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Zoo Run Run for Animal Care and Conservation Fund

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Join us September 21st for the return of ZOO RUN RUN - with courses entirely within the park!

5K Chip-Timed Race - Begins at 8:30 a.m.
5K Fun Run - Begins at 8:40 a.m.
5K Fun Walk - Begins at 8:50 a.m.

Each year more species lose their race for survival and disappear from the wild. But it is a race we can win, and YOU CAN HELP!  The Chicago Zoological Society Animal Care and Conservation Fund is dedicated to making a difference for these species across the globe.

Tell your friends.  Form a team.
It will be a race you will always remember and the most serious fun you'll ever have.

Begin in a forest under a canopy of 100-year-old oaks.

Be inspired by rescued white pelicans from the Gulf.
Dip past the Living Coast.
Soar by the condors and bald eagles.
Thunder by bison in Great Bear Wilderness.
Gallop past giraffes, zebras and camels.
Encounter endangered black rhino and pygmy hippos.
Marvel at the big cats - lions, tigers, and snow leopards.

That and so much more is  the ZOO RUN RUN experience, with 5K routes set entirely within Brookfield Zoo's 216 acre nature park!

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Registration Fees:

Early Bird Discount (April 27th - June 30th)
  • 5K-Chip Timed Race - $30
  • 5K Fun Run/ Walk - $25
Regular Pricing (July 1st - September 20th)
  • 5K - Chip Timed Race - $35
  • 5K Fun Run/Walk - $30
Day of Registration (September 21st) - No Discounts
  • 5K - Chip Timed Race - $40
  • 5K Fun Run/Walk - $35

Zoo Members -
look for your customized registration Coupon Code in members' emails and enter it on the registration form for your discount. Questions, call the Membership office at 708-688-8341.

Packet Pick Up Dates:
  • Saturday, September 13th - 10AM-6PM in the North Parking Lot
  • Thurday, September 18th - 12PM-6PM in the North Parking Lot
  • Sunday, September 21st (Race Day) - Beginning at 7AM in the North Parking Lot

      Bring family and friends with to cheer you on, at no additional charge!
(*Guests must arrive with a registered participant and will not be allowed to exit and return.)

     Interested in Fundraising for the
Chicago Zoological Society
Animal Care and Conservation Fund?



The more you fundraise, the more you win!

$100 = a special long-sleeved commemorative ZooRunRun shirt                    

$250 = a $25 Brookfield Zoo Gift Certificate plus the previous level premiums

$500 = an additional $25 Brookfield Zoo Gift Certificate, a complimentary upgrade on your next purchased membership, plus the previous levels premiums

$750 = a voucher towards a Backstage Adventure experience at Brookfield Zoo, plus the previous levels premiums

$1,000 = Two (2) tickets to Brookfield Zoo’s Wines in the Wild, held on Saturday, October 18, 2014, plus the previous levels premiums

Top Fundraiser = Receive a VIP Red Carpet Day of experiences at Brookfield Zoo, plus the previous levels premiums


Form a team and win even more!

Each team raising $2,500 or more will receive a private reception for 20 including a unique animal experience at Brookfield Zoo

All members of teams are eligible for individual prizing listed above.


Employees and Volunteers of the Chicago Zoological Society are not eligible to participate in the above fundraising premiums. Premiums valued at over $600 per fundraiser will be reported to the IRS as required by law.  For complete guidelines, please click here