Walk for LOVE & 5K — Philadelphia, PA


Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia is excited to announce the annual Walk for Love & 5K event is moving to the Philadelphia Zoo and adding a timed 5K run. So get ready to walk, run or stroll 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 2020 Registration and Fundraising Toolkit which contains registration instructions, fundraising tips and additional information about the Walk for LOVE.

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Saturday, October 3, 2020

  • 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 4th) Includes zoo pass and t-shirt.
  • $25 — WALK REGISTRATION (Early Bird rate through July 3rd) Includes zoo pass and t-shirt.
    Price increases to $35 after July 3rd.
  • $25 — 5K REGISTRATION (Early Bird rate through July 3rd) Timed 5K Run (All Ages), Includes zoo pass and t-shirt.
    Price increases to $35 after July 3rd.

Additional Information
Our hospital’s signature fundraising event will be relocating to the Philadelphia Zoo, located at 3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA. The zoo is easily accessible via public transportation and ADA compliant. In addition to the 1-mile walk, roll or stroll, we will be adding a timed 5K run.

With any move, things will be changing. First things first, you will be walking, running, and rolling through the nation’s oldest zoo. Second, admission is also included to allow our supporters of the event to experience the zoo all day long after our event wraps up. Access to the zoo is granted to leave and return on the same day.

A few 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:
For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ms. Terry Diamond at tdiamond@shrinenet.org or 215-430-4055.

Event Update:

As the Coronavirus crisis evolves, everyone at Shriners Hospitals for Children is working hard to preserve the health and safety of our patients and staff members. We remain hopeful that we will be able to move forward with our event in person, as this is our only hospital-sponsored fundraiser. We have decided to continue with registration and sponsorship for the Walk for LOVE & 5K.

Regardless of the outcome of the Walk for Love & 5K, your registration fee will be a donation, as no refunds will be issued if we are unable to come together in person. Your donation will go a long way to help the patients and families at Shriners Philly.