Fundraising Franklin Blackshear ©WCS

All registered children and adults who meet the minimum $35 fundraising requirement, will get:

  • Entrance to either the 5K or Family Fun Run
  • Complimentary Bronx Zoo general admission and parking for the entire day
  • A commemorative WCS Run for the Wild t-shirt



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

All participants are also eligible for a host of prizes based on your personal fundraising success: You can win a rhino plush, baseball cap, tumbler, beach towel, tote bag, and Bronx Zoo Total Experience tickets plus a VIP brunch. Sign up and get a jump start on your fundraising now.

Please note: prizes are awarded to individual participant fundraisers, not to teams.

Your Run for the Wild donation is tax deductible.  Please check with your employer about matching your gift to the WCS Run for the Wild. Matching gift forms can be emailed to or mailed to

2300 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10460
Attn: WCS Run for the Wild.

Stay tuned for other great prizes and incentives.

Start a Facebook Fundraiser

You can start a Facebook Fundraiser to support your run - and the funds raised will count towards your fundraising goal and prizes! Please note that there may be a delay of a day or two before donations made through Facebook are reflected in your Run for the Wild fundraising total.

Facebook Fundraising Instructions >>

Fundraising Toolkit

Ready for a wild run for wildlife? Whether you're new to raising funds or have participated before, you'll find helpful tips and resources here.