Samson Stomp & Romp at Milwaukee County Zoo« Back to Events
STOMP your way into 2016 with the 36th Running of the Samson Stomp & Romp at the Milwaukee County Zoo! Happening Sunday, January 17, 2016, this popular race honors one of the most famous Zoo residents, Samson, the silverback gorilla (1950-1981). Money raised from the event supports all of the animals in the Zoo’s collection. There’s a 5K Competitive Run, a 2-Mile Fun Run/Walk, and 1-Mile Romp & 1/4-Mile “Mini Romp” designed for children.
5K Competitive Run: $25 in advance, $30 day of. Start time: 9:30am. Map2-Mile Fun Run/Walk: $25 in advance, $30 day of. Start time: 10:15am. Map
1-Mile Romp for Children: $10 in advance, $30 day of. Start time: 10:45am. Map
1/4-Mile Mini-Romp for Children: $10 in advance, $30 day of. Start time: 11:00am. Map
Get ALL of the details here at the Zoo’s website. Entry fees include a 100% cotton long-sleeved T-shirt, Zoo admission, beverage and parking for runner only. Race will be held rain or shine, snow or cold, however the Milwaukee County Zoo reserves the right to cancel due to severe weather or dangerous, unforeseen race conditions. No refunds will be given.
The 5K race is officially timed and limited to 1,500 runners; all races take place on public walkways throughout the Zoo. Due to safety concerns, no strollers, in-line skates or similar devices permitted.
During the event, take part in the mission of conservation by donating your old cell phones to the Zoo for recycling. The drop-off area is located in the Zoo’s U.S. Bank Gathering Place. Recycling cell phones reduces the need for additional coltan, a mineral extracted from the forests of Congo – home to endangered lowland gorillas (the coltan mining business has led to a dramatic reduction of the gorillas’ habitat.)
The Milwaukee County Zoo is in Milwaukee’s west side, surrounded by Wauwatosa, West Allis, and Elm Grove/Brookfield. U.S. 18/Bluemound Road offers the main entrance, while I-41/U.S. 45, I-94, and Highway 100 all surround the 200-acre grounds.