United Run for the Zoo

United Run for the Zoo

Sunday, June 7

United Run for the Zoo at Lincoln Park Zoo

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

The Safari Stampede is back in 2015 by popular demand. This mini obstacle course is designed specifically for kids to express their inner animal! Registration fees required and includes special event-participation shirt!

 

Online registration begins Tuesday, February 3.

Schedule of Events

6:30 a.m.
8 a.m.
8:30 a.m.
10 a.m.
Registration begins
5K Run/Walk
10K Run
Safari Stampede (Ages 8 and under)

Courses

All 5K and 10K courses are scheduled to start on Stockton Drive and Webster Avenue at the zoo’s West Gate. The USATF-certified 10K will race around the North Pond and continue past Diversey Harbor onto the lakeshore path, traveling north to Belmont Harbor Drive, and loop around back, past Fullerton Avenue, through Lincoln Park Zoo, exiting out the Conservatory Gate and finish back on Stockton and Webster at the zoo’s West Gate.

The 5K Run/Walk will also race around the North Pond and loop back down Cannon, past Fullerton Avenue, through Lincoln Park Zoo, exiting out the Conservatory Gate and finish back on Stockton and Webster at the zoo’s West Gate.

The Safari Stampede mini obstacle course will be held on the South Lawn, near Park Place Café, inside Lincoln Park Zoo gates.

No dogs allowed on course. Strollers are welcome, but runners must start at the back of the heat.

Safari Stampede

The Safari Stampede is a mini obstacle course for kids to express their inner animal! Children ages 8 and under 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. The event sold out last year, so register early!

Volunteers Needed

Be a part of the excitement by volunteering. Volunteers are needed for a variety of jobs. Receive a special souvenir T-shirt. For more information, 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

All participants receive a T-shirt with paid registration.

REGISTRATION Feb. 2–April 10 April 11–May 15 May 16–June 4 Race Day
10K Run (chip-timed) $35 $40 $45 $55
5K Run/Walk (chip-timed) $30 $35 $40 $50

Safari Stampede (Ages  8 and under)

$13 $15 $17 $20

(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, 2015. We do not offer discounts on event day.)

Pre-Register & Packet Pickup

You can register and pick up your packets at Lincoln Park Zoo! You will receive your runner number, disposable timing chip, T-shirt and event information. Come early to get your desired T-shirt size.

Friday, May 29, 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
Lincoln Park Zoo
2200 N. Cannon Drive
(free one-hour parking)

Saturday, May 30, 9 a.m.–2 p.m.
New Balance Chicago
2369 N. Clark Street
(free validated parking at Belden Self-Park)

Sunday, June 1, 6:30–8:30 a.m.
Lincoln Park Zoo
2200 N. Cannon Drive
(free one-hour parking)

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!

Chip Timing

The Chronotrack Disposable Chip comes attached to a plastic strip that is already adhered to your bib number. No need to wait until race day to pick up your chip—it’s already on your bib when you go to a pre-registration/packet pickup event!

The chip tag should be peeled from the bib on race day and attached to your shoelaces—adhesive tabs and your shoelaces keep the tag in place. You must cross the special mats at the start and finish lines in order for your time to be recorded. After crossing the finish line, the tag is yours to discard or to keep as a souvenir of your experience at United Run for the Zoo.

 

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


Partners

Presented by:

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Supported by:

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Produced by:

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