Run for the Wild 2022 supporting Wildlife Conservation Society
Run for the Wild 2022

About Run for the Wild 2022

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 3K Family Fun Run/Walk at 9:30 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 Ages 16-64
  • $55
  • Individual Child Ages 3-15
  • $45
  • Individual Senior Ages 65+
  • $45
  • WCS Member Adult Ages 16-64
  • $40
  • WCS Member Child Ages 3-15
  • $30
  • WCS Member Senior Ages 65+
  • $30
  • Virtual Runner
  • $35 Includes a t-shirt and medal

All adults (16 and older) and senior registrants must also raise at least $35 before the run in order to participate. Please see our FAQs for details on required minimum charges.


Starts at:  April 30, 2022 7:00 AM
Ends at:  April 30, 2022 1:00 PM


Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Boulevard
Bronx,NY 10460 USA


Save the Date

Bronx Zoo, Saturday, April 29, 2023

Including Free Zoo Admission
All Rides & Attractions
Free Parking
Including Free Zoo Admission
Costumed Characters

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

Proud Sponsor


All adults (16 and older) 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: Tumbler

Tumbler + t-shirt

Level 2


Level 2: Baseball Cap

Baseball Cap + all previous prizes

Level 3


Level 3: Umbrella

Umbrella + all previous prizes

Level 4


Level 4: Backpack

Backpack + all previous prizes

Level 5


Level 5: VIP Meal Voucher and Zoo Tickets

VIP Meal Voucher & Zoo Tickets + all previous prizes

How Your Support Makes a Difference


  • 8:00 AM
  • 5K Start Times at Bronx River Entrance Participants for the 8am Run must enter via the Southern Boulevard Lot
  • 9:30 AM
  • 3K Start Time at Bronx River Entrance Participants for the 3K Run/Walk must enter via the Bronx River Entrance

Post-run Activities

  • 8:30 - 11:30 AM
  • Post Run Refreshments
  • 8:30 - 1:00 PM
  • Costumed Characters Staggered appearances
  • 9:00 - 12:00 PM
  • Music & Games
  • 9:00 - 1:00 PM
  • Photo Ops
  • 9:30 - 1:00 PM
  • Trivia at Dancing Crane Plaza
  • 10:00 - 1:00 PM
  • Wildlife Theater at Grizzly Corner
  • 10:00 AM
  • Bronx Zoo Exhibits Open Opening day for Wild Asia Monorail
  • 12:00 PM
  • Dinosaur Safari Walk Opens
Stay with Us for the Day

The Bronx Zoo is open exclusively for Run participants all morning! 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 — with access to all rides and attraction — is included! Make sure to stop by World of Birds as we celebrate its 50th Anniversary where you can see hornbills up close! Plus starting at 12, explore Dinosaur Safari, and learn about amazing creatures past and present.

Please visit our Bronx Zoo FAQs for information about park rules.

"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