PLEASE JOIN US FOR OUR 6TH ANNUAL WALK FOR LOVE AT THE PHILADELPHIA ZOO SUPPORTING SHRINERS HOSPITALS FOR CHILDREN®
Shriners Hospitals for Children — Philadelphia is excited to announce the annual Walk for Love event is moving to the Philadelphia Zoo. Though previously advertised we will not be permitted to hold the new 5K run portion of our event, as we have been asked by the Zoo event staff to reformat our event to WALK ONLY to stay in accordance of their newly instituted procedures and guidelines. While we are disappointed to make these changes, we are also still happy to invite you to walk, roll or stroll with us (in-person) through the zoo.
We will forgo a formal “ready, set, go!” format for the event. Upon registration, you will be able to explore the Zoo with your mask on and keeping your distance from others.
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.
Saturday, October 3, 2020
- 7 a.m. – Walk registration and check-in 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) — Zoo admission and t-shirt is included.
- $35 — WALK REGISTRATION — Zoo admission and t-shirt included.
- $35 — VIRTUAL WALK REGISTRATION — T-shirt will be provided and mailed after the event date. Registration does not include admission to the Zoo.
Our hospital’s signature fundraising event will be at the Philadelphia Zoo, located at 3400 W Girard Ave, Philadelphia, PA. The zoo is easily accessible via public transportation and ADA compliant.
With any move, things will be changing. 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 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.
For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Ms. Terry Diamond at firstname.lastname@example.org or 215-430-4055.
We will forgo a formal “ready, set, go!” type of a format for the event. Upon registration, you will be able to explore the Zoo with your mask on and keeping your distance from others. The Zoo has done a great job with paw prints on the walkway to keep people aware. At 9 am if you chose, you can join us on the large luscious lawn where the stage is by the Outback Outpost exhibit.
At this time (as directed by the Philadelphia Zoo event staff) we were asked to reformat our event to a walk only, we will not be permitted to hold the new 5K run portion of our event. We are happy the Zoo has reopened, they have instituted guidelines that are being strictly enforced to allow the safest environment for all humans and animals alike. We are disappointed by these changes, but happy to continue our plan to have a live in-person walk event.
With social distance rules and guidelines in place, it will be difficult for runners to follow them safely. For your convenience, your runner registration will automatically transfer to a walker registration, and we will be turning off the option to register for the 5K run on Wednesday, July 15, 2020.
**Also please note that for your convenience that if you have previously registered as a runner, your registration will automatically transfer to a walker registration.
Regardless of the final outcome of the Walk for Love, 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.