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Lincoln Park Zoo Run for the Zoo

June 2nd, 2019

 

As one of the oldest short-distance races in Chicago, the 41st Annual Run for the Zoo USATF Certified course will again take place largely on and around the beautiful grounds of Lincoln Park Zoo. The 2019 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 41st 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 the 5K and 10K, if registered by June 1, 2019. 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 2, 2019 - all other information is subject to change*


Volunteers Needed - Click Here to Register!

We need more than 250 volunteers ages 14 and older to make this event successful! Volunteer positions include Packet Pick-Up, Finish Line, Course, Water Stations, and more. Volunteers will receive a special Lincoln Park Zoo shirt. This is a great opportunity for individuals or volunteer groups!  

Please direct any questions to volunteer@lpzoo.org. Bring a friend!

Registration fees

10K Run Closed

Registration closed
    1. $39.00
      Jun 3 – Mar 28
    2. $44.00
      Mar 29 – May 9
    3. $49.00
      May 10 – May 30
    4. $60.00
      May 31 – Jun 1

5K Run Closed

Registration closed
    1. $34.00
      Jun 3 – Mar 28
    2. $39.00
      Mar 29 – May 9
    3. $44.00
      May 10 – May 30
    4. $60.00
      May 31 – Jun 1

5K Walk Closed

Registration closed
    1. $34.00
      Jun 3 – Mar 28
    2. $39.00
      Mar 29 – May 9
    3. $44.00
      May 10 – May 30
    4. $60.00
      May 31 – Jun 1

Safari Stampede Closed

Registration closed
  • Recommended Kids ages 3-8. There will be spots for the 9:00 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. start.

    1. $25.00
      Jun 3 – May 30
    2. $30.00
      May 31 – Jun 1

Packet Pick Up

Packet Pick-Up:

Friday, May 31
Lincoln Park Zoo (Main Mall)
11 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Saturday, June 1
Lincoln Park Zoo (Main Mall)
9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

Sunday, June 2
Lincoln Park Zoo (Main Mall)
6 a.m. – 9:30 a.m.

Top Donors

# Name Amount
1 Eric McClelland $267.10
2 Smith Family $267.10
3 The Grodnicks $267.10

Top Teams

1

Goldwind Americas

Raised: $291.81

2

CA-Chicago Leopards

Raised: $213.62

3

Girls Running Strong Walker School

Raised: $115.24

Top Fundraisers

1

Josh Varga

$442.62

Raised

$500.00

Goal
2

Jennifer Taylor

$404.26

Raised

$400.00

Goal
3

Lauren La Marche

Raised: $264.33

Event Schedule

  • June 2 7:30 AM CDT - 5K Run/Walk Start

  • June 2 8:15 AM CDT - 10K Run Start

  • June 2 9:00 AM CDT - Safari Stampede First Heat: Recommended Ages 3-8

  • June 2 9:00 AM CDT - Post-Race Celebration Begins

  • June 2 9:45 AM CDT - Safari Stampede Second Heat: Recommended Ages 3-8

Contact Information

Event Location

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

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