United Run for the Zoo

United Run for the Zoo

June 7, 2015

United Run for the Zoo at Lincoln Park Zoo

Weathering the Weather

Thank you to everyone who took part in the 33rd annual United Run for the Zoo! While Mother Nature dampened the mood with some poorly timed severe weather, we appreciated participants’ cooperation and understanding. We were able to partially accommodate the 5K Run/Walk. Unfortunately, we had to cancel the 10K and the Safari Stampede. This was done to ensure the safety of our participants, which is our utmost concern. The rain did depart in time for all to enjoy the party and exposition area—including pizza and beer—on the zoo’s main mall. Thanks once again to presenting sponsor United Airlines and all our sponsors for their support and generosity.

Don’t forget that your registration fees help care for our animals and keep Lincoln Park Zoo open and free 365 days a year. As posted at registration, no refunds will be given, and we appreciate your understanding and support.

Regarding the availability of race timing results: Unfortunately, we had to “black flag” the 5K and 10K at 8:42 a.m.  (A color-coded system of flags set along the race course is used to alert runners to varying weather conditions.) When the race went to black flag status the timing of the event was stopped. This was done to ensure the safety of our participants, which is our utmost concern. Any 5K participant finishing before this time will receive an official time. Unfortunately, any 5K participant finishing after this time and all 10K participants will not have an official time.

If you have any questions, please email us at events@lpzoo.org.

Again, we thank you for your support for Lincoln Park Zoo and hope to see you next year.

Race Results

Runners: Click this link for your 2015 race results.


Presented by:

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Supported by:

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Produced by:

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