Run or walk the CHIMPATHON 16K
There is no other race like it in the world!
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Over 500 runners and walkers joined us last year at the inaugural race and over $32,000 was raised to benefit 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.
Running or walking is always more fun with a buddy so invite your friends!
Online registration for Chimpathon is now closed but there are still opportunities to register!
New this year
Racers will have the opportunity to fundraise on behalf of the chimpanzees and help make this year’s event an even greater success!
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 the all dollars raised directly benefit the more than 250 rescued chimpanzees residing at Save the Chimps!
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.
Activities for the whole family
Main Event kick- off : Opening Ceremony at 7:00 a.m. at the St. Lucie Fairgrounds
The fun begins here with music, an emcee, dancing, and other activities to warm up. Festivities will continue throughout the day for spectators to enjoy while the runners are out on course.
Chimp challenge – an inflatable dual–lane challenge course for all ages.
Open from 8:30 am–2:00 pm, participants can race against each other or try to climb to the top of the leader board. No registration is required. Challenge wrist bands for unlimited attempts at the challenge will be sold on race day for $5.
The finish line festival will feature a Save the Chimps booth and exhibits by companies which promote a healthy lifestyle, including plenty of giveaways. Food and beverage concessions will be open throughout the event.
- “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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