The money raised from the Zoo Run Run will benefit the Friends of the Henry Vilas Zoo which was founded in 1914 to provide funding for the Henry Vilas Zoo. These funds are used for improvements which are essential to the operation of your Zoo. Improvements include the acquisition, conservation and replacement of animals; refurbishing and creating new exhibits like the current Arctic Passage project; supporting educational programs; and improving the overall educational and recreational value of the Zoo.
The Henry Vilas Zoo is one of ten remaining free zoos in the country accredited by the Association of Zoos & Aquariums. Last year, we welcomed over 750,000 visitors from across the region. Your support enables the Friends of the Henry Vilas Zoo to ensure a best-in-class experience for our guests and our animals while remaining forever free.
The top three teams and individuals who raise the most money will win prizes!
1st Place: Up-close animal encounter
2nd Place: Running accessories and a chance to drive the zoo train
3rd Place: Gift card and a piece of art painted by one of our animals
All donations must be received by September 24th to qualify for prizes.
To Make a General Donation
Enter your donation amount in the donation box to the right.
To Donate on Behalf of an Individual or Team
Select their name from the "Find a Fundraiser" dropdown box on the left, and click GO