Miller Park Zoo Stampede 5K run, 3K walk March 2
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[January 31, 2013]
BLOOMINGTON -- Miller Park
Zoological Society is gearing up for its 16th annual Miller Park Zoo
Stampede. This 5K run, 3K walk and a quarter-mile fun run for
children 10 and under is the first event on the Lake Run Club
circuit for the year and a favorite for zoo and running enthusiasts.
The 5K, winding through Miller Park and the adjoining neighborhood,
is accurately measured and electronically timed by the running club.
It is mostly flat with a few rolling hills.
The 5K starts at 10
a.m., followed by the 3K walk. Participants who register prior to
Feb. 14 will receive a T-shirt. The quarter-mile fun run starts at
9:30 a.m., and everyone receives a medal. All participants are
invited to stop back at the zoo to visit the animals.
Stampede registration can be completed online at
The preregistration fee for the 5K and 3K is $25, with a $2 discount
for members of the Lake Run Club or Miller Park Zoological Society.
Same-day registration is $35. The fee for the quarter-mile fun run
is $5. Check-in and same-day registration is from 8 to 9:15 a.m.
race day at the Miller Park Pavilion.
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This is one of the major fundraisers of the Miller Park
Zoological Society, a nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting
the rich history of Miller Park Zoo through fundraising, education
and community outreach. For additional information, including
registration, visit the www.mpzs.org or call 309-434-2243.
[Text from file received from the
Miller Park Zoological Society]