A Chicago Favorite, Lincoln Park Zoo’s 43rd Annual Run for the Zoo 5K/10K Returns in a Virtual Format

This June Run for Wildlife and Support the Zoo during this Critical Time, Registration Open

Chicago (March 9, 2021) — Lace up your running shoes and head outdoors for Lincoln Park Zoo’s 43rd annual Run for the Zoo! From June 5-13, complete the chosen distance at your own pace from anywhere. Registration is open for the virtual 5K run/walk, 10K run, and children’s race, Safari Stampede. All proceeds from this race help keep Lincoln Park Zoo free.

“Virtual Run for the Zoo is a safe way to enjoy the outdoors, connect with nature, and support your zoo,” said Zoo Director Megan Ross, Ph.D. “When you register for Run for the Zoo, you’re not only supporting the zoo as a Chicago staple, but unparalleled animal care and wildlife conservation”.

This year’s race returns in a virtual format, allowing registrants from across the country to participate in the beloved race, stay safe, practice social distancing, and support the nation’s only privately-managed free admission zoo.

Participants who donate or raise a minimum of $25 will earn a commemorative supporter medal.

Race options vary in price, starting at $24.99 for the virtual 5K/10K supporter package, $39.99 for the virtual 5K/10K premium care package, and $24.99 for the virtual Safari Stampede (recommended for ages 10 and under). Unique swag and special zoo experiences vary by chosen package. Lincoln Park Zoo members receive a $5 discount on the 5K and 10K packages. Membership options are available at lpzoo.org/membership. To learn more about Lincoln Park Zoo, visit lpzoo.org.

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About Lincoln Park Zoo

Lincoln Park Zoo inspires communities to create environments where wildlife will thrive in our urbanizing world. The zoo is a leader in local and global conservation, animal care and welfare, learning, and science. A historic Chicago landmark founded in 1868, Lincoln Park Zoo is a privately managed, member-supported nonprofit organization and is free and open 365 days a year. Visit us at lpzoo.org.