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SUMMER student special







Cosley Zoo's 35th Annual

Run for the Animals

One of the Chicago Suburbs’ Largest 5K/10K Runs

The 35th Annual Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals is hosted by the Cosley Foundation to raise funds for the development and renovation of exhibits at Cosley Zoo.

The first 2,500 runners receive a long-sleeve tech t-shirt. Post-race includes music, awards and refreshments. Please check back for a detailed race description, map of the race route, partnership information, and more.

Questions? Please contact Ryan Miller, Race Director at or 630.510.5135, or visit the Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals Race Page >

Interested in volunteering? Click here.

Race Registration Fee
Before 5/4/16* Packet Pick-up & Race Day
5K/10K $30 $40
1/2-Mile $15 $20

*Prices increase on May 4, 2016

register online now

Online registration closes on May 30, 2016

Cosley Run for the Animals is fast approaching--Let Parks Plus Fitness Center help you get ready!

Members can utilize the fitness center for their Cross Training days. Not sure you want to join yet, try us out. If you are a Wheaton Park District resident take advantage of your FREE DAY to workout (available once/year) and ask about how you can make it a FREE WEEK! Also, take advantage of stretching sessions Saturday mornings in May!


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Light the Torch Night Run

September 30, 2016 @ 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm

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Race Start: 7pm | Location: Downtown Wheaton

Presented in partnership by Wheaton Park District and the FT Cares Foundation.

The FT Cares Light the Torch 5K Night Run/Walk is a unique race event through downtown Wheaton after sunset. Participants receive glow giveaways, race through luminary lanes, and end with a street fest, featuring a DJ, carnival rides, and food trucks. This is a timed race, runner bibs are chipped.

5K Night Run Highlights

  • Fun for all ages, avid runners, and walkers
  • Lighted Night Run with Luminary Lanes
  • Event kicks off with pre-party at 5:30P; Race starts at 7P
Light the Torch


Before 8/29/16 8/30/16-9/26/16 Packet Pick-up (9/28/16) and

Race Day (9/30/16)
Individual $30 $35 $40
Team* $25 $30 N/A
Child 10 & under $15 $20 $25
*Must have at least 4 to qualify for team rate

Online Reg. Closes: September 27, 2016 12:00am Central Time.

Packet Pick Up: Packet Pickup will be held on Wednesday, September 28 from 10A-7P at the First Trust lobby located at 120 E. Liberty Street in Wheaton. Registration is available during packet pick up and race day for adults $40 and children 10 and under $25, if entry is still available.

Race day packet pick up/registration will be held in the lobby of the First Trust Building from 2:00pm - 6:50pm.

Course Details: Light the Torch Race Map 2016 (PDF)

Safety: The runners’ safety is of the utmost importance. Therefore, bicycles, in-line skates, other-wheeled vehicles (except wheelchairs) and dogs are not allowed.

Interested in volunteering?
Volunteers are essential to the success of the race. volunteer sign up.

Race Questions?
Please contact Ryan Miller, Race Director at or 630.510.5135.

Interested in becoming a Light the Torch event sponsor?
Contact Nicole Kapala at 630.510.4989 or at

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Light the Torch Sponsor Logos 2016

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