2014 Run for the Animals 5K/10K
and Zippity Zoo Run


JUNE 7, 2014


Thank you to all the participants, volunteers, sponsors and spectators who made this year's event such a success!

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The Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals, named BEST 5k/10k in the Midwest by Competitor Magazine in 2011 is a CARA registered and electronically timed race.

Race hosted by the Cosley Foundation to raise funds for the development and renovation of exhibits at Cosley Zoo.

Please contact Ryan Miller, Race Director at rmiller@wheatonparks.org or 630.510.5135.

The Cosley Run for the Animals is a CARA Certified Race

This race has applied for and received the Chicago Area Runners Association 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.

The Chicago Area Runners Association (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.



Thank you to our 2014 event partners!


Presenting By:




Event Sponsors:

Post Race Refreshments & Stretching Sponsors:

Paws for Breakfast Sponsors:

Betty Bradshaw

The Pape Law Firm



Media Sponsor:

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The Run for the Animals is a CARA Certified Race.

Don't forget to Paws for Breakfast!

Saturday, June 7 | 7-11A
Memorial Park Building

(208 W. Union, Wheaton)

$8 adults / $6 children under 12
& seniors (55 & over)

Tickets are available at the door.

Proceeds benefit Cosley Zoo.

•  Homemade pancakes
• Scrambled eggs
•  Breakfast potatoes & sausage
•  English muffins
•  Juice, milk & coffee