Brookfield Zoo Run Run for the CZS Conservation Fund 2012
Brookfield, Illinois
Sunday, September 23, 2012 8:30 AM (Central Standard Time)
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Each year more species lose their race for survival and disappear from the wild.
But it is a race we can win, and YOU CAN HELP.

The Chicago Zoological Society Conservation Fund is dedicated to
making a difference for these species across the globe.

Join us at Zoo Run Run and raise funds to support saving these
incredible animals and their natural environments.
And bring your family and friends with to cheer you on...

*For free admission, guests must arrive with runner and may not exit/return.

Begin in a forest under a canopy of 100 year-old oaks
Be inspired by rescued White Pelicans from the Gulf
Dip past the Living Coast
Thunder by Bison in Great Bear Wilderness
Gallop past Giraffes, Zebras and Camels
Encounter endangered Black Rhino and Hippos
Marvel at the Big Cats - Lions, Tigers, Snow Leopards
That and so much more is the ZOO RUN RUN experience,
with 5K and 3K routes set entirely within this 216 acre nature park!

The Chicago Zoological Society Conservation Fund is dedicated to making a difference for these species across the globe. Join us at Zoo Run Run and raise funds to support saving these incredible animals and their natural environments.

Once registered, you'll have the opportunity to raise funds as an individual or as part of a team. And to thank you for your efforts, you'll be rewarded with some GREAT prizes!
Registration Fees

5K Chip-Timed Run, 5K Fun Walk, 3K Fun Walk (Non Zoo Members):
$25 through 7/31
$30 through 9/22
$35 Event Day(9/23)

*5K Chip-Timed Run, 5K Fun Walk, 3K Fun Walk(Zoo Members):
$20 through 7/31
$25 through 9/22
Donation Incentive Prizes

$100 = Special long-sleeved ZooRunRun Fundraiser shirt
$250 = $25 Brookfield Zoo Gift Certificate + $100 level prizing
$500 = $50 Brookfield Zoo Gift Certificate + 4 tickets to Creatures of the Night + $100 & $250 level prizing
$750 = 2 Tickets to Nights in the Wild + $100, $250 & $500 level prizing
$1,000 = Wild Encounter + $100, $250, $500 & $750 level prizing
Grand Prize = 2 American Airlines tickets + $100, $250, $500, $750 & $1,000 level prizing

All members of teams are eligible for individual prizing.
Each team raising $2,500 or more will receive a private reception for 20 including a unique viewing experience at Brookfield Zoo.

For detailed description of fundraising prizing, visit
All events will follow a course inside the beautiful 216 acres of Brookfield Zoo. The new 2012 5K Run course is certified by USA Track and Field. Brookfield Zoo in located at the intersection of 31st and First Avenune in Brookfield, Illinois.
Schedule of Races (Start Times)
All events begin promptly at 8:30am. Participants will be asked to line up with chip-timed runners first, 5K walkers next, and 3K walkers finishing off the procession.
Chip Timing - Chronotrack Disposable Chip Tags!
This year's event features the latest in timing technology: The Chronotrack Disposable Chip! The computer chip comes attached to a plastic strip that is already adhered to your bib #. No need to wait until race day to pick up your chip - it's already on your bib when you go to a Pre-Registration/Packet Pick-Up event!

The chip tag should be peeled from the bib on race day and attached to your shoelaces - adhesive tabs and your shoelaces keep the tag in place. You must cross the special mats at the start and finish lines in order for your time to be recorded.

After crossing the finish line, the tag is your's to dispose of or to keep as a souvenir of your experience at the Zoo Run Run for Conservation Fund.
Pre-Registration / Packet Pick-Up
Online Registration will close on Saturday, September 22nd at 6pm.
Registrations on 9.22.12 are not guaranteed the a t-shirt in the chosen size on race day. If shirt is not available it will be mailed to participant after the race. Please note, all registrations on Friday, Sept. 21 & Saturday, Sept. 22 can only do packet pick-up on race day, Sunday, Sept. 23, beginning at 7:00 a.m.
Packet Pickup

Brookfield Zoo- North Parking Lot
Saturday, September 15- 10am to 5pm
Friday, September 21- 2pm to 7pm

Discover Center Lot
Event Day- 7:00am to 8:15am

Mail direct option is available for 2012, please select during the registration process. Mailing option is only available through 8/31.
Race Day Registration
Registration and race day packet pick-up will take place inside the Brookfield Zoo (at the Discovery Center - North Gate) starting at 7:00a.m. Please arrive early to ensure proper and accurate registration. Registration ends 15 minutes prior to the start of each event.
Who are you registering?
Click if you are a Brookfield Zoo member. You will be asked to enter the member promo code at checkout for your discounted registration fee.
Click if you are an employee of the Chicago Zoological Society. You will asked for the employee registration code at check-out.
Please Select an Event*

Waiver and Release
I know that running and/or walking a road race is a potentially hazardous activity. I should not enter and run or walk unless I am medically able and properly trained. I agree to abide by any decision of a race official relative to my ability to safely complete the course. I assume all risks associated with running and walking in this event, including but not limited to: falls, contact with other participants, the effects of the weather, including low temperatures and/or wind chill, traffic and conditions of the road. All such risks being known and appreciated by me. Having read this waiver and knowing these facts and in consideration of this entry, I hereby for myself, heirs, executors, and administrators waive any and all claims I may have for damages against Chicago Running and Special Events Management Inc. dba Special Events Management, Brookfield Zoo, the Chicago Zoological Society and Forest Preserve District of Cook County and all sponsors and individuals associated with the event, their representatives and successors, and assignees for any and all injuries suffered by me in connection with this event, including pre and post race activities. I hereby grant permission to CSEM and its authorized agents to use my name, photographs, videotapes, motion pictures in connection with this event, including recording any other record of my participation in this event for any purpose. There will be a $30.00 fee for all returned checks. Sorry no refunds.
I understand and agree to the waiver.*
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