Monarch Madness

At the OKC Zoo, Go Wild!

The OKC Zoo’s MONARCH MADNESS 5K / Fun Run is an officially timed, family-friendly run benefitting monarch butterfly conservation!

The course wraps around Zoo lake and ends inside the Zoo, mimicking the monarch’s epic 3,000-mile winter migration. Runners will soar past Niagara Falls, Chicago, Nashville, Oklahoma City, San Antonio and flutter into Mexico.

We encourage participants to wear their wings as they represent the migratory monarchs in this spectacular event!

This race will kick off the annual OKC Zoo Monarch Festival, also Saturday, October 6.


  • Registration $40 per adult / $30 per child (ages 3 to 12)
  • Registrants can choose to participate in either the 5K run or the 1-mile Fun Run/Walk
    • 5K Run – Starts 8AM; Entire course outside the Zoo finishing inside the Zoo
    • 1-mile Fun Run/Walk – Starts 8:15 AM; Takes place inside the Zoo
  • Registration fees include:
    • T-shirt
    • Timed bib
    • Finisher’s Medal
    • Free general admission into the Zoo for that day
  • Registration packets can be picked up at the Zoo the morning of the race or on Friday, Oct. 5 from 11am-8pm at Red Coyote Running and Fitness. Red Coyote is located at 5720 N Classen Blvd, Oklahoma City, OK 73118.

Register Here!


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