Run Wild for the Zoo 5K

Run Wild for the Zoo 5K
Date Apr 2025 (TBD)
Distance 5k
Course Type Road

Race Information

Lace up your running shoes and hit the pavement—while helping to save wildlife along the way! Join hundreds of runners and walkers as they lace up their running shoes for Run Wild for the Zoo 5K and one-mile Fun Run/Walk at Philadelphia Zoo!

The Run Wild for the Zoo 5K and one-mile Fun Run/Walk is on the Zoo’s unique 42-acre campus in West Philadelphia. This event provides a fun and healthy opportunity for hundreds of local supporters to rally behind Philadelphia Zoo. Race proceeds will support the more than 1,900 animals in the zoo's care, many of which are rare and endangered, by providing funds for nutrition, habitat enhancements, medical care, enrichment activities, and more.

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