2022 Run for the Zoo

As one of the oldest short-distance races in Chicago, the 54th Annual Run for the Zoo USATF Certified course will again take place largely on and around the beautiful grounds of Lincoln Park Zoo. The 2022 Run for the Zoo course will take racers on a journey winding past winged creatures, gallop alongside gazelles, and race next to rhinos. After you complete the race, join all participants for a post-race celebration on the zoo’s Main Mall. The race often sells out before race day. Enjoy this unique opportunity to register in advance for the 54th annual Run for the Zoo.

10K Run

$44 Price increases after March 24, 2022 at 11:59pm CDT

5K Run / Walk

Events: 5K Run 5K Walk

Safari Stampede

$25 Price increases after May 26, 2022 at 11:59pm CDT


$39 - $44
Events: Virtual 5K Virtual 10K

Supporter Medal

Participants who donate a minimum of $25 will earn a commemorative supporter medal!
Lincoln Park Zoo is home to more than 800 animals, including more than 50 threatened or endangered species. Each day, thanks to the support of generous donors like you, they receive specially formulated diets, expert veterinary care, and customized enrichment to keep them active and healthy.


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Your registration helps make possible state-of-the-art animal care, worldwide conservation, and wide-ranging education programs. Every guests participating in Lincoln Park Zoo’s public events helps to conserve wildlife and keep our gates open and free 365 days a year.

Zoo members receive a $5 discount on the 5K and 10K, if registered by June 1, 2022. Enter the first 3 digits of your member number in the promo code section before check out.

*While the event is scheduled for Sunday, June 5, 2022 - all other information is subject to change*

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