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Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals 5K/10K & Zippity Zoo Run

One of the suburbs’ largest 5K/10K Runs. First 2500 runners receive a long-sleeve tech t-shirt. Post-race includes music, awards and refreshments. Walking is permitted. All registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.This race is hosted by the Cosley Foundation to raise funds for the development and renovation of exhibits at Cosley Zoo.


Online Registration
Online Registration is available through Online registration closes on Monday, June 1, 2015 at 11:59 PM Pacific Time.

In-Person Registration
June 3-4 | 8am-8pm: During packet pickup at the Community Center
June 6 | 6-6:45am: On race day at Memorial Park


- Until 5/5 5/6-6/1* 6/3 & 6/4 (Packet Pickup) 6/6 (Race Day)
5K/10K $30 $35 $38 $40
1/2 Mile $15 $15 $18 $20

Please note: CARA members are eligible for a $3 discount
*Online registration closes on June 1, 2015 at 11:59pm Pacific Time.

Safety: The runners safety is of the utmost importance. Therefore, bicycles, in-line skates, stroller, other-wheeled vehicles (except wheelchairs and other accessibility devices) are not allowed. Animals are also not permitted on the race course or in Memorial Park (except for service animals).

Course Details: The Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals is a USATF certified course. The course winds through the streets of downtown Wheaton. The 10K will include Northside Park as part of the route. Cosley Run Map 2015 (PDF)

Packet Pick-Up: Packet Pick-Up will be held on Wednesday, June 3 and Thursday, June 4 from 8am to 8pm at the Wheaton Park District Community Center at 1777 S. Blanchard Road in Wheaton. Registration is available during packet pick up for $38 for 5k/10k and $18 for Zippity Zoo Run. Race day packet pick up will be available from 6am to 6:45am in Memorial Park. Registration on race day will be $40 for 5k/10k and $20 for Zippity Zoo.

Volunteers: Volunteers are essential to the success of the race. All volunteers receive a t-shirt and a breakfast. If you would like to volunteer, please contact Randy Tucker at

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

Sponsorship Opportunities: For details, download the Cosley Run Sponsorship Packet (PDF) or contact Sarah O’Donnell, Director of Development, at or 630.510.4986.

The Cosley Run for the Animals is a CARA Certified Race
This race has applied for and received the Chicago Area Runners Association (CARA) designation as a CARA CERTIFIED RACE. This race has agreed to adhere to and uphold CARA’s Best Practices Guidelines. These Guidelines embody the highest standards for quality, safety, and comfort for participants in a road race.

Due to CARA’s advocacy efforts, runners in the Chicagoland area enjoy some of the highest quality road races in the country. To view the Guidelines and to learn more about CARA, visit

CARA is a non-profit organization devoted to expanding, motivating, supporting, and celebrating the running community of Chicagoland. CARA connects runners to resources that enable them to run – farther, faster, better, for life.


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