VOLUNTEER:  Run for the Zoo 2023

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VOLUNTEER: Run for the Zoo 2023

300 Volunteers are needed on Sunday, May 7th!

By Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS®(GAAR)

When and where

Date and time

March 13 · 6am - April 21 · 5pm MDT


ABQ BioPark - Zoo 903 10th Street Southwest Albuquerque, NM 87102

About this event

  • 39 days 11 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

Be a part of the fun without running the run!

For over 34 years, GAAR has been a proud sponsor and coordinator of volunteers for the New Mexico BioPark's annual fundraiser, Run for the Zoo...and walk with us too!

GAAR will continue this important tradition in 2023, but we need YOUR help. In addition to cheering on the race participants, a variety of services are needed, such as handing out flyers, providing directions at intersections, keeping the runners safe, flagging*, etc.

Register to volunteer by Friday, April 21, 2023. Children, family, friends, and colleagues - everyone is welcome to volunteer! If you have questions about the event, please contact a committee co-chair:

  • Sherilyn Lucas, Chair, 505-710-0201
  • Steve Cecco, Chair, 505-453-6543

Volunteers should be prepared to report to their designated areas on Sunday, May 7th by 6:00 am and stay until 11:30 am. Starting time may vary by team (check with your team captain for verification).

Mandatory Volunteer Orientation

Volunteers must attend (1) one hour session:

Thursday, May 4th

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Friday, May 5th

  • 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Orientation Location: University Pointe, 1645 University Blvd NE. T-shirts and Race Day information will be distributed at orientation.

Mandatory Flagging Training

Flagging requires additional training and certification. Please contact the flagging captain for details: Heather Price, 505-401-6137.

Flagging Volunteers must attend BOTH training dates:

Wednesday, April 26th

  • 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Friday, April 28th

  • 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Flagging Training Location: University Pointe- 1645 University Blvd NE

Bonus! All volunteers will receive a Run for the Zoo Volunteer T-shirt, which allows you FREE entrance into the Zoo on the day of the event.

Make a Donation

In addition to volunteering, donations to the Biopark are also welcome. Click here to make a donation.

About the organizer

The Voice of Real Estate in the Greater Albuquerque Area.

The Greater Albuquerque Association of REALTORS® (GAAR) is the largest local professional trade association in Central New Mexico with over 3,900 members who have pledged to a strict Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. Established in 1921, GAAR is the Voice of Real Estate for the Greater Albuquerque area and the trusted source for accurate real estate market data and trends.

REALTOR® is a registered collective membership mark that may be used only by real estate professionals who are members of the NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS® and subscribe to its strict Code of Ethics.