Frequently asked questions
How do I register to participate?
Click register on the home page of the event and follow the prompts! Need more guidance to register? Click here!
When is the last day to register?
The last day to register is April 17, 2024 by 11:59 p.m.
How can I purchase discounted zoo admission?
You will receive an email after you register that will allow you to purchase the discounted zoo admission tickets! Please note that the admission must be used following the event on April 20. Wristbands will be provided as tickets on that day.
Does everyone need to register to participate?
Yes! Everyone, regardless of age, that is planning to walk, race, or participate in our virtual events must register. Adults should register all children online, as they will need to sign their participation and photo waiver during the registration process. Make sure to register all family members so that we can share your photos all event week long!
How can I register my whole family to participate?
At the bottom of the page for your personal registration, you will find a button to add another participant. From there, you can register your next participant and choose whether you want them to receive their own emails or choose to manage them under your account. You may register as many participants under your registration as you would like. For more explanation, please see slides 6-9 here.
Should I register ahead of time?
Yes! Only registrants who register before 11:59 p.m. on March 25th will be guaranteed a shirt and swag bag. Also this year, we will again be offering fun incentives you can earn by fundraising. The sooner you register, the sooner you can start fundraising and start earning fun fundraising incentives; raise $100, $250, $500, or $1,000 and earn incentives along the way!
Does every participant receive a t-shirt?
No, only our race participants or virtual race participants will automatically receive a shirt. Those who sign up for the family festival or as a spectator will have the option to purchase a t-shirt at an additional cost.
Once I've registered, what do I do?
Start your fundraising journey! Be on the look out for emails from us with tips and tricks on how to get to the next fundraising level. Earn fun incentives as you fundraise your way to event day!
How do I double my fundraising?
Use our matching gift tool to double your fundraising at no cost to you! Click here to see if your company offers a matching gift program. Many employers will match your contributions so that the impact of your gift can go even further, at zero additional cost to you.
How can my company support ROAR?
We invite corporations to get involved in ROAR for Kids in a variety of ways. Check out our Corporate Involvement Flyer for more information on forming a Corporate Team! We are also always looking for new sponsors, check out our sponsor page to learn about the different levels of sponsorship we offer.
When is Packet Pick-Up?
Packet Pick-up will be on Friday, April 19th from 3:00-6:00PM at Charm City Run in Timonium (2045 York Rd, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093).
I am a virtual participant, do I need to attend Packet Pick-Up?
No! Virtual participants will be sent their race packets following the event.
What time does the event start?
Registration will open at 7:00AM and the race will kick off at 8:00AM.
PETS & SERVICE ANIMALS
Can I bring my service animal?
No pets are allowed at The Maryland Zoo. Service animals are welcome in accordance with The Maryland Zoo Service Animal Guidelines linked here. Please be sure to review the guidelines prior to the event. No other animals are permitted on any Zoo grounds, including the parking lots. You are responsible at all times during your visit for the care and supervision of your service animal.