Samson Stomp and Romp
Sponsored by Amica Insurance
January 19, 2014; first race starts at 9:30 a.m.
Gorillas may be better known for munching leaves, but if one were to charge, you'd quickly find out how fast the apes can run. Topping speeds almost twice as fast as the average human can run, galloping gorillas, luckily, are not contenders in the 34th annual race honoring Samson, the Zoo's most famous great ape.
The Milwaukee County Zoo's race offers four routes for runners of all speeds: a 5K competitive run, 2-mile fun run, 1-mile race or 1⁄4-mile mini-romp for children. Individuals can pre-register for $20. Families of four (or more) or teams of five (or more) can pre-register for $15 per person. Day-of registration is $25 per runner. Registration fee includes a long-sleeve T-shirt, Zoo admission and parking. Zoological Society memberships and gift certificates cannot be used for this Zoo fundraising event. Funds raised help support all Zoo animals.