Online registration closes at 5 p.m. Sept. 5.
Walk-up registration will be available the day of the race in the 10 Mile Road parking lot.
Early Bird Registration
Jan. 15 – March 31
Fun Walk: $40
April 1 – Sept. 4
Fun Walk: $45
Day Of/Late Registration (Sunday/Race Day) – Sept. 8
Fun Walk: $50
Spectator Fee (Finish Line)
Children (ages 2-18): $10
Spectator admission for this special event can be purchased in conjunction with race registration or during packet pickup hours. Spectators with wristbands must enter the Zoo by 9 a.m.
Please note: Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo is a special event and not included with a Detroit Zoological Society membership.
Packet Pickup and Onsite Registration
Virtual Packets can be mailed for an additional fee. Packets will be organized by race bib number. Please check back closer to the event for your assigned number.
Packet pickup and guest registration will be at the front of the Detroit Zoo on the following dates and times.
- 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 7
- 6 to 7:45 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8
NOTE: Registration is available on the day of the race, from 6 to 7:45 a.m. Sunday, Sept. 8. Registration will close a half hour prior to the designated race start time. Start timing mats will be turned off 10 minutes after the official start of the race. Participants starting after the equipment is turned off will be assigned gun time (time of the official start).
The 5K finish line is INSIDE the Zoo. Those wishing to see their family or friends finish the race must pay for entry into the Zoo. Special Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo spectator admission covers access to the finish line, Post Race Party and admission to the Zoo for the day. Spectator admission does not include a T-shirt or finisher medal. Spectator admission for this special event can be purchased in conjunction with race registration or during packet pickup hours. The cost is $15 for adults and $10 for children (ages 2-18). Spectators with wristbands must enter the Zoo by 9 a.m. Please note, members cannot use their membership to get into the Zoo until it opens to the general public at 9 a.m. Members who wish to participate in Run Wild must register for the event, and those who want to watch the finish must purchase spectator admission, as this is a before-hours special event.
Online registration is available until 5 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 5. Once it closes, participants can register on site at the Detroit Zoo at the Run Wild Registration Tent in the 10 Mile Road parking lot during packet pickup. All registrations are final. No refunds will be issued.