Samson Stomp & Romp

Sponsored by
Amica Insurance

Jan. 14, 2018, starting at 9:30 a.m.

Samson Stomp & RompRegister online now at

Here's one thing you can quickly cross off your New Year's resolution list: run a race! The annual January event brings in runners from all over to honor Samson, the Zoo's beloved silverback gorilla (1950-1981). While you may not run as fast as a silverback gorilla – 20 to 25 miles per hour – it's still fun to try.

Four races offered:

  • A competitive 5k run, which can include teams
  • A two-mile fun run
  • A one-mile romp
  • A quarter-mile romp for children

Individual runners can pre-register for $25 and teams for $20 per runner. The children's romp is $10 per child. Each registration includes a long-sleeved T-shirt, Zoo admission and parking. Same-day registration costs $30. Dust off your running shoes, and here we go! Zoo Passes are not valid for this event.