Samson Stomp & Romp
Sponsored by Amica Insurance
Jan. 17, 2016; first race starts at 9:30 a.m.
Mail entries must include full fees and be received by Monday, Jan. 4. Runners may pre-register online until 5 p.m. Jan. 13. For more information: 414-771-3040
Some of the animals at the Milwaukee County Zoo are sprinters, like cheetahs. Others are built for a slower, long-haul run, like Bactrian camels. If you want to do well in the Zoo's annual race that honors Samson, the Zoo's most famous silverback gorilla, it's recommended you channel your inner camel and pace yourself. The race, which takes place throughout the Zoo's grounds, offers four routes for runners of all speeds: a 5K competitive run – which can include teams – a 2-mile fun run, a 1-mile romp or a quarter-of-a-mile romp for children. Individuals can pre-register for $25, and teams for $20 each. Children's romps are $10 per child. Registration fee includes a 100-percent cotton long-sleeve T-shirt, Zoo admission and parking. Zoo Pass memberships and gift certificates cannot be used for this Zoo fundraising event.