United Run for the Zoo 2012
Chicago, Illinois
Sunday, June 3, 2012 8:00 AM (Central Standard Time)
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Online registration is now closed for the 2012 United Run for the Zoo. We will be accepting new registration at the Packet Pick-Up tomorrow June 2nd at the Cafe at Wild Things (Inside Lincoln Park Zoo) between 8am-2pm.

We will also be accepting registration on Race Day from 6:30am - 7:30am
Questions? Contact the Administrator
Contact:Special Events Management
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Lincoln Park Zoo (Cannon Drive and Fullerton Pkwy), Chicago, IL
About United Run for the Zoo
The only race in Chicago where the route actually goes through the Zoo. The animals cheer you on!

United Run for the Zoo is one of Chicago's oldest running events, attracting children and adult athletes of all levels of ability to compete in a myriad of athletic events. Proceeds benefit Lincoln Park Zoo, the oldest zoo in the country and one of the last free public institutions in America.
Registration Fees
5K/10K Run (Non Zoo Members):
$30 through 4/30
$35 through 6/2
$40 Event Day(6/3)

*5K/10K Run (Zoo Members):
$25 through 4/30
$30 through 6/2
*No member discounts on race day (6/3)*

5K Fun Walk (Non Zoo Members; 6 and Under Free):
$25 through 4/30
$30 through 6/2
$35 Event Day (6/3)

*5K Fun Walk (Zoo Members; 6 and Under Free):
$20 through 4/30
$25 through 6/2
*No member discounts on race day(6/3)*

The Rhino Rush is a free event for children age 10 and under. If you would like a t-shirt for your child, one can be purchased for $11.

Chip Timing - Chronotrack Disposable Chip Tags!
This year's event features 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 United Run for the Zoo.
New Balance Tech Top T-Shirts
Tech Shirts in 2012! All paid registrants will receive a Tech Top from New Balance. Sizes are customized for men and women.
Schedule of Races (Start Times)
5K Run & Walk: 8:00a.m.
10K Run: 8:30a.m.
Rhino Rush: 10:00a.m. approximately

**Start Times are still subject to city approval**
Pre-Registration / Packet Pick-Up

Starfruit - 2142 N Halsted Street

Saturday, May 26 from 10am - 5pm

New Balance Chicago - 2369 N Clark Street
(1 hour free validated parking at Belden Self Park @ Clark & Belden)

Tuesday, May 29 from 10am - 6pm

Lincoln Park Zoo - Kovler Lion House - 2200 N Cannon Dr
(First 1 Hour of Parking in Zoo Lot is Free)

Thursday, May 31 from 4pm - 7pm

Saturday, June 2 from 9am - 2pm

Race Day Registration
Registration and race day packet pick-up will take place at Lincoln Park Zoo (near the Gateway Pavillion) starting at 6:30a.m. Please arrive early to assure proper and accurate registration. Registration ends 15 minutes prior to the start of each event.
Members of Lincoln Park Zoo
If you are a member of Lincoln Park Zoo and you register before the event, you are eligible for a $5 discount. You will need to provide your membership number to receive the discount. The discount will not be available on race day.
Who are you registering?
Please Select an Event*

Are you a member of the Lincoln Park Zoo?*
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, the City of Chicago, Chicago Park District, Lincoln Park Zoo, United Airlines, New Balance Chicago, 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 and release*