Special Events

Cosley Zoo hosts a variety of events every year, including the popular Run for the Animals in June and The Festival of Lights & Christmas Tree Sales in December.

 

paws for breakfast

Saturday, June 4, 2016 | 7am-10am

MARY LUBKO CENTER
208 W. Union, Wheaton

  • Homemade pancakes & scrambled eggs
  • Breakfast potatoes & sausage
  • English muffins
  • Chick-fil-A breakfast sandwiches
  • Juice, milk & coffee

Cooked and served by:
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Ticket Pricing
$8 adults
$6 seniors (55+)/ children (2-12)

Proceeds benefit Cosley Zoo.

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Tickets can also be purchased on site.

Supported by:

  • Gerald Subaru
  • Chick-fil-A
  • Art pape – Foundation President

35th Annual Run for the Animals

Saturday, June 4, 2016 | Memorial Park, Wheaton
Race Start: 5K/10K – 7:30am; 1/2-Mile – 8:45am

5K – 10K – 1/2-Mile Zippity Zoo

Download a 2016 Race Route (PDF)

 

Race Registration Fees
Before 5/4/16* 5/5/16-5/30/16 Packet Pick-up Race Day
5K/10K $30 $35 $38 $40
1/2-Mile $15 $20 $20 $20

 

Online registration closes on May 30, 2016

 

Registration on Race Day: 5K/10K registrations accepted from 6-7:15am;
Zippity Zoo registrations accepted from 6-8:30am.

Packet Pick Up: Wednesday, June 1 and Thursday, June 2 (8A to 8P)
Wheaton Park District Community Center, 1777 S. Blanchard, Wheaton, IL 

Please note: For participants’ safety, NO bicycles, in-line skates, strollers, other-wheeled vehicles (except wheelchairs or other accessibility devices). Animals are also NOT permitted on the race course or in Memorial Park (except for service animals). All registration fees are non-refundable and non-transferable.

Interested in volunteering? Click here.

Interested in becoming at 2016 Run for the Animals event sponsor? Contact Carey Moreland at 630.510.4961 or at cmoreland@wheatonparks.org.

 

Let Parks Plus Fitness Center help you get ready!

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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!

 

The Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals 10K is a CARA Runners’ Choice Circuit Race

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For more information, please visit: http://www.cararuns.org/

 

 

Supported by:

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Cosley Zoo Uncorked Wine Tasting

Thursday, July 21, 2016 | 5:30-8:00 pm | Cosley Zoo

Enjoy an evening of wine, appetizers, live music, complimentary chair massages, and a chance to win terrific raffle prizes – all to benefit Cosley Zoo!

Tickets
$40 per person
$75 per couple

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Supported by:

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Monday, August 1, 2016 | 10:30 AM to 8:00 PM (CDT) |Arrowhead Golf Club

Enjoy a day on the beautiful Arrowhead Golf Club in support of the Cosley Foundation. Registration includes 18 holes of golf, lunch, steak dinner, on-course drinks, gimmick holes, raffle, and silent auction.

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Interested in supporting this event? Please view the Sponsorship Opportunities Packet (PDF).

Interested in sponsorship?

Contact TJ Hicks, Cosley Foundation Director of Development at 630.210.2875 or at tjhicks@wheatonparks.org.


Interested in sponsoring an event?

Please contact Margie Wilhelmi, Director of Marketing, at 630-510-4984 or mwilhelmi@wheatonparks.org.

 

Benefiting Cosley Zoo

Proceeds from all events support Cosley Zoo and its activities, including educational programs and wildlife conservation.