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Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals 5K & 10K

Saturday, June 5, 2021 | 7A Start
Memorial Park (208 W Union Ave, Wheaton) or Virtual

2021 Race Results


Registration is no longer available.


All runners receive a long-sleeved race shirt. In-person runners will also receive a race bib.

In-person races are limited to 200 5K and 200 10K runners. In-person registration is available on a first-come, first-served basis. The number of in-person runners will be adjusted based on State of Illinois gathering guidelines.

With current restrictions, the 1/2 Mile Kids’ Race is not planned at this time.


Wave Start

The 5K and 10K will be sent off in waves/corrals. Runners will be assigned to waves/corrals based on expected pace. All runners with strollers will be assigned to the last wave/corral. Runners will line up first in their corral located near the start line and will be directed to the start line by race volunteers. All runners must be wearing their race bib with wave/corral assignment to gain access to the corral and start line.

2021 CARA Runners’ Choice Circuit

The Cosley Zoo Run for the Animals 10K has been selected by the Chicago Area Runners Association’s Racing Committee to be part of the 2021 CARA Runners’ Choice Circuit. The Circuit provides a competitive structure and recognition for Chicagoland runners and clubs. The Circuit annually honors Chicagoland’s top runners and clubs with Runner of the Year and Club Champion titles. Comprised of various race distances, the Runners’ Choice Circuit provide all runners – both recreational and competitive – with the opportunity to chase personal, club, and competitive goals. Learn more about how to get involved at www.circuitraces.com.


2021 Race Results

Awards will be given to the top three overall male and female runners in the 5K and 10K and age-group winners.

All awards will be based on chip-timed race results.

Due to current social distancing guidelines, there will not be an in-person ceremony. Winners will be contacted to make award pick-up arrangements.


Questions about race registration or becoming a sponsor?

Contact Carey Moreland at cmoreland@wheatonparks.org or 630.510.4961.


All Photos © 2021 Gerald Acabal