Gather your pack or pride to walk/run the Jungle Jog at the San Francisco Zoo. Take a walk on the wild side at this family-friendly event and enjoy a 5K course that takes you through the "jungle" which is home to over 2,000 endangered and rescued animals representing more than 250 species and lovely peaceful gardens full of native and foreign plants. Race entry fees include admission to the Zoo so you are free to enjoy and explore for the rest of the day at your leisure.

Registration Options

Individual Entry
$60 /Person
  • Race Entry
  • T-Shirt
  • Bib
  • Zoo Admission
Kids Fun Run
$25 /Child Under 8
  • Race Entry
  • T-Shirt
  • Bib
  • Zoo Admission
$20 /Person
  • Zoo Admission

Family Patron Packages

Family Siberian Tiger
$2500 /20 (8 adults, 12 kids)
  • 20 Jungle Jog admission tickets (8 adults, 12 kids)
  • 10 passes to the VIP Giraffe Feeding Experience at the event
  • Name recognition in publicity materials leading up to and on day of the event (including t-shirts)
Family Snow Leopard
$1000 /10 (4 adults, 6 kids)
  • 10 Jungle Jog admission tickets (4 adults, 6 kids)
  • 5 passes to the VIP Giraffe Feeding Experience at the event
  • Name recognition in publicity materials leading up to and on day of the event (including t-shirts)
Family Sumatran Tiger
$500 /4 (2 adults, 2 kids)
  • 4 Jungle Jog admission tickets (2 adults, 2 kids)
  • Name recognition in publicity materials leading up to and on day of the event (including t-shirts)


All proceeds will go to supporting the Zoo's education, conservation, and animal wellness initiatives with a focus on the following animals for 2018. Which animal will you run for in 2018? Make your selection when you register!

Photo credit: Marianne Hale


Chimpanzees, and their cousins the bonobos, are more closely related genetically to us – sharing 98.4% of our DNA – than they are to gorillas! Join Team Chimpanzee to support the Zoo’s resident chimpanzees – Cobby, Maggie and Minnie – who are three of the oldest living chimps in any Zoo or sanctuary in the world.

Their longevity is a testament to the outstanding care they receive here at the Zoo.
Chimpanzees are listed as endangered; populations have been reduced due to habitat loss, hunting for bushmeat and collection for animal trade.

By joining Team Chimpanzee, you will be supporting the Zoo’s new Great Ape Project, which includes new habitats as well as a custom-designed care program specifically created to care for aging chimps. With your help, we will be able to disseminate our care protocols to other Zoos around the world, thereby enabling them to provide state-of-the-art care and veterinary services to their own geriatric primates.

Come see the Cobby, Maggie and Minnie at the Chimpanzee exhibit, near the Leaping Lemur Café.


The black rhinoceros can move at speeds up to 40 mph for short distances, and even though they can weight up to 3,000 points, black rhinos actually run on their toes! Join Team Black Rhino to support Boone (named after the former 49er), the black rhino at the SF Zoo whose grandmother Ely had 15 offspring, including Boone’s father, and is credited with helping to keep this species alive.

Black rhinos are currently listed as Critically Endangered, and the SF Zoo manages its black rhino under the American Zoo and Aquarium Association’s Species Survival Plan, a worldwide initiative focused on promoting the conservation and protection of black rhinos.

By joining Team Black Rhino, you will be helping fund cutting-edge animal wellness initiatives for Boone, which potentially include a new Foobler (a large, puzzle feeding toy that resembles a large ball) or an enhanced mud pit (Boone loves to roll around in the mud!).

Don’t forget to come say hi to Boone after the race and see him play with his Foobler!


The grizzly bear is the California state mammal and the symbol on the California state flag, and their ability to run up to 35 mph makes them a formidable predator. Join Team Grizzly Bear to support Kachina and Kiona – the two rescued grizzly bears at the SF Zoo!

In 2004, with the cooperation of the Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks Department, the SF Zoo agreed to provide a home for the two grizzly bears as an alternative to being euthanized by wildlife officials.

By joining Team Grizzly Bear, you will be directly supporting the innovative animal wellness initiatives for Kachina and Kiona that help keep them happy, healthy, and engaged on a daily basis. For example, you will help support the constant supply of live fresh fish which they hunt and eat in their pond!

After the race, come say hi to Kachina and Kiona, and don’t miss their daily 10:30am feedings at the Hearst Grizzly Gulch!


Komodo dragons are the world’s largest lizard – males can weigh up to 200 pounds and can reach 9-feet long – and they can run up to 12 mph! Join Team Komodo Dragon to support Big Daddy Bahasa, the Komodo Dragon at the SF Zoo. Big Daddy Bahasa lives at Komodo Crossing, a cutting-edge exhibit that maintains temperatures upward of 85 degrees at all times.

Although Komodo Dragons are listed as a vulnerable species, recent momentum with conservation, education and habitat preservation initiatives are helping support and protect these magnificent lizards.

By joining Team Komodo Dragon, you will be helping fund Big Daddy Bahasa’s ongoing rehabilitation therapy. With donated services from UCSF orthopaedic surgeons, Big Daddy recently underwent a first-of-its kind back surgery to repair a congenital spinal defect. He is recovering very well, and your support will enable our Zoo staff to continue providing him with enriching and challenging physical therapy initiatives, such as an obstacle course and warm water bath therapy, that encourage him to strengthen and use his limbs, thereby speeding up his recovery process.

After you finish the race, swing by Komodo Crossing and say hi to Big Daddy Bahasa!


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