RISE AND “SHRINE” WITH CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN ZOO THIS SATURDAY!
-- Walk-ups still welcome to participate in ONLY day of the year foot traffic is allowed
on the road to the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun --
May 17, 2012 Colorado Springs, CO – 1,000 runners are expected to rise and “Shrine” at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo this Saturday, May 19. The fourth annual Run to the Shrine 5K/10K fundraiser is the ONLY day of the year foot traffic is allowed on the breathtaking road to the Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun. Online pre-registration is closed, however, participants can still register at the event.
Both the 5K and 10K run-walk courses are USATF-certified and chip timed, winding through the zoo with giraffes, tigers, and grizzlies lining the course. The challenging 10K, with a nearly 1,400-foot elevation gain, is perfect for competitive runners gearing up for summer races, and the 5K is a shorter alternative for weekend warriors and families. Jogging strollers are welcome!
It’s a run like no other, so the medallions should be unique, too. That’s why Cheyenne Mountain Zoo called on Lucky and Kimba, African elephants, to help make a special memento for the winners made out of elephant poop. First the elephant poop was dried, then molded into a medallion shape and cured with epoxy resin. This medal definitely won’t end up in a box in your closet!
Registration includes bragging rights, zoo admission for the day, a commemorative t-shirt featuring elephants, and a post-event party at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's Lodge at Moose Lake. All proceeds help feed and care for Cheyenne Mountain Zoo's 800+ animals. Since the zoo doesn’t receive any tax support, community events like this help keep the zoo “running.”
Run to the Shrine
Saturday, May 19, 2012
6:15 a.m. Registration
7:15 a.m. Race start
Starts near The Broadmoor Hotel
7:30 a.m. Registration
8:30 a.m. Race start
Starts at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s front gates; carpooling is strongly encouraged
Senior, 60+: $30
Children, 11-17: $30
10 & Under: $15
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