Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo Races to a New Record!


More than 4,000 runners and walkers laced up their running shoes for Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo, sponsored by Ford, on September 8. The event included 5K and 10K runs, the Too Wild! 5K+10K combo, plus a prize-filled Fun Walk.

Participants set a new record, raising $107,000 in net revenue, making it the most successful Run Wild in its more than 20-year history.

The annual event raises critical funds for the Ruth Roby Glancy Animal Health Complex and veterinary care for the animals at the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center.


A special thanks to our sponsors for their generous contributions:
Ford Motor Company, Kroger, Genisys Credit Union, Pepsi, Service King, Bank of Ann Arbor, Prairie Farms, AT&T, White Claw, Lipson Neilson, Sleep Number, Orange Theory, Life Works Chiropractic, Hour Detroit, Southeastern Michigan Veterinary Medical Association and Michigan Fitness Foundation.

We also want to thank the cities of Huntington Woods and Royal Oak and their police departments.


Photos, videos and finisher certificates are available within the online results.


It’s never too early to start training for
Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo

Mark your calendars and join us on Sunday, September 13, 2020!  Registration will open in early 2020.


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