Run for the Fund

Join us on Sat. September 19, 2015 for the 6th annual Run for the Fund, benefiting the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund. Lace up for an unforgettable run through SeaWorld San Antonio. Register now to participate in a 5K or Family Fun Walk to sprint or stroll by sea lions and dolphins, wild birds and reptiles. Runners, walkers, and of course the animals, will cheer you on as you support conservation efforts around the world.

Everyone that registers will get FREE admission to stay and enjoy the park on the day of the race. The fun doesn't end after the race; every participant will get to enjoy the post-race festivities! Plus, you'll receive complimentary food including fruit, frozen yogurt, nutritional bars and more.

For the past 5 years, you've helped us contribute to the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund:

 2010   $22,751
 2011   $24,413
 2012   $38,798
2013  $33,713

Thank you to all who participated and helped us contribute to animals in need around the world!

Proceeds from this event directly benefit the SeaWorld Busch Gardens Conservation Fund. Refunds will not be issued for any reason.

Saturday, September 19 | 8am-12pm


5K -


Family Fun Walk -


Picnic/VIP Package - 

5K Run + Picnic or Family Fun Walk + Picnic - $65/person

Enjoy a picnic lunch following the conclusion of the event

5K Run VIP Package or Family Fun Walk VIP Package - $100/person

Enjoy a picnic lunch and a dolphin touch experience following the conclusion of the event

Event Registration

Team Registration
If you would like to register as part of a Team, please have your Team Captain first visit to register your Team Name. The Team Captain will be automatically re-directed to register their spot in the race.
Once the Team has been created, all other the Team Members can register using this link: and select their Team Name during the registration process.

General Registration
To Register for Run for the Fund as a participant, please visit:

Liability Release

Please bring your signed Liability Release with you when you come to pick up your packet. You will not be able to pick up your materials unless you have your completed Liability Release with you. Please note, each person MUST be present when turning in their Liability Release; no releases will be accepted for people that are not present. 

Download Liability Release (PDF)

Packet Pickup

There will be designated packet pick-up locations in San Antonio on Thursday, September 17 and Friday, September 18. Check back here for future information on Packet Pickup. To avoid delays, we strongly encourage all participants to pick up their race packets prior to race day.

*Run/walk are subject to capacity limits and may close at any time

All of the proceeds from the event are donated to the SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, which has granted more than $11 million to protect wildlife and wild places in over 65 countries. Proceeds fund projects such as the restoration of Monarch Butterfly habitats in Texas and Florida through the Xerces Society, the protection of Bracken Bat Cave through Bat Conservation International and crab trap removal through the Restore America’s Estuaries/Galveston Bay Foundation.

Your participation is powerful and will create a positive impact on the world in which we live. Register now and join in this remarkable experience to benefit a worthy cause. We look forward to you joining us.

To learn more about the Conservation Fund, click here.


Do I have to pay for parking?

Parking is free before 8:30 a.m. Any guest who enters the park after that time will be required to purchase a regular priced parking ticket for $20.00.

What time do I need to be at SeaWorld San Antonio?

Participants should plan on arriving by 8:00 a.m.

Where do I meet on Race day?

Enter the park through SeaWorld’s main entrance and park in the guest parking lot. There will be signs designating the starting lines for each race.

What awards are being presented at the ceremony?

Medals will be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finisher in each race category of the 5K Run.

What are the race categories?

The 11 race categories are as follows: Open, 10 & under, 11-13, 14-17, 18-25, 26-30, 31-35, 36-40, 40-50, 50-60, and 61+.

How will I know if the race has been cancelled or postponed due to weather?

Refer to for any updates related to the race.

Where should I go to get my race packet?

There will be designated packet pick-up locations in San Antonio on Thursday, September 17 and Friday, September 18. Refer to for future information on Packet Pickup. To avoid delays, we strongly encourage all participants to pick up their race packets prior to race day.

Do I need an additional ticket to stay and enjoy the park after the Race is over?

No. The Race will end inside the park. After the Awards Ceremony and special show have ended, participants will be able to enjoy the park on their own.

Where do I go if I purchased a VIP Package?

If you purchased a VIP Package, please meet in front of Shamu Theater at the conclusion of the Awards Ceremony. A SeaWorld Team Member will be there to escort you to your Dolphin Encounter and picnic lunch.

What if I have to leave after the Race but wish to come back to the park?

As you exit the park, your hand will be stamped. When you return to the park, show your hand stamp at the turnstiles, and you will be allowed re-entry on Race day only.

Will there be an area to change or any showers available?

Restrooms will be open for use; however, there are no shower facilities available.

Can I bring food and/or drink into the park?

SeaWorld San Antonio has a food and beverage policy as to what may or may not enter the park. Below is a list of what is, or is not allowed under the food and beverage policy. If at any time you have a question about items, please speak to a supervisor or Guest Services.


  • Small ice chests of six-pack size or smaller (one per family).
  • Special dietary food, diabetic, health related or dietary needs. These types of specialty foods may enter the park with park management approval.
  • Baby food, bottles, jars and other baby items.
  • Fountain drinks, single serve drinks, refillable mugs (if opened prior to turnstile).
  • Reasonable quantity of bottled drinking water. Juice boxes (straws must be disposed of).
  • Single servings of snacks.


  • Alcohol is never permitted in through or out of the turnstiles. Any alcohol from outside of SeaWorld must be disposed of prior to entry. Any alcoholic beverage purchased at SeaWorld must be disposed of prior to exiting through the gates.
  • Ice chests larger than six-pack size. 
  • Straws and lids.
  • Bags of fast food items, picnic baskets, sandwiches or loafs of bread (meals).
  • Soda, sports drinks or energy drinks (single serving is allowed if open).
  • Large servings of snacks.

Can I buy additional t-shirts?

Each participant that registers by September 1 is guaranteed a t-shirt. Those registering after that date will receive a shirt at Packet Pickup based on availability only.

What time does the park open to the public?

The park will open at 10 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.

Is there a place to store my belongings during the race?

All belongings will need to be kept securely in your vehicle. SeaWorld San Antonio is not responsible for lost or stolen items.