United Run for the Zoo
The 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: Runs over 10K and 5K, a 5K fun walk and a children's obstacle course.
Proceeds benefit the Lincoln Park Zoo, the oldest zoo in the country and one of the last free public institutions in America.
Runners follow scenic courses along the lakefront and through Lincoln Park with the finish taking them through the main zoo grounds. Trees, turns and minor inclines along the way merit runners attention.