Reindeer Run

Location: Zoowide

Date: Saturday, November 19, 2022


Grab your glow sticks and running shoes and join us on Saturday, November 19 for the Reindeer Run.  With a 2-mile course entirely within Brookfield Zoo, you and your family can "fun run" under the lights and be the first to see the lights of Holiday Magic.  

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  • -Race Start Time: 7:00 p.m.

  • -Non-Member Registration: $30.00 Race Fee + Sign-Up Fee

  • -Member Registration: $25.00 Race Fee + Sign-Up Fee

Fun run individually or with your family and friends! Strollers are welcome and children riding in strollers during the race do NOT need to be registered. Only those walking or running on their own need to be registered.


  • -5:30 p.m. - Registrants can enter and check-in at Brookfield Zoo's North Gate Entrance

  • -5:30 p.m. - 9:00 pm - Pavilions open with music

  • -7:00 p.m. - Reindeer Run begins!

  • -After the Race - Registrants who are 21+ with valid ID can pick up their complimentary beverage, courtesy of Revolution Brewing

Where is packet pick-up?
There is no packet pick-up for Reindeer Run. Simply enter through the North Gate Entrance and check-in to receive your hat and race bib.
Are strollers allowed? 
Yes, strollers are allowed. Runners and walkers with strollers will be asked to line up last. 
Will Reindeer Run be timed? Can I walk?
No, Reindeer Run is a non-competitive, fun run and will not be timed. Participants may walk the course. Prizes will not be awarded.
Will animal buildings be open?
No, animal buildings will not be open during Reindeer Run.   
Can my family watch me run?
Yes, but with very limited access to the zoo. Spectators must remain on the North Mall (Carousel/Pavilions area) during the run. Only registered runners wearing their race bib will be allowed on the course.   
Will food be available for purchase? 
Yes, food will be available for purchase in the Pavilions during Reindeer Run.




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