Lincoln Park Zoo's ZooLights presented by ComEd and Invesco QQQ celebrates its 26th annual sparkling display in 2020!  To commemorate this marathon year, we are proud to announce a NEW accompanying virtual event benefiting Lincoln Park Zoo that will help keep your family festive and fit this season!  Introducing...the Virtual ZooLights Challenge, a fun VIRTUAL event that you and your family can complete at your own pace from wherever you are, anytime between November 27 - January 3!  

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Elf Package

$24.99 Registration ends January 3, 2021 at 11:59pm CST

Rudolf Package

$39.99 Registration ends January 3, 2021 at 11:59pm CST

Santa Package

$59.99 Registration ends January 3, 2021 at 11:59pm CST

Santa's Little Helpers

$24.99 Registration ends January 3, 2021 at 11:59pm CST

How to Participate

1. Choose from four virtual distances: Ultra Marathon (52.4 miles), Marathon (26.2 miles) Half Marathon (13.1 miles) or Kids' distance (2.62 miles).

2. Select your package: Elf, Rudolph, Santa or Santa's Little Helper (ages 10 and under). Participant swag varies by registration package.

3. Log your miles and complete your distance anytime between November 27 - January 3. Share your experience, photos and your favorite Lincoln Park Zoo memories on our event Facebook page!

Elf Package

Each Participant in the Elf Package will receive the following:
* Inaugural ZooLights Challenge Sticker
* Customized Bib
* Personalized Finishers Certificate
* Weekly Motivational Emails

 

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Rudolf Package

Each Participant in the Rudolf Package will receive the following:
* Long Sleeve Participant Shirt
* Access to a special live Virtual Meet-and-Greet with a Lincoln Park Zoo Animal event & Q&A (January 9, 2021at 10 AM CT)
* Inaugural ZooLights Challenge Sticker
* Customized Bib
* Personalized Finishers Certificate
* Weekly Motivational Emails

 

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Santa Package

Each Participant in the Santa Package will receive the following:
* ZooLights "Throwback" classic Ornament
* Two Guaranteed entrance reservations to ZooLights
* Long Sleeve Participant Shirt
* Access to a special live ZooLights Walk Through with the Producer event & Q&A (December 19, 2020 at 7:00 PM CT)
* Inaugural ZooLights Challenge Sticker
* Customized Bib
* Personalized Finishers Certificate
* Weekly Motivational Emails

 

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Santa's Little Helpers

Each Participant in the Santa's Little Helpers Package (for children 10 and under) will receive the following:
* Kid's Participant Shirt
* Access to a special Storytime with Santa on Sunday, December 20, 2020 at 10 am CT
* Inaugural ZooLights Challenge Sticker
* Customized Bib
* Personalized Finishers Certificate
* Weekly Motivational Emails

 

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Earn A Medal!

Show off your commemorative fundraiser medal!  

With your donation of $25, you will receive a race medal!

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Become A Fundraiser!

When you support Lincoln Park Zoo through the ZooLights Challenge, you fund world-class animal care, protect species across the planet, and share the gift of science and nature with the next generation. 

Top Overall Individual Donor or Fundraiser

First Place Overall Individual Donor/Fundraiser: A Free meal for four at The Patio at Cafe Brauer  

Second Place Overall Individual Donor/Fundraiser: Special signed copy of Reach: The Remarkable Impact of Lincoln Park Zoo signed by Zoo Director Megan Ross, Ph.D.

Third Place Overall Individual Donor/Fundraiser: $20 gift card to the Lincoln Park Zoo Gift Shop

Top Overall Team Awards

Overall Team Raising the Most Money for the Zoo: Two tickets, per team member, to Adult Night Out in Summer 2021

Overall Largest Team: A special signed copy of Reach: The Remarkable Impact of Lincoln Park Zoo signed by Zoo Director Megan Ross, Ph.D.

Our Goal - $25,000!

$3,405

Raised of $25,000

$0
$25,000

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