There is a busy weekend coming up for my family! I am headed to a 10K race here in Kansas — and there is a great run for a great cause in Chicago!
While I wish I were able to be in Chicago this weekend, my life circumstance didn’t allow for that.
But if you are in the Chicago area this weekend, head on over to the Lincoln Park Zoo for the Run For The Zoo 5K, 10K, and Safari Stampede!
You can read more about the benefits of running this event on my previous post — but the top level highlights are :
- you get to finish with the animals IN THE ZOO
- there is an event centered on the kiddos if you aren’t a runner but still want to support the zoo
- great looking swag — shirt for all participants
- supporter medals for those who donate or raise money
- team challenges for additional prizes!
Don’t just take my word for it, check out what previous Run For The Zoo participants are saying :
Overall, it was fun race! It’s flat and fast which is perfect for obtaining a 5k or 10k PR. I’d run it again next year!Amanda Wagner
…I really enjoyed running around the Lincoln Park Zoo and by the lakefront. It was really cool to run past the animals.Jessica Sahyouni
All in all I was thrilled with this race. Very well organized, and really nothing I would change. I did notice that it would be possible, with the start times, to double the 5k and 10k. This could be a fun challenge that the race could officially have in the future.Ben Lamers
While I am unable to travel to Chicago this year to experience the Run For The Zoo (hello 32 weeks pregnant with #2), I can’t wait for the opportunity to make the trip to Chicago next summer with the whole family!