United Run for the Zoo

United Run for the Zoo

Sunday, June 1

Starting line runners at Lincoln Park Zoo's United Run for the Zoo

This USATF-certified, chip-timed race is the highlight in the Chicago running calendar. Each 5K and 10K registered participant receives a zoo-themed tech-top shirt!

The Safari Stampede is back in 2014 by popular demand. This mini-obstacle course is designed specifically for kids to express their inner animal! (Please note: the Safari Stampede event is now sold out.)

  2014 United Run for the Zoo logo

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Schedule of Events

6:30 a.m.
8 a.m.
8:25 a.m.
9 a.m.
10 a.m.
Registration and Packet Pick-Up Begins
5K Run
10K Run
5K Fun Walk
Safari Stampede (Ages 3–8 only) SOLD OUT

Course Information

The 5K and 10K courses start on Stockton Drive between Webster Avenue and Dickens Avenue close to the zoo’s West Gate.

The USATF-certified 10K races around the North Pond, continues past Diversey Harbor onto the Chicago Lakefront Trail, travels north to Belmont Harbor Drive, then loops south past Fullerton Avenue, around Lincoln Park’s Turf Field, and back north through Lincoln Park Zoo, finishing on the east side of the Kovler Lion House.

The 5K Run/Walk also races around the North Pond, then loops south down Cannon Drive, past Fullerton Avenue, around Lincoln Park’s Turf Field, and heads back north through Lincoln Park Zoo, finishing on the east side of the Kovler Lion House.

The Safari Stampede mini obstacle course will be held on the zoo’s South Lawn near Park Place Café.

No dogs allowed on course. Participants pushing strollers are welcome but must start at the back of the heat.

  Download the 5K Run Course Map
  Download the 10K Run Course Map
  Download the 5K Fun Walk Course Map
  Download the Safari Stampede Course Map

Safari Stampede (Sold Out)

The Safari Stampede is a mini obstacle course for kids to express their inner animal! Children ages 3–8 can participate in the Safari Stampede, located on the South Lawn near Park Place Café. Distances vary by age. Registration fees required; includes a special event-participation shirt! The Safari Stampede replaces the free Kids Dash from previous years. This event sold out last year, so register early!

Volunteers Needed

We need 200+ volunteers to make United Run for the Zoo a successful event! Volunteer positions include Packet Pick-Up, Finish Line, Course and the Water Station. Volunteers will receive a special souvenir T-shirt. If you are interested in volunteering please call 312-742-2124 or email volunteer@lpzoo.org. Bring a friend!

Sponsorship

Reach thousands of runners and spectators by becoming an official event sponsor! Contact Eric Alvarez, Manager of Corporate Alliances, at 312-742-2287 or ealvarez@lpzoo.org.

Registration Information

Online registration closes at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, May 28. After May 28, participants can still register at the packet pickup locations as well as starting at 6:30 a.m. on race day. All participants receive a T-shirt with paid registration. Please note: the Safari Stampede event is sold out.

REGISTRATION By 4/17/14 By 5/28/14 At Packet Pickup and On Race Day
10K Run (chip-timed) $35 $40 $45
5K Run (chip-timed) $30 $35 $40
5K Fun Walk (6 & under free) $25 $30 $35

(Children ages 6 and under are FREE for the 5K Fun Walk with a paid registrant. Unpaid participants will not receive a T-shirt. Zoo members receive a $5 discount on all events if registered by May 31, 2014. We do not offer discounts on event day.)

Parking Information

The zoo’s parking lot entrance is located at Fullerton Parkway and Cannon Drive (2400 North Cannon Drive). Paid parking is available for a special rate of $14. Parking is limited; arrive early.

CTA bus routes 151 and 156 both serve the zoo. For schedules, contact the RTA/CTA at 312-836-7000 or visit www.transitchicago.com or www.rtachicago.com.

Pre-Register & Packet Pickup

You can register and pick up your packets at Lincoln Park Zoo! You will receive your race bib, disposable timing chip, T-shirt and event information.

Café at Wild Things at Lincoln Park Zoo
2200 North Cannon Drive (free parking for 1 hour)
Friday, May 30, 4–7 p.m.
Saturday, May 31, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.

Come early to get your desired T-shirt size.

New Balance Chicago
2369 N. Clark Street (free validated parking at Belden Self-Park)

Thursday, May 29, 11 a.m.–8 p.m.

Come early to get your desired T-shirt size.

Race Day Registration and Packet Pickup

Registration and Packet Pickup will take place inside Lincoln Park Zoo near Gateway Pavilion starting at 6:30 a.m. Please arrive early to ensure accurate registration. Registration ends 15 minutes prior to each event. Races sold out in advance last year, so please arrive early!

Exposition Area

Visit the Main Mall of the zoo for sponsor giveaways.

New Balance Tech Top Sizing

 

New Balance Tech Tops for Lincoln Park Zoo's United Run for the Zoo

Sex T-shirt Size Sizing
     
Women XS Size 2
  S 4-6
  M 8-10
  L 12-14
  XL 16-18
  XXL 20-22

 
Men   XS Chest Size 35-37
  S 37-39
  M 39-41
  L 41-43
  XL 45-47
  XXL 49-51


 

Click image for larger view. Desired T-shirt size is not guaranteed. Sorry, no T-shirt exchanges! Safari Stampede T-shirts are unisex and available in youth small and youth large sizes.

 

Please note that there is no fundraising component to the event this year.

For more information about race and event details, please email info@visioneventmanagement.com.


Sponsored by:

United Airlines logo
New Balance Chicago logo
Walgreens logo
ArcelorMittal logo
Aurelio's Pizza logo
Lagunitas Brewing Company logo

Produced by:

Vision Event Management logo