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Woodland Park Zoo - Press Release


September 12, 2012


Run wild. Save animals.
Inaugural Pumpkin Dash 5K Fun Run/Walk and free 1K Kids Dash for the zoo

Gigi Allianic, Caileigh Robertson
206.548.2550 |

Run wild for the Pumpkin Dash 5K Fun Run/Walk presented by Chevron Sunday, October 28. 

Photo Credit: Dennis Dow/Woodland Park Zoo


Clear the cob webs from your costumes, lace up your running shoes and run wild at Woodland Park Zoo’s inaugural Pumpkin Dash 5K Fun Run/Walk presented by Chevron Sunday, October 28.

Woodland Park Zoo’s Pumpkin Dash presented by Chevron kicks off the Halloween season with two spooktacular races, the 5K Run/Walk and a free 1K Kids Dash.

5K race registration for Pumpkin Dash presented by Chevron is $30.00 on or before October 27, $40.00 day-of race registration. 1K Kids Dash is free though pre-registration is required.

Participants in the 5K Run/Walk can anticipate a scenic course beginning and ending at the Bathhouse Theatre at Green Lake. 5K runners and walkers will receive a Pumpkin Dash Fun Run t-shirt (adult sizes only) and an adult zoo pass valid for one admission through December 31, 2012 included in their race goodie bag. All racers are encouraged to dress in costume.

The Pumpkin Dash 5K Run/Walk awards ceremony will follow the race. The top three overall male and female finishers will receive awards. Stick around after the race to join Woodland Park Zoo, Chevron and local sponsors for post-race activities.

Race registration is nonrefundable and the event will take place rain or shine. If cancellation of the event is necessary due to dangerous weather conditions, announcements will be made on race day at the race site.

Visit to register for the Pumpkin Dash 5K Run/Walk and Kids 1K races and to view race-day information. All proceeds from this event go towards supporting the zoo’s mission of quality animal care, wildlife conservation and education.

Race Day Schedule

                        8:00 a.m. Day-of-race registration and packet pick-up
                        9:15 a.m. Free 1K Kids Dash
                        9:30 a.m. 5K Fun Run/Walk starts
                        10:15 a.m. Awards Ceremony

Registration: Online, in-person and mail-in

Online registration is available through midnight October 26 at

In-person registration is available through noon on October 25 at

Super Jock ‘n Jill in Green Lake (will remain open until 6 p.m. October 27), Balanced Athlete in Renton, Everyday Athlete in Kirkland, Fleet Feet Sports in Capitol Hill, FootZone in Redmond and Bellevue, Running Elements in Bellevue, Run 26 in Mill Creek, Sound Sports in Seattle and West Seattle Runner in West Seattle.

Mail-in registration must be postmarked on or before Monday, October 22.  Checks payable to: Woodland Park Zoo, c/o Pro-Motion Events, Inc., P.O. Box 31789, Seattle, WA 98103

All registrations are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Packet pick-up

Pick up your packet and race shirt or register for the event at Super Jock ‘n Jill near Green Lake, October 27 from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Day-of-race registration packet pick-up will take place prior to the race at Bathhouse Theatre at Green Lake at 8:00 a.m.


Sunday, October 28, 8:00 a.m.


Bathhouse Theatre at Green Lake located at 7312 West Green Lake Dr. N. 


Pumpkin Dash 5K Run/Walk presented by Chevron is $30.00 on or before October 27, $40.00 day-of race registration. 1K Kids Dash is free. 


Fall/winter hours: 9:30 a.m.-4:00 p.m. daily October 1 through April 30. The zoo is open every day except Christmas Day. October 1-April 30: Adult (13-64) id="mce_marker"1.75; Child (3-12) $8.50. Active and retired U.S. military and their families, seniors and people with physical disabilities receive an admission discount. Zoo members receive free zoo admission year round. Parking: $5.25

For more information or to become a zoo member, visit or call 206.548.2500 or 548.2599 (TTY)


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