Run for the Wild supporting Wildlife Conservation Society
Run for the Wild

About Run for the Wild

Each year, the WCS Run for the Wild raises awareness of the threats facing wildlife while fundraising to help WCS's conservation work at the Bronx Zoo and around the world.

The 5k race for individual runners will begin at 8:00 a.m.; casual runners and walkers can take part in the Family Fun Run/Walk at 8:45 a.m.

More than 5,000 runners and walkers are expected to participate in this year's event. All are welcome to stay after the race to take part in post-run activities and visit the Bronx Zoo.

Runners, walkers, and wildlife supporters are invited to participate and/or support a participant.

Registration Information

  • Individual Adult
  • $50
  • Individual Child
  • $40
  • Individual Senior
  • $40
  • WCS Member Adult
  • $40
  • WCS Member Child
  • $30
  • WCS Member Senior
  • $30
  • Virtual Runner
  • FREE

All adults and senior registrants must also raise at least $35 before the run in order to participate.


Starts at:  September 26, 2020 7:00 AM
Ends at:  September 26, 2020 1:00 PM


Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Boulevard
Bronx,NY 10460 USA


5k And Family Fun Run

Bronx Zoo, Saturday, September 26, 2020

Including Free Zoo Admission
Music and Dancing
Including Free Zoo Admission
Beer Garden

They're iconic. They're majestic. They're endangered. They need your help.

Proud Sponsors

Why Participate?


All adults and senior registrants must also raise at least $35 before the run in order to participate. The fundraising requirement is waived for children. All participants are also eligible for a host of prizes based on your personal fundraising success. Sign up and get a jump start on your fundraising now.

Fundraising Info



Minimum: T-shirt


Level 1


Level 1: Plush

Rhino Plush + t-shirt

Level 2


Level 2: Baseball Cap

Baseball Cap + all previous prizes

Level 3


Level 3: Tumbler

Tumbler + all previous prizes

Level 4


Level 4: Beach Towel

Beach Towel + all previous prizes

Level 5


Level 5: VIP Brunch, Tote, and Zoo Tickets

VIP Brunch, Tote, & Zoo Tickets + all previous prizes

How Your Support Makes a Difference


  • 7:00 AM
  • Registration Opens*
  • 7:00 - 8:30 AM
  • Live Entertainment
  • 7:40 AM
  • Warm Up Stretches & Opening Ceremonies
  • 8:00 AM
  • Start time for 5K Run No Strollers permitted
  • 8:30 AM
  • Warm up Stretches
  • 8:45 AM
  • Start time for Family Fun Run/Walk Strollers permitted

Post-run Activities

  • 8:30 - 11:00 AM
  • Post run refreshments & Music
  • 8:30 - 12:00 PM
  • Costumed Characters
  • 8:30 - 12:00 PM
  • Games
  • 8:30 - 12:00 PM
  • Music
  • 9:00 - 12:00 PM
  • Sponsor Give-Aways
  • 9:00 - 11:30 AM
  • Beer Garden 21+ years old
    Must present valid ID for sampling. ID check in will take place in Bronx River Parking lot by start area and Astor Court.
  • 9:30 & 11:00 AM
  • Sea lion feedings
  • 10:00 AM
  • Bronx Zoo exhibits open
  • 10:00 - 12:00 PM
  • Photo Ops
Stay with Us for the Day

As the world's largest urban zoo, the Bronx Zoo features more than 600 species from around the globe. Meet some of our mammals, birds, reptiles, fish and insects. All-day admission is included!

Rock ClimbingGiraffe

"The Run for the Wild 5K at the Bronx Zoo has become an annual race for my husband and I. It is so fun to be in the zoo before the park is open and run past the animals. Then you get to stay for the rest of the day and enjoy the zoo!"

Celeste S.

Thanks to our generous sponsors