Lace up your running shoes and hit the pavement - while helping to save wildlife along the way!
Join hundreds of runners and walkers as they lace up their running shoes for the second-annual Run Wild for the Zoo 5K at Philadelphia Zoo! Run or walk through our beautiful and unique campus, enjoy fun activities and entertainment, or stop by your favorite exhibit – all while raising money for some of your favorite furry friends. Run Wild for the Zoo 5K proceeds support the more than 1300 different animals that live at the Zoo by providing funds for nutrition, habitat enhancements, medical care, enrichment activities, and more.
Event check-in will open at 6:30 a.m. and the first wave 5K run will start promptly at 7:30 a.m, followed by the second wave at 8:05 a.m. Runners who expect to finish under 30 minutes should register for Wave 1. We suggest arriving with enough time to park, check-in, and enjoy pre-race activities. The Zoo will open at its regular time of 9:30 a.m. for non-event guests. All animal areas will open during regular business hours at 9:30 a.m.
Enjoy crafts and activities for children, specialty beverages for the adults, music, entertainment, photo ops and surprise giveaways!
This is a rain or shine event. Zoo Members receive a discounted participant fee (see FAQ).
For additional information visit www.PhiladelphiaZoo.org.