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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*

Days Until Race Day!

Registration fees

10K Run

Price changes in 3 days 2 hours
    1. $39.00
      Now registering Jun 3 – Mar 28
      Register
    2. $44.00
      Mar 29 – May 9
    3. $49.00
      May 10 – May 30
    4. $60.00
      May 31 – Jun 1

5K Run

Price changes in 3 days 2 hours
    1. $34.00
      Now registering Jun 3 – Mar 28
      Register
    2. $39.00
      Mar 29 – May 9
    3. $44.00
      May 10 – May 30
    4. $60.00
      May 31 – Jun 1

5K Walk

Price changes in 3 days 2 hours
    1. $34.00
      Now registering Jun 3 – Mar 28
      Register
    2. $39.00
      Mar 29 – May 9
    3. $44.00
      May 10 – May 30
    4. $60.00
      May 31 – Jun 1

Safari Stampede

Price changes in 2 months 5 days
  • Recommended Kids ages 3-8. There will be spots for the 9:00 a.m. and 9:45 a.m. start.

    1. $25.00
      Now registering Jun 3 – May 30
      Register
    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)
6:00–8:00 a.m.

Top Donors

# Name Amount
1 The Grodnicks $267.10
2 Renee Smith $107.35
3 C Lynne Brenan $107.35

Top Teams

1

The Galloping Goats

Raised: $107.35

2

Maymie's Monkeys

Raised: $107.35

3

Rush Emergency Medicine

Raised: $81.58

Top Fundraisers

1

Brendan Smith

Raised: $107.35

2

Evan Smith

Raised: $107.35

3

Liam Smith

Raised: $107.35

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: Kids Ages 3-6

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

  • June 2 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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