News Release

September 14, 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact : Sondra Katzen
Chicago Zoological Society
708.688.8351
sondra.katzen@czs.org


Still Time to Register for Brookfield Zoo’s Zoo Run Run for the Conservation Fund
First Time in Run’s History Takes Place Inside Zoo

      Brookfield, Ill.—There is still time to register for Brookfield Zoo’s Zoo Run Run for the Conservation Fund on Sunday, September 25. So, whether you are fast like a lion or prefer a more leisurely stroll like a turtle, the Zoo Run Run will fit your pace. All registered runners and walkers may bring family and friends to cheer them on and enjoy the park afterwards at no additional charge.

Zoo Run Run, which will take place entirely inside the zoo, features a 5K chip-timed run as well as 5K and 3K fitness fun run/walks. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Chicago Zoological Society’s Conservation Fund, which supports research and education efforts around the world and at Brookfield Zoo, including the Center for the Science of Animal Welfare and the Center for Conservation Leadership.

The 5K competitive run begins at 8:30 a.m. in the zoo’s Discovery Center parking lot at 8:30 a.m. and will take participants past several animal exhibits, including Baboon Island, the Formal Pool, The Living Coast, Great Bear Wilderness, 31st Street Yards, Pachyderm House, and Big Cats. The 5K and 3K walkers will begin their trek immediately following the runners.

In addition to all participants receiving free admission to the zoo for themselves as well as their family and friends, they will get an official Zoo Run Run T-shirt. The registration fee is $30 ($5 discount for Brookfield Zoo members) and $35 for all who register on race day. Packets will be available for pickup on race day starting at 7:00 a.m. An awards ceremony will take place on the East Mall at approximately 10:30 a.m.

For further information and to register as an individual or a team, go to www.CZS.org/ZooRunRun. The event is sponsored by Walgreens and American Airlines.

The mission of the Chicago Zoological Society, which manages Brookfield Zoo, is to inspire conservation leadership by connecting people with wildlife and nature. Open every day of the year, Brookfield Zoo is located off First Avenue between the Stevenson (I-55) and Eisenhower (I-290) expressways and is also accessible via the Tri-State Tollway (I-294), Metra commuter line, CTA, and PACE bus service.
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