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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 8, 2019. 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 Zoos 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.

How to enter the Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo

  1. 10 K

    Run 15km
  2. 5 K Run

    Run 10km
  3. 5 K Run

    Run 10km
  4. 1.5 Mile Fun Walk

    Run 1.5mi
    $25
    Event passed

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Event Details

What’s Included
All participants receive a commemorative T-shirt, a Detroit Zoological Society water bottle and a collectible finisher medal upon completion of the race.


Raceday Logistics
Packets can be picked up and guests can register on site at the Detroit Zoo in the Run Wild Registration Tent near Main Admissions on the following dates and times:

Friday, September 6, from 4 to 7 p.m.
Saturday, September 7, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday, September 8, from 6 to 8:45 a.m.

Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo weather forecast

Partly cloudy throughout the day.

72°F
Predicted highs
60°F
Predicted lows
IconLight breeze possible, up to 7mph

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