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40th Annual Run for the Zoo

June 3rd, 2018

 

As one of the oldest short-distance races in Chicago, the 2018 course will again take place largely on and around the beautiful grounds of Lincoln Park Zoo. The 2018 Run for the Zoo course will take racers on a journey winding past winged creatures, gallop alongside gazelles, and race next to rhinos. After you complete the race, join all participants for a post-race celebration on the zoo’s Main Mall.

The race attracts nearly 6,000 participants annually and often sells out before race day. Enjoy this unique opportunity to register in advance for the 40th annual Run for the Zoo.

Did you know?

Your registration helps make possible state-of-the-art animal care, worldwide conservation, and wide-ranging education programs. Every guests participating in Lincoln Park Zoo’s public events helps to conserve wildlife and keep our gates open and free 365 days a year.

Zoo members receive a $5 discount on all events if registered by June 2, 2018. Enter the first 3 digits of your member number in the promo code section before check out.

 

*While the event is scheduled for Sunday, June 3, 2018 - all other information is subject to change*

IMPORTANT UPDATES:

-  2018 Run for the Zoo 5K Run/Walk is officially sold out!

-  2018 Safari Stampede 9:00 start time is sold out; limited spots remain for 9:45 start time!

Registration fees

10K Run Closed

(LIMITED SPOTS REMAIN FOR THE 10K RUN.)

    1. $39.00
      Jan 1 - Mar 29
    2. $44.00
      Mar 30 - May 10
    3. $49.00
      May 11 - Jun 1

5K Run Closed

    1. $34.00
      Jan 1 - Mar 29
    2. $39.00
      Mar 30 - May 10
    3. $44.00
      May 11 - Jun 1

5K Walk Closed

    1. $34.00
      Jan 1 - Mar 29
    2. $39.00
      Mar 30 - May 10
    3. $44.00
      May 11 - Jun 1

Safari Stampede Closed

Kids ages 3-6. Limited spots remain for 9:45 a.m. start. Safari Stampede 9:00 a.m. start is sold out.

Packet Pick Up

Packet Pick-Up:

Friday, June 1
Lincoln Park Zoo (outside of west gate, at corner of Webster and Stockton)
11 a.m.–6 p.m.

Saturday, June 2
Lincoln Park Zoo (outside of west gate, at corner of Webster and Stockton)
9 a.m.–3 p.m.

Sunday, June 3
Lincoln Park Zoo (outside of west gate, at corner of Webster and Stockton)
6:30–8:00 a.m.

Event Schedule

  • June 3 7:30 AM CDT - 5K Run/Walk Start

  • June 3 8:15 AM CDT - 10K Run Start

  • June 3 9:00 AM CDT - Safari Stampede First Heat: Kids Ages 3-6

  • June 3 9:00 AM CDT - Post-Race Celebration Begins

  • June 3 9:45 AM CDT - Safari Stampede Second Heat: Kids Ages 3-6

Contact Information

Event Location

Stockton & Webster, Lincoln Park Zoo, Chicago, IL, United States

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