Lace up your running shoes!

September 13, 2020 | Royal Oak, MI

September 13

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

Race Options

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

After The Race

Enjoy the Post-Race Party, sponsored by Kroger, and spend the day at the Detroit Zoo.

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, wind through the scenic streets of Huntington Woods and cross the finish line INSIDE the Zoo!

Walkers follow a course past dozens of 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 to provide outstanding veterinary care for animals at the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center.

Event Highlights

All participants receive:

  • Commemorative T-shirt
  • Detroit Zoological Society water bottle
  • Collectible finisher medal

Zoo Admission and Post-Race Party

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

Sign up for the race today!

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 Isle Nature Center.