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Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals

June 2 @ 7:30 am - 10:00 am

One of the Chicago suburbs’ largest annual runs, the Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals 5K/10K returns for another year! Proceeds benefit The Cosley Foundation, Inc., which provides financial support for capital improvements to Wheaton’s five-acre zoo.

The first 2,500 runners receive a long-sleeve tech t-shirt. All are invited to stay for post-race refreshments and an awards ceremony.

The top three male and female finishers in the 5K and 10K races will receive a free pair of shoes compliments of Nike and Dick Pond Athletics. Medals will be given to the top three finishers in each age division.

The ½-mile Zippity Zoo Run, for children ages 5 to 10, kicks off at 8:45A. All Zippity Zoo participants receive a shirt and medal.

Strollers are allowed. Anyone participating with a stroller must start in the stroller corral at the rear of the race, regardless of expected pace.


Wheaton Park District


Memorial Park
Wheaton, Illinois 60187 USA + Google Map