RISE AND ‘SHRINE’ WITH CHEYENNE MOUNTAIN ZOO TOMORROW!

-- 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 20, 2011, Colorado Springs, CO – 1,000 runners are expected to rise and ‘Shrine’ at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo this Saturday, May 21. The third 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.

This year’s new 5K/10K run-walk courses are certified by the USATF. 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. Both courses wind through the zoo with giraffes, elephants, and grizzlies lining the course. Jogging strollers are welcome!

Click here for the new course map.

Registration includes bragging rights, zoo admission for the day, a commemorative t-shirt, and a post-race 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!

FAST FACTS:

Run to the Shrine
Saturday, May 21, 2011
Rain or Shine

10K
6:15 a.m. Registration
7:15 a.m. Race start
(Starts near The Broadmoor)

5K
7:15 a.m. Registration
8:15 a.m. Race start
(Starts at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo front gates)

Adult: $40
Senior, 60+: $25
Children, 11-17: $25
10 & Under: $15

Regular entrance fees apply for spectators.

Visit cmzoo.org/run additional information.

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s third annual Run to the Shrine is presented by Kaiser Permanente and supported by The Citadel, Whole Foods, Out There Colorado, and Colorado Running Company, in coordination with Downing Events.