Run for the Zoo 2022

Calendar Icon June 5
Clock Icon 7:30 a.m.
Clock Icon $25-$54
Age Icon All Ages


Your favorite, friendly race is back and in-person! Whether you’re a runner, a walker, a person who uses a wheelchair, or someone who just doesn’t want to be caught “lion” around, you can move your tail as part of the zoo community. Choose between chip-timed, U.S.A. Track & Field-certified 5k and 10k courses that are flat, scenic, and suited to all abilities. Then, get ready to enjoy an inclusive and fun post-race celebration. For kids between ages 3–8, the Kids’ Course offers a more playful way to interact with the natural world.

All participants receive unique swag and become connected to a longtime tradition that directly supports animal care and wildlife conservation at Lincoln Park Zoo.


Run for the Zoo 10K Run ($54)

Run for the Zoo 5K Run/Walk ($49)

Kids' Course ($25)

Virtual 5K or 10K ($49-$54)


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