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Samson Stomp & Romp
January 14 @ 9:00 am – 1:30 pm
This popular race honors one of the most famous zoo residents, Samson, the silverback gorilla (1950-1981).
Entry fees include a long-sleeved T-shirt, Zoo admission, beverage, snack, and parking.
After the event, participants are invited to enjoy the remainder of the day at the Zoo.
The race will be held rain or shine, snow or cold; however, the Milwaukee County Zoo reserves the right to cancel due to severe weather or dangerous, unforeseen race conditions. No refunds will be given.
The 5K race is officially timed; results will be publicly available in person and online after the race. All races take place on public walkways throughout the Zoo. Due to safety concerns, no strollers, in-line skates, or similar devices permitted.
During the event, take part in our mission of conservation by donating your old cell phones to the Zoo for recycling. The drop-off area is located in the Zoo’s U.S. Bank Gathering Place. Recycling cell phones reduces the need for additional coltan, a mineral extracted from the forests of Congo – home to endangered lowland gorillas. The coltan mining business has led to a dramatic reduction of the gorillas’ habitat.