Disclaimer: I received a 10K entry for Lincoln Park, Run for the Zoo to review as part of being a BibRave Pro. Learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro (ambassador), and check out BibRave.com to review find and write race reviews!

With the #AgeOfCorona its really hard as a runner to be goal orientated. A lot of runners use races as a way to stay on task and with their training. For some of my running friends, the last few weeks have really been putting them in a rut because they are running on “auto pilot” and not enjoying it.

The same is true for race organizations. Long standing races have been postponed or canceled. There are a select few which have migrated to a virtual race.

For the first time in its 42-year existence, Run for the Zoo will transform into an exciting virtual experience!

Don’t worry; participants who previously signed up for the live event will be automatically transferred over to their selected virtual distance. But the benefit of a virtual race is that you can still use the race as a goal; but no traveling to far off places just to run.

When I first started running; I used virtual events to help me reach my goals. I didn’t have any goal races or dreams of being a marathoner; but I wanted to stretch myself to more than a few miles a week. My goals were 100 miles a month! And my reward was a belt buckle!

I still wear one of them.

Fast forward to #thenewnormal and my IRL running event have been canceled. But that’s where I’ve started looking for virtual motivation again.

I chose Lincoln Park Zoo’s virtual race because the zoo is dedicated to connecting people with nature by providing a free, family-oriented wildlife experience in the heart of Chicago. The few times I have been to Chicago I’ve run through and around the zoo and it’s pretty amazing!

Looking at Chicago from the Zoo

For those of you unfamiliar; the Lincoln Park Zoo is a privately managed institution that depends primarily on the support of its visitors, members and donors to remain open and free every day. When you run this race; you are not only solidifying a motivator or reward for trading; but you are supporting the highest quality of animal care, education, science and conservation in the country.

Register for this race; feel good about where the money is going…

The curious birds at Robert and Mayari Pritzker Penguin Cove flip for the crunchy snacks that keepers make using cereal. $50 supplies the penguins with enough cereal to keep them snacking for two months!

Reward yourself for the accomplishment….

And save money doing it! Bibrave10 gets you 10% off!

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