Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Run to the Shrine


May 15, 2022 at 5:00 PM

Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s Run to the Shrine

4250 Cheyenne Mountain Zoo Road

Colorado Springs CO, 80906


Entry Fee $30
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $60
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no


  • 4M

Type: Mountain

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 5%

First Year of the Event: 2009


Join us on Saturday, May 14 or Sunday, May 15, 2022 for Run to the Shrine, Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s annual fundraiser run/walk. This 4-mile casual run/walk winds through the Zoo and up to Will Rogers Shrine of the Sun, with giraffe, lions and elephants along the way. Enjoy stunning views of Colorado Springs below while ascending nearly 1,000 feet in elevation, before descending back down into the Zoo. Run to the Shrine is the ONLY time foot traffic is allowed on Shrine Road. Participants will start the ascent at their leisure, and there will be no official timing services.

The race is a great route for competitive athletes, weekend warriors, casual walkers and families of all ages. Jogging strollers with tethers and automatic hand brakes are welcome!

Run to the Shrine registration includes Zoo admission until 8 p.m. and a commemorative performance T-shirt featuring our penguin mascot. (T-shirt sizes are available while supplies last. Register soon to get your preferred size.) All proceeds help feed and care for Cheyenne Mountain Zoo’s animals. Since the Zoo does not receive any tax support, community fundraisers like Run to the Shrine help keep the Zoo “running.”

To register and get all the details, visit Registration is open now! Military and Zoo member discounts are available.


Race event photo


Past Event Dates

Held on May 15, 2022

Held on May 15, 2021

Held on Aug 30, 2020

Held on May 16, 2015

Held on May 17, 2014

Held on May 18, 2013

Held on May 19, 2012

Held on May 21, 2011

Held on May 22, 2010

Event Results