LAST CHANCE to register for Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo!

Online registration closes September 8.

Walk-up registration will be available day of at the front gates.

Join thousands of runners and walkers as they lace up their running shoes for the annual Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo, sponsored by Ford Motor Company, on Sunday, September 11, 2022. The event includes a 5K and a non-competitive Fun Walk.

Race Day Details

All participants receive a commemorative T-shirt and a collectible finisher medal upon completion of the race. The event takes place rain or shine. On Race Day, please plan to arrive early. 10 Mile Road will close for the 5K, so expect heavy traffic.

Entry fees include a commemorative Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo T-shirt, a collectible finisher medal and entry to the Zoo immediately following the race. The Post Race Party includes food, beverages, entertainment and children’s activities, sponsored by Kroger. (T-shirt availability is not guaranteed for registration after September 2.)

Registration is required for participants ages 2 and older.

Start Times

  • 5K Run – 8 a.m. – 10 Mile Road entrance of the Detroit Zoo (USATF Sanctioned)
  • Fun Walk – 8:45-10:15 a.m. – Inside the Detroit Zoo (non-competitive, untimed)

For the safety of all participants, bicycles, skateboards, roller blades, roller skates and animals are not allowed at Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo. Strollers are permitted for the Fun Walk and the back of the 5K race.

Event Highlights

All participants receive:

  • Commemorative T-shirt
  • Collectible finisher medal. This unique collectible medal highlights a different animal each year!
  • Admission to the Detroit Zoo following the race