Archive: On Your Mark … Get Set … Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo

August 31, 2021

ROYAL OAK, Mich., 

Hundreds of runners and walkers will lace up their running shoes and head over to the Detroit Zoo Sunday, Sept. 12, 2021, for the Detroit Zoological Society’s 25th annual Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo. Proceeds from this fundraising event benefit the Ruth Roby Glancy Animal Health Complex and veterinary care for the animals at the Detroit Zoo and Belle Isle Nature Center.

Sponsored by Ford Motor Company, the event includes a 5K run and noncompetitive 1.5-mile fun walk. Runners start at the Detroit Zoo’s 10 Mile Road entrance and wind through the scenic streets of Huntington Woods surrounding the Zoo. The 5K finish line is inside the Zoo. Walkers follow a course past many of the Zoo’s popular animal habitats.

Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo begins with the 5K run at 8 a.m., followed by the untimed fun walk at 8:45 a.m. Online registration is available at through Sept. 9, and registration will also be available at the Zoo Sept. 10, 11 and 12.

A post-race party, sponsored by Kroger, follows the Run Wild event with lively music, family entertainment and complimentary food and beverages.

Medals are presented to the top three male and female finishers in each age category for the 5K. All Run Wild participants receive finisher medals, commemorative T-shirts and admission to the Detroit Zoo on race day.

Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo is also supported by Genisys Credit Union, T-Mobile, IBEW Local 58, DTE Energy, Bank of Ann Arbor, Renewal by Andersen, Means Industries and Pepsi.