Sponsored by Amica Insurance
On Sunday, January 20, 2013, head to the Milwaukee County Zoo for the annual running of the Samson Stomp and Romp, sponsored by Amica Insurance. The main 5K run officially takes off at 9:30 a.m.; a variety of other race distances follow. All proceeds benefit the Zoo’s animal collection, with an emphasis on the relatives of Samson, the silverback gorilla (1950-1981). Samson was an icon at the Zoo.
The 5K registration is now closed at 1,500 participants. Please consider joining us for the 2-mile run.
|5K Competitive Run||9:30 a.m.|
|2-Mile Fun Run/Walk||10:15 a.m.|
|1-Mile Romp for Children||10:45 a.m.|
|¼-Mile Romp for Children||11:00 a.m.|
|5K / 2-Mile / Children's Races||$17 per runner|
|Families with 4 or More||$14 per runner|
|Teams with 5 or More||$14 per runner|
$20 per runner
Only cash or check accepted on race day.
New this year: The 5K field is limited to 1,500 participants, so make sure to register early to ensure a spot in this popular event!
Those registering on race day may need to pick-up their T-shirt at a later date.
Entry fees include a long-sleeved T-shirt, Zoo admission, beverage and parking for runner only. Race will be held rain or shine, snow or cold, however the Milwaukee County Zoo reserves the right to cancel due to severe weather or dangerous, unforeseen race conditions. No refunds will be given. The 5K race is officially timed and all races take place on public walkways throughout the Zoo. Due to safety concerns, no strollers, in-line skates or similar devices permitted.
During the event, help take part in our mission of conservation by donating your old cell phones to the Zoo for recycling. The drop-off area is located in the Zoo’s U.S. Bank Gathering Place. Recycling cell phones reduces the need for additional colton, a mineral extracted from the forests of Congo – home to endangered lowland gorillas. The colton mining business has led to a dramatic reduction of the gorillas’ habitat.
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