Brookfield Zoo Run

Location: At home

Date: July 15 through September 30, 2020


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Join us starting July 15th for our VIRTUAL Brookfield Zoo Run. While you might not be running past rhinos, zebras or big cats this year, you can still help support the Chicago Zoological Society Animal Care and Conservation Fund at home while you run past the squirrels, chipmunks and birds.

The Chicago Zoological Society Animal Care and Conservation Fund is dedicated to making a difference for species across the globe and with each race entry, we will raise both awareness and funds for this great cause.
 
HOW A VIRTUAL RUN WORKS:
-July 15th go online and register for the race.
-Once your registration is complete, your running packet will be mailed to you.
-When you get your packet, put on your bib and go out for a run or walk.
-After your run/walk, come back to our website and submit your time.
All registrations will include a numbered bib and a Next Level moisture-wicking t-shirt for all 5k participants and a cotton t-shirt for kids running the 1-miler.
 
PRICING
5K Race/Walk- $40 (includes shipping)
1-Mile Kids Dash - $25 (includes shipping)
 
REGISTRATION

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You have until September 30 to enter your time into the website at CZS.org/ZooRun. If you want to compare your time with those posted by other racers, go to the website after September 6 when all times will be posted.

RESULTS
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For more info and tips on how to post your results, click here.
 
Stretching Tips courtesy of DuPage Medical Group

 T-SHIRTS 
All adult runners will receive a Next Level moisture wicking t-shirt featuring the 2020 Brookfield Zoo Run logo on the front. All adult shirts will be unisex in sizing. Exchanges will NOT be available. 

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All kids running the 1-mile race will receive a cotton t-shirt featuring the 2020 Brookfield Zoo Run logo. Exchanges will NOT be allowed. 
 
NEXT LEVEL T-SHIRTS
-4.3 oz. 60/40 combed ringspun cotton/polyester, 32 singles
-Fabric laundered
-Set-in CVC 1x1 baby rib collar
-Side seams
-Tear away label

NEXT LEVEL T-SHIRT SIZING

Size

XS

S

M

L

XL

 

 

 

Body Length

27

28

29

30

31

 

 

Body Length Tolerance

1/2

1/2

1/2

1/2

1/2

 

 

Body Width

17 1/2

19

20 1/2

22

24

 

 

 

Body Width Tolerance

1/2

1/2

1/2

1/2

1/2

 

 

 

 

GILDAN KIDS T-SHIRTS
-5.3 oz 100% preshrunk cotton
-Seamless double needle 7/8" collar
-Taped neck and shoulders
-Double needle sleeve and bottom hems
-Quarter-turned to eliminate center crease
-Tear away label

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    • GILDAN KIDS T-SHIRT SIZING

 

S

M

L

 

Body Length

22

23 1/2

25

 

Body Length Tolerance

1

1

1

 

Body Width

17

18

19

 

Body Width Tolerance

1/2

1/2

1/2

 

Sizes (US)

10-12

14-16

18-20

 

Sleeve Length (From Center Back)

14 1/2

15 1/2

16 1/2

 


ZOO RUN STRETCHING TIPS, COURTESY OF DUPAGE MEDICAL GROUP
Whether this is your first 5k, or your fiftieth, following these simple pre- and post-race stretches from DuPage Medical Group’s physical therapists will get you moving and help reduce the risk of injury and pain.

PRE-RACE
Try incorporating each of these moves a total of 10 times into your warm-up routine to prevent muscle strain and injury.

1. Raise your knee up like you are marching to lightly grab the knee. Lower and repeat on the other side. Keep the back straight.

2. Raise a straight leg up in front of you, going no higher than parallel to the ground if able. Lower and repeat on the other side. Keep the back straight.

3. Place one leg behind you with the foot flat. Gently twist side to side. Repeat on the other side.

4. Step to the side into a small lateral lunge keeping the opposite knee straight. Step back to the middle and repeat on the other side.

5. Walk bending the knee to bring your foot toward your bottom. If able tap the ankle/foot with your same side hand.

6. With one leg crossed in front of the other, bring your arms overhead. Gently rock your arms side to side. Repeat with the other leg crossed in front.

POST-RACE
After a Run, you may be feeling a little sore. The good news is that race-induced muscle fatigue typically resolves itself within 2-3 days. In the meantime, here are some tips on how to alleviate symptoms.

Stretching - Focus on stretching your gluteal, hamstring, quadriceps, groin, and calf muscles in three sets of 30-60 seconds each.

Ice - Icing can reduce inflammation and soreness. Apply for 15-minute intervals for the first 48 hours after a run. Wait at least one hour between treatments.

Refuel - Rehydrate with milk, protein shakes, or sports drinks. Refuel with foods like nutrition bars, bananas, fruit or yogurt, ideally within 30 minutes of a run, to reduce muscle soreness.

Massage - Massage your muscles to help break up knots and reduce soreness up to 48 hours after a race or run. Foam rollers or tennis balls work great!

If you have a pain that won’t go away or a question about the right running form, the physical therapists at DuPage Medical Group can help. Find out more by calling 630-967-2000 or visit them online. For a complete list of services offered at DuPage Medical Group, visit DuPageMedicalGroup.com.

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Additional questions about Zoo Run? Contact us at marketingteam@czs.org.

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