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Race Results

Race results from the June 1, 2019 Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals will be posted shortly after the race.

Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals 5K/10K and Kids 1/2-Mile Race Event

Saturday, June 1, 2019 | Downtown Wheaton
Race Start: 7:30A (5K/10K); 8:45A (1/2-Mile)

Support Cosley Zoo by participating in one of the Chicago suburbs’ largest and most popular 5K/10K runs!



  • Race shirt for the first 2,500 runners (sizes available on a first-come, first-served basis at packet pick up and race day)
  • New in 2019 – All participants receive a finisher medal!
  • Chip-timed race results. The Kids 1/2-Mile is an untimed fun run.
  • Party in the Park post-race party and awards ceremony. Includes complimentary beverage (must be 21+ with valid ID for beer).


Saturday, June 1, 2019 starting at 6:15A in Memorial Park, 208 W. Union, Wheaton.


Pair of running shoes awarded to first place overall male and female finishers in the 5K and 10K courtesy of Dick Pond Athletics. Second and third place overall male and female finishers in the 5K and 10K will receive Dick Pond Gift Cards.

Age category awards are given to the top three male and female finishers per category in both the 5K and 10K: 14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70-74, 75-79, 80 & up.

All runners will receive a finisher medal at the finish line.

The overall winners are determined by gun time and age group winners by chip time per Chicago Area Runners Association guidelines.



The course is USATF certified (#IL14055JW, #IL14054JW)
The Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals is certified by the Chicago Area Runner’s Association.
The 10K course is part of the Chicago Area Runner’s Association Circuit Series.

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Any important announcements, or weather-related delays will be posted on the Run for the Animals Facebook page and on RainoutLine.

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2019 Cosley Run FAQ (PDF)

Please contact Race Director Michelle Artis with race questions at 630.510.5135 or at martis@wheatonparks.org.

Run for the Animals 2018 Slideshow


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Presenting Sponsor

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Neighborhood Loans
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Date:Saturday, June 1, 2019

5K/10K Race Start: 7:30A
Kids 1/2-Mile Race Start 8:45A


Downtown Wheaton
208 W. Union Avenue
Wheaton, IL 60187


Packet Pick-Up & Race Day Pricing:
5K/10K: $45
Kids 1/2-Mile: $20

PHOTO RELEASE: The Wheaton Park District takes photographs or video of participants promoting our programs, services, events, activities, and facilities in our brochures, website or agency social media, etc. By participating in or attending any Wheaton Park District activities the participant (or parent/guardian of a minor participant) agrees to the use and distribution of his or her image (or image of a minor child/ward) in photographs, video recordings, and any other electronic reproductions of such activities for any purpose without inspection, compensation, or any other consideration now and in the future.