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Run for the Fund 5k

  • The 2020 Run for the Fund 5K has transitioned to a Virtual Run.

Help Support Animal Conservation Worldwide

Support animal conservation efforts by taking part in SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund’s Run for the Fund 5K.

The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund’s Run for the Fund 5K gives participants the opportunity to make a difference and support animal conservation efforts worldwide. This is a chance for guests of all ages to take part in the Conservation Fund’s mission to work with purpose and passion on behalf of wildlife and habitats across the globe, as well as support wildlife conservation, education and research right here at Busch Gardens.


We appreciate your patience during these uncertain times as we continued to evaluate an alternative way for our guests to participate in the largest fundraising event for the non-profit SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund. Your registration supports critical projects around the world to conserve and protect wildlife. To learn more about our conservation fund please visit,


To provide the safest experience for our guests and ambassadors, we have made the decision to host a virtual run this year including an enhanced prize package for participants. As a registered Run for the Fund racer, you’ll receive a custom medal, exclusive race mask and a NEW complimentary prize – a FREE Busch Gardens Tampa Bay Single Day Ticket to return to the park for a full day of fun at your leisure between now and January 31, 2021.*

Prize packages can be collected at the front gate during the following dates and times. Temporary parking is available for prize package pickup at the Guest Drop Off loop located at the main entrance of the park.


Front Gate Prize Package Pick-Up:

  • Thursday, December 3rd 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Friday, December 4th 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Sunday, December 6th 10:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Monday, December 7th 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm
  • Tuesday, December 8th 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm


Pick up your prize package at the front of the park.


Racers can also choose to receive their prize package via mail. Packages will be mailed free of charge by December 11th, 2020.

How to switch to virtual race

Virtual races are easy and allow you to join the fun without the crowds. You simply run the distance on your own on your terms, and you still get the great custom medal! Take a photo and tag us on social media @buschgardens on TwitterInstagram & @buschgardenstampabay on Facebook to share your support!

Please confirm on-site pick up or ground delivery in order to receive your upgraded prize package here »

Thank you again for your registration and patience. we hope to see you soon at Busch Gardens Tampa Bay.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I get a refund?

We are unable to process any refunds as noted during registration. Your registration is key to supporting the non-profit SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund, and your participation goes to help thousands of animals every year.


We understand you’re disappointment in the event change, so we have increased the prize package value by adding a complimentary park ticket to use as you wish for the rest of the year. The new virtual prize package value is significantly higher than the original offering, we appreciate your understanding.

Will there be a race in 2021? Can I apply my registration for next year?

As we continue to evaluating the ongoing situation, a 2021 Run for the Fund has not been confirmed at this time. We will apply your registration to support the non-profit SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund to help thousands of animals around the world. We will be sure to keep you posted of future events as details are confirmed.