Lace up your running shoes!

September 8, 2019 | Royal Oak, MI

September 8

• 5K: 8 a.m.
• Fun Walk: 8:45 a.m.
• 10K: 9:15 a.m.

Race Options

• 5K
• 10K
• Too Wild! 5K+10K combo
• Non-competitive Fun Walk

At the Detroit Zoo

The Post-Race Party, sponsored by Kroger, will include entertainment, food, beverages, children’s activities and the Detroit Zoo’s award-winning habitats.

Join thousands of runners and walkers.

The event includes 5K and 10K runs, the Too Wild! 5K+10K combo, plus a non-competitive Fun Walk.

Runners in the 5K and 10K events start at the Zoo’s 10 Mile Road entrance and wind through the scenic streets of Huntington Woods and cross the finish line INSIDE the Zoo!

Walkers follow a course past award-winning animal habitats as they stroll through Zoo grounds.

Why We Run

Your support of the Detroit Zoological Society and Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo helps us provide the outstanding veterinary care for the animals at the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center.

Event Highlights

Zoo Admission and Post-Race Party

  • Registration includes Zoo admission for the day
  • Special admission pricing is available for spectators
  • Visit the Detroit Zoo’s award-winning habitats after the races
  • The Post-Race Party, sponsored by Kroger, will include entertainment, food, beverages and children’s activities

Commemorate Your Race Day

All participants receive:

  • Commemorative T-shirt
  • Detroit Zoological Society water bottle
  • Collectible finisher medal upon completion of the race or Fun Walk
Finisher Medals

Sign up for the race today!

September 8 | 5K: 8 a.m. | Fun Walk: 8:45 a.m. | 10K: 9:15 a.m.

Event Sponsors

Celebrating and Saving Wildlife

8450 W. 10 Mile Road, Royal Oak, MI 48067 
248-541-5717

The Detroit Zoological Society
– a renowned leader in humane education,
wildlife conservation, animal welfare
and environmental sustainability –
operates the Detroit Zoo and Belle Is le Nature Center.