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Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals Logo

One of the Chicago Suburbs’ Largest 5K/10K Runs

5K – 10K – 1/2-Mile Zippity Zoo

Don’t miss this popular community run that supports Cosley Zoo! The first 2,500 runners receive a long sleeve Tech T-shirt and all are invited to stay for post-race refreshments and an awards ceremony.

The top three male and female finishers in the 5K and 10K races will receive a free pair of shoes compliments of Nike and Dick Pond Athletics. Medals will be given to the top three finishers in each age division.

The ½ mile Zippity Zoo Run, for children ages 5-10, steps off at 8:45 AM. All Zippity Zoo participants receive a shirt and medal.

No strollers are allowed on the race route. 

Be sure to stick around and enjoy the Taste of Wheaton festivities.

Frequently Asked Questions (PDF)

USATF Certification Number: IL14055JW

5K & 10K

Through 5/3 5/4 – 5/29 Packet Pick Up (5/31 & 6/1)
Race Day (6/3)
Individual $30 $35 $40

Zippity Zoo 1/2 Mile

Through 5/29 Packet Pick Up (5/31 & 6/1)
Race Day (6/3)
Individual $15 $20

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The Run for the Animals is CARA Certified & a CARA Runners’ Choice Circuit Race

CARA Circuit Races Logo This race has applied for and received the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) designation as a CARA CERTIFIED RACE. This race has agreed to adhere to and uphold CARA’s Best Practices Guidelines. These Guidelines embody the highest standards for quality, safety, and comfort for participants in a road race.

Due to CARA’s advocacy efforts, runners in the Chicagoland area enjoy some of the highest quality road races in the country. To view the guidelines and to learn more about CARA, visit www.cararuns.org.

CARA is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding, motivating, supporting, and celebrating the running community of Chicagoland. CARA connects runners to resources that enable them to run – farther, faster, better, for life.

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