Chimpathon Course through Save the Chimps – the world’s largest chimpanzee sanctuary.

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Running or walking is always more fun with a buddy so invite your friends!

Race Registration


Online registration for Chimpathon is now open!

(USATF certified course #FL15009EBM)

There is no other race like it in the world!

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. Enjoy hearing the wonderful sounds of pant-hoots and watching the chimpanzees roam as you run beside their island homes.


Registration Type Early Bird Regular Race Day
From Date to Pay-by Date Through midnight
January 21, 2017
January 22, 2017 –
noon on April 7, 2017
April 9, 2016
Payment Method
Online or mail Online or mail
(must be received by day above)
Only if space is available
$60 $70 $80


  • You must be at least 15 years of age on April 9, 2017 to register for Chimpathon due to the length and nature of the course.
  • Participants must be in good health and physically prepared to take on the challenges of this course.
  • Walkers are welcome!


Register online or by mail until noon on April 7, 2017

Running or walking is always more fun with a buddy so invite your friends!
Runner’s Depot will accept applications at their Vero Beach store on Saturday, April 8th.

Race Day Registration may be available for a limited time (6 am – 7 am) on race day, subject to space available. Race t-shirts cannot be guaranteed to late registrants.

Registration includes:

Goody bag, brandana, short-sleeve shirt, bib and timing chip, water and electrolyte-replacement on course, post-race refreshments, finisher’s medal, bag check and an unforgettable experience.

Packet Pick-up:

Race numbers are required to participate in this event.
Participants may pick up race packets on the following days:

  • Saturday, April 8th – Runner’s Depot in Vero Beach 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Race Day at St. Lucie County Fairgrounds from 6 a.m. – 7 a.m.

*Racers must show a valid photo ID and sign a Save the Chimps Liability Waiver to receive their packets.


  • Racers will be permitted restricted-access to run or walk through the Save the Chimps Sanctuary during this event.
  • Racers will not be permitted to come into contact with any chimpanzee and must agree to stay on the marked course at all times.
  • Due to the nature of the course and the inherent risks involved, racers must sign the Save the Chimps Liability Waiver when they register.
  • Download a copy of the waiver by clicking on the icon at left.


We adhere to the standard running industry policy – All registration fees are non-refundable. Upon request, your t-shirt may be mailed to you after the event. Medals are reserved for finishers only.