Gold families

Ted Jacobsen, PP; Mecca Shriners

Preferred Automotive Specialists
Preferred Automotive Specialists Jonathan N. Saunders - Christiana Cosmetic Surgery Consultants

Renee Kelly

The Warshauer Family

TE Construction Services

LuLu Shriners Legion of Honor

Comcast NBC Universal

In Memory of
Jack Snyder & Ed Davis

Ocean County Shrine Ladies Club

Irem Shrine Shepherds Unit,
In Memory of Charles Wirth

Jackson and Reagan Plas

Bernard Klein Charity Fund

BOUMI Shriners Ambassadors Knights Templar - Jenkintown, PA.

Nur Shrine Ladies

Nur Shrine Mini Chopper Zimmer Biomet

Guardian Teocalli #32
Order of Quetzalcoatl


IREM Shrine Hospital
Golf Tournament

The Siegel Family

Dave and Rosemary Waggner

Ronald McDonald House Charities Philadelphia Region

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