Monarch Madness Info

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Monarch Madness 5K

Who: Runners, walkers and monarch butterfly enthusiasts of all ages

What: 5K and Fun Run

When: Sat. Sept. 23, 2017 starting at 8 AM

Where: The OKC Zoo with a 5k course extending to the surrounding area 

Why: Raise funds for local monarch butterfly conservation programs


Run so they can fly! The Oklahoma City Zoo is hosting the first Monarch Madness 5K run and 1 mile Fun Run/Walk to raise funds for monarch butterfly conservation.

Over the past 20 years, the population of this iconic species has declined by over 80% due to loss of habitat in North America. Monarchs make an epic 3,000 mile journey from Canada to Mexico for the winter, then back to Canada for the spring.


  • Registration $35 per adult / $25 per child (ages 3 to 12)

  • Registrants can choose to participate in either the 5K run (Starting at 8 AM) with the entire course being outside the Zoo and finishing inside the Zoo or the 1 mile Fun Run/Walk which takes place inside the Zoo starting at 8:30 AM

  • 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 the night before (details TBA) or the morning of the race starting 6:15 AM.

REGISTER TODAY and race towards a brighter future for monarch butterflies.

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