Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Run to the Shrine is This Saturday!

May 19, 2018

— Walk-ups still welcome to participate in this unique event —

Colorado Springs, CO – Cheyenne Mountain Zoo hosts its 10th annual Run to the Shrine race this Saturday, May 19. Online pre-registration is closed; however, participants can still register at the event with a credit card. The annual Run to the Shrine fundraiser is the ONLY day of the year foot traffic is allowed on the road to the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun.

The 4-mile course will take participants’ breath away as they wind through the Zoo and up to the Shrine. The challenging course, with a nearly 1,000-foot elevation gain, is good practice for competitive runners gearing up for summer races, and a fun challenge for weekend warriors and families. Runners and walkers are welcome, and jogging strollers equipped with safety features are allowed on the course.

Registration includes bragging rights, Zoo admission for the day, a commemorative performance T-shirt featuring Chewy, our resident Amur tiger, and a post-event party at the Zoo’s Lodge at Moose Lake. All proceeds help feed and care for Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s 750+ animals. Since the Zoo doesn’t receive any tax support, community events like Run to the Shrine help keep the zoo “running.”


Run to the Shrine at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo
Saturday, May 19, 2018
4-mile run/walk
7:30 a.m. registration, 8:30 a.m. race start
Carpooling and use of rideshare services are strongly encouraged.

Race-Day Registration Fees
Adult, 18-64 – $55
Senior, 65+ – $45
Youth, 12-17 – $45
Children, 3-11 – $25
Children 2 and under are FREE

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s tenth annual Run to the Shrine is sponsored by:

Children’s Hospital Colorado, Colorado Springs Pediatric Dentistry and Navy Federal Credit Union.