Run to the Shrine

Run Like An Animal!

Saturday, May 20, 2017 – 4-Mile Run/Walk

 
Cheyenne Mountain Zoo invites world class runners and families alike to Run to the Shrine on Saturday, May 20, 2017. Run to the Shrine is a 4-mile (~6.4K) run/walk course that curves through the Zoo, up to the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun and back down into the Zoo. The run provides some of the most stunning views in the Pikes Peak region. The 4-mile race concludes with a party at Lodge at Moose Lake!

Run to the Shrine is a great opportunity for both competitive racers and casual walkers to show their support for the Zoo, which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that receives no tax support. We rely on our admissions, memberships, donations and events like this to keep the Zoo “running” and support our many conservation efforts and education programs.

Run to the Shrine also offers the only opportunity all year to travel the Shrine Road by foot!



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Post-Race Results

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To Register

Online registration for 2017 race is coming soon!

Entry Fees
Thru March 1
Member/Non-Member
March 1 – May 14
Member/Non-Member
May 15 – 17
Race Week
May 20
Race Day
Adults
18-64
$30 / $40
$35 / $45
$50
$55
Seniors
65+
$20 / $30
$25 / $35
$40
$45
Youths
12-17
$20 / $30
$25 / $35
$40
$45
Children
3-11
$10 / $15
$15 / $20
$20
$25

*Attention active-duty, veteran and retired military! Email rgraves@cmzoo.org for a promo code for $5 off registrations for you and your dependents (in the same household). Military discount valid through May 17. No discounts for day-of registration will be issued.
 

Race Day Registration:

(Times/Locations subject to change)

  • 7:30 a.m. – Registration Opens – Registration located at the entrance to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo south parking lot
  • 8:30 a.m. – Race Starts
  • 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Post Event Celebration, The Lodge at Moose Lake

 

Walk-in Registration at store locations open closer to the race date. Locations and timing are TBD. Please Check back soon.


 

Your entry fee includes:

  • a commemorative Run to the Shrine performance T-shirt with our 2017 animal mascot featured on the front,
  • chip timing for all runners/walkers,
  • entry to the Post-Race Expo following the race,
  • a chance to take home a one-of-a-kind poo medal, awarded to our 5K 1st, 2nd and 3rd place finishers, for both men and women, and
  • admission to the Zoo for the rest of race day.

 

Free gift for donations!

Make your support of the Zoo go even further! Ask your friends and family to join you in the support of Cheyenne Mountain Zoo by pledging a donation. All donations will support important programs like:

  • the care and enrichment of our animals,
  • on-grounds breeding of endangered species like black-footed ferrets and Wyoming toads,
  • conservation projects around the world, and
  • education programs to foster a love of wildlife in our local youth.

When you raise $100 or more to support Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, you’ll receive a FREE GIFT, recognizing your commitment to the Zoo and conservation of wildlife.
Choose between a Cheyenne Mountain Zoo “I Will Protect”

  • Long-sleeve performance shirt
  • Insulated water bottle
  • Bamboo utensil set

You’ll be given more details and instructions on inviting your friends and family to pledge after you register.

 

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Schedule of Events

On Race Day:

  • 7:30 a.m. – Registration Opens – Registration tent located at the entrance to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo parking lot
  • 8:30 a.m. – Race Starts
  • 8:30 a.m. – 11 a.m. – Post Event Celebration, The Lodge at Moose Lake

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Rules, Regulations and FAQs

  • Jog/run/walk participants will be timed individually based on participating age categories.
  • Only registered participants permitted on run course. If not registered for the run, regular Zoo admission is required.
  • From out of town? Visit our Stay and Play page.
  • For the safety of all participants we do not allow skate boards, roller blades/inline skates/Heely’s®, bicycles or pets on the run course. Jogging strollers are welcome for the race – check FAQs for specific details.
  • All fees are non-refundable. Run to the Shrine will go on as scheduled rain or shine, so please come prepared.
  • The race fee is not tax deductible, but any additional donations are tax deductible.
  • Run T-shirts cannot be guaranteed to those who register on race day.
  • View or print a Frequently Asked Questions page here.
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Course Map & Parking

COURSE MAP

2017 Map is coming soon!

PARKING

Race participants should park at the Zoo.

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Awards

Awards presented at 10 a.m. at The Lodge at Moose Lake.

Female
Overall – 1st, 2nd, 3rd place

Male
Overall – 1st, 2nd, 3rd place

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Post-Race Celebration Vendors

2017 Run to the Shrine vendors coming soon!

If you are interested in becoming a vendor for Run to the Shrine, please email rgraves@cmzoo.org.

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Become an Exhibitor

We Invite You to Host an Exhibitor Station


Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Run to the Shrine features a family-friendly 4-mile run/walk/stroll. We want your organization to be a part of it! High visibility, low overhead and big fun are the three key elements every organization looks for when participating in an event and Run to the Shrine guarantees all three.

Connect with the MOST POPULAR attraction in Colorado Springs! We expect hundreds of participants, from elite runners to family walkers, for this one-of-a-kind event Saturday, May 20, 2017. The Zoo invites you and your staff to participate in this year’s event by hosting an Exhibitor Station.

Please call our Events Manager at 719-424-7847 or email rgraves@cmzoo.org.

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Volunteer!

Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers are crucial to the success and safety of Run to the Shrine. All volunteers must be high school age or older.
Please email or call edprograms@cmzoo.org or 719-424-7827 for more information about Run to the Shrine volunteer opportunities.

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Sponsorship Info

If you are interested in becoming a sponsor for Run to the Shrine, please contact Jenny Koch at 719-424-7814 or jkoch@cmzoo.org.

All proceeds from Run to the Shrine benefit Cheyenne Mountain Zoo.

 

Thank you to our generous sponsors for supporting Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Run to the Shrine!

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