Samson Stomp & Romp
Jan. 14, 2018, starting at 9:30 a.m.
Register online now at milwaukeezoo.org.
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.