Save the Date: April 9, 2017
There is no other race like it in the world!
Whether it’s running, walking, or leaping that you love, we hope you will join us for our third annual Chimpathon and spot Doc running on his island home!
Over 500 runners and walkers joined us for the last two years to raise funds in support of the more than 250 rescued chimpanzees residing at the Sanctuary.
The course takes you through Save the Chimps – the world’s largest chimpanzee sanctuary, located in Fort Pierce, Florida. This is a unique opportunity to visit Save the Chimps, which is not open to the public. You can expect to see many of our chimpanzee residents, including Doc– this year’s mascot – as you run beside their island homes.
Online registration for Chimpathon and details for 2017 are coming soon!
IT’S NOT JUST THE COURSE THAT MAKES CHIMPATHON SPECIAL
“98.6% CHIMP” Bag
|Everyone who registers gets a light blue 100% polyester moisture-wicking t-shirt, featuring the Chimpathon logo, in their choice of men’s or women’s styling. Also available in our gift shop.||Everyone who registers for Chimpathon will receive a “98.6% CHIMP” backpack filled with all sorts of running supplies and goodies. Also available in our gift shop.||The collectible medal features Dr. Carole Noon running alongside Doc. The design represents things many of the chimps never experienced before they were rescued by Save the Chimps – structures to climb on, wide open skies, grass beneath their feet, and the warm sun on their backs.||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?
It’s symbolic of the annual cost to care for one chimpanzee which is $16,000.
100% of the proceeds from Chimpathon will directly benefit the more than 250 chimpanzees residing 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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