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

Saturday, June 1, 2019 | Downtown Wheaton
5K/10K Race Start: 7:30A | Kids’ ½ Mile Race Start 8:45A

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

REGISTRATION & ENTRY FEES:

5K/10K Super Early Bird

$35until 4/30/2019
  • Packet Pick Up & Race Day Pricing: $45

5K/10K Early Bird

$405/1/2019 to 5/27/2019
  • Packet Pick Up & Race Day Pricing: $45

Kids’ ½ Mile Early Bird

$15until 5/27/2019
  • Packet Pick Up & Race Day Pricing: $20

View the 2018 Run for the Animals Slideshow
Run for the Animals 2018 Slideshow
Register

RACE REGISTRATION INCLUDES:

  • 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’ ½ 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).

PACKET PICK UP:

Thursday, May 30, 2019 8A-7P at the Wheaton Park District Community Center, 1777 S. Blanchard St.

AWARDS & MEDALS:

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.

First through third place male and female age group winners will be awarded medals.

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.

RACE MAP:

COURSE INFORMATION:

The course is USATF certified (#IL14055JW)
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.

CARA Circuit Races Logo

QUESTIONS?

FAQ (PDF)

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

SPONSORS:

Northwestern Medicine Logo

Presenting Sponsor

Dick Pond Athletics Logo
PPFC Logo
wheaton park district logo

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

Saturday, June 1, 2019 | Downtown Wheaton
5K/10K Race Start: 7:30A | Kids’ ½ Mile Race Start 8:45A

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

REGISTRATION & ENTRY FEES:

5K/10K Super Early Bird

$35until 4/30/2019
  • Packet Pick Up & Race Day Pricing: $45

5K/10K Early Bird

$405/1/2019 to 5/27/2019
  • Packet Pick Up & Race Day Pricing: $45

Kids’ ½ Mile Early Bird

$15until 5/27/2019
  • Packet Pick Up & Race Day Pricing: $20

Register

RACE REGISTRATION INCLUDES:

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’ ½ 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).

PACKET PICK UP:

Thursday, May 30, 2019 8A-7P at the Wheaton Park District Community Center, 1777 S. Blanchard St.

AWARDS & MEDALS:

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.

First through third place male and female age group winners will be awarded medals.

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.

COURSE INFORMATION:

The course is USATF certified (#IL14055JW)
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.

CARA Circuit Races Logo

QUESTIONS?

FAQ (PDF)

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

SPONSORS:

Northwestern Medicine Logo

Presenting Sponsor

Dick Pond Athletics Logo
PPFC Logo
wheaton park district logo

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