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


JUNE 7, 2014


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We look forward to seeing everyone at the run!


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.

Date and Time:
7:30 am on Saturday, June 7, 2014

Memorial Park (208 W. Union, Wheaton, IL)



Run for the Animals 5K/10K: $30 through 6/2, $38 at packet pickup (6/4-6/5), and $40 on Race Day; CARA members $3 discount

Zippity Zoo Run: $10 through 6/2, $15 at packet pickup (6/4-6/5), and $20 on Race Day.

* All registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Online Reg. Closes:
June 2, 2014 11:59 PM Pacific Time. Registration is only available online through active.com.

The runners’ safety is of the utmost importance. Therefore, bicycles, in-line skates, other-wheeled vehicles (except wheelchairs) and dogs are not allowed. Strollers are also prohibited.

Packet Pick Up:
Packet Pickup will be held on Wednesday, June 4 and Thursday, June 5 from 8am to 8pm at the Wheaton Park District Community Center at 1777 S. Blanchard Road in Wheaton. Registration is available during packet pick up for $35 for 5k/10k and $15 for Zippity Zoo Run. Race day packet pick up will be available from 6am to 6:45am in Memorial Park. Registration on race day will be $40 for 5k/10k and $20 for Zippity Zoo. First 2500 runners receive a long-sleeve tech t-shirt.

Volunteers are essential to the success of the race. All volunteers receive a t-shirt and a breakfast. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Randy Tucker at rtucker@wheatonparks.org.

Course Details: The Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals is a USATF certified course. The course winds through the streets of downtown Wheaton. The 10K will include Northside Park as part of the route.

Course Map (PDF) - Available soon!

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.


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