April 9, 2017
Whether it’s running or walking that you love, we hope you will join us for our third annual Chimpathon and spot Doc running on his island home!
This unique course takes you through Save the Chimps – the world’s largest chimpanzee sanctuary, located in Fort Pierce, Florida. Enjoy hearing the wonderful sounds of pant hoots and watching the chimpanzees roam as you run beside their island homes.
You don’t want to miss this amazing opportunity to visit the Sanctuary, which is not open to the public. Register today to secure your spot. Registration is limited to 700 participants, out of consideration for our Sanctuary residents.
Over 1,000 participants joined us over the last two years, raising nearly $90,000 to benefit the more than 250 rescued chimpanzees residing at Save the Chimps. Let’s make this year even better!
Online registration for Chimpathon is now open!
Help make this year an even greater success by fundraising on behalf of Save the Chimps! The top fundraiser will receive a Save the Chimps gift bag filled with an original piece of art by one of our residents, vanity license plate, t-shirt, book, and more.
100% of all dollars raised directly benefit our more than 250 chimpanzees!
It’s not just the course that makes Chimpathon special!
*The shirt and bag featured above are from last year. Stay tuned for updated images.
Every registrant will receive a Chimpathon t-shirt, a Brandana, and a goodie bag filled with an assortment of donated running supplies and giveaways. Each finisher will receive a collectible Chimpathon medal.
Chimpathon athletes who finish in the top three overall spots and at the top of their age divisions will receive trophies featuring original chimpanzee artwork – priceless!
Why is our course 16K long?
One more thing that makes Chimpathon so unique is the fact that it is 16k. This is symbolic of the $16,000 annual cost to care for one chimpanzee at Save the Chimps.
- “Thank you for the best inaugural race ever. From start to finish it was fabulous and the Sanctuary was awesome.” –Annette
- “Excellent event all around. I was really impressed with the organization, friendly volunteers, and of course the course and chimps. 2 thumbs up!” –Ginny
- “Everything was so put together. Great event! What a beautiful race! Thank you so much for opening the sanctuary for us. I hope to run again next year!” –Kelly
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