Location: Throughout the park

Date: Sunday, September 11, 2022, 8:30 a.m.

Join us on September 11 for the Brookfield ZooRun - 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.

Registration is now open for the 5K Race/Walk and 1-Mile Kids Dash!

·       5k Chip-Timed Race/Walk

·       Early-bird rate (through July 31st): $35.00 + $3.50 SignUp Fee

·       Regular rate (after July 31st): $40.00 + $3.50 SignUp Fee

·       1-Mile Kids Dash 

·       *$30.00 + $3.50 SignUp Fee

Register Now: https://runsignup.com/Race/IL/Brookfield/BrookfieldZooRunRun

All proceeds benefit the Chicago Zoological Society Animal Care and Conservation Fund. Don't forget you can bring your family and friends in for FREE to help cheer you on and enjoy the zoo.


·       6:30 a.m. - Registrants can enter and make their way to the Discovery Center parking lot.

·       8:30 a.m. – 5K chip-timed run will kick off with 5k fun walk immediately following

·       9:30 a.m. – 1-mile kids dash kicks off

·       10:00 a.m. – Prizes announced on stage at in the Discovery Center parking lot.

·       After the Race - Registrants and family can enjoy the Zoo

Click here to view Race Day Map

Your official results will be available on-site at the results tent as well as online after the race. Each participant will receive a bib containing your timing chip as well as snacks and beverages. Awards will be given out for the best times in the following categories:

-       Top 3 Male

-       Top 3 Female

-       Top 3 Kids

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