Riverbanks Run

Riverbanks Run


Riverbanks Zoo and Garden

500 Wildlife Parkway
Columbia, SC 29210


May 1, 2021
7:15 A.M.

Event Details

Make tracks to Riverbanks for one wild 5K race that benefits wildlife conservation! This year’s event will have both on-site and virtual options. Proceeds support ongoing conservation and education efforts at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.

Riverbanks Run will wind through the park’s scenic back roads, cross the Saluda River, and pass some of the most popular exhibits in the Zoo! The 5K starts promptly at 7:15am with staggered starts. The event will be held rain or shine.


    Monday, March 15 – Thursday, April 29 at 5:00pm

    (Advance registration only. There will be no day-of registration.)

    On-site Fee: $35 Riverbanks members; $45 general public.

    Includes a commemorative Riverbanks Run T-shirt*, drink ticket**, chip timing, and award eligibility.

    *T-shirt not included with registrations submitted after April 18.

    **Valid May 1 – 9 for 1 complimentary beverage of choice (alcoholic or non). Timed reservation required for daytime admission.


    500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia, SC 29210


    Masks are required for this event. Participants may remove their mask while walking or running but are required to wear it until they are positioned at the start. We respectfully request that you put your mask on after the completion of your walk/run once you have cooled down to normal breathing. Also, please adhere to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) social distancing guidelines and remain 6 feet apart (at a minimum) from other participants you pass on the route and while you are in the cool down area. Staggered starts will be enforced to maintain physical distance from other participants.


    There will be no race day awards or post-race concessions. Water will be available. Race results will be available online to all participants after race completion at www.strictlyrunning.com. Winners may pick up awards at Strictly Running (2515 Devine Street) by May 9 during store hours.


    Thursday, April 29 and Friday, April 30 from 11:00am–6:00pm at Strictly Running (2515 Devine Street).

    Please download a waiver, print and sign, and turn it in at Packet Pick-up. Strictly Running will also have printed waivers available


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