September 12, 2021
Whether you’re fast like a cheetah or prefer a more leisurely stroll like a tortoise, Brookfield Zoo Run fits all paces. The fun-filled event, presented by Aquafina and Gatorade and sponsored by DuPage Medical Group, features a chip-timed 5k race and a chip-timed 1-mile race for kids ages 4-13. The 5k, which begins at 8:30 a.m., costs $35-$45 depending on registration date. The 1-mile race for youngsters follows at 9:30 a.m. and costs $25. Each runner will receive a sling backpack, bib containing timing chip, and snacks and beverages. Make it a full day at the zoo—bring family and friends in for free to cheer you on and visit the animals after the races! Proceeds from the event will go towards the Chicago Zoological Society’s Animal Care and Conservation Fund. To register and for further information, go to CZS.org/ZooRun2021.