ZooRunRun for the Animal Care and Conservation Fund

Location: Throughout the park

Date: Sunday, September 10, 2017

Presented by   Gatorade     Sponsored by 

Glide past lemurs and ravens. Bound past Nigerian dwarf goats. Wade past The Swamp. Be inspired by rescued white pelicans. Dip past The Living Coast. Soar by the condors and bald eagles. Thunder by bison. Gallop past giraffes, zebras, and camels. Encounter endangered black rhinos and pygmy hippos. Marvel at the Big Cats- lions, tigers, and snow leopards.

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Join us September 10, 2017, for the return of the Brookfield ZooRunRun - with courses entirely within the world renowned Brookfield Zoo! 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 and with each race entry, we will raise both awareness and funds for this great cause.

Run individually, with your friends or better yet - team up and race against other family members, teammates or colleagues. It will be a race you will always remember and the most serious fun you'll ever have! Each participant will receive a self wicking t-shirt, a bib containing your timing chip as well as snacks and beverages! 

And that's not all...Bring your family and friends in FOR FREE to help cheer you on and enjoy the zoo.

New this year! A 1-Mile Kids Dash (ages 4-13).

Start Time:
The 5k chip-timed race will kick off promptly at 8:30am on Sunday, September 10th and the 5k Fun Walk will follow immediately.

The 1-Mile Kids Dash will start at 9:30am

Packet Pickup:
Early packet pick-up will be available at North Parking on Friday September 8th from 12pm - 7pm and Saturday, September 9th from 10am - 6pm.

Stick around after completing your course for the post-race festival with music, food, beverages and award giveaways.

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5K Course Map & 1 Mile Kids Dash

Dinos & Dragons

Dinos & Dragons!

Dinos & Dragons, presented by Meijer, has roared to life at Brookfield Zoo for the summer, including a live Komodo Dragon and other amazing reptiles!


Backstage Adventures at Brookfield Zoo

New Penguin Encounters!

Join us for a unique close encounter with Humboldt penguins at Brookfield Zoo.

Sign Up for Zoo Classes

Parents and young explorers can experience serious fun at one of our Family Play Classes!

Teacher Classes at Brookfield Zoo

Register for Teacher Classes

Teachers can choose from a wide variety of uniqe courses for continuing education credit at Brookfield Zoo.

Free Admission for Military Personnel

To show appreciation for the hard work and dedication of the men and women in the United States Armed Forces, the Chicago Zoological Society is offering free admission to Brookfield Zoo to all active, reservist, and retired members of the military. Qualified personnel who present a valid ID at one of the zoo's admission booths will be admitted free of charge.