Run for the Wild 2021 supporting Wildlife Conservation Society
Run for the Wild 2021

About Run for the Wild 2021

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.

Time slots for the 5K race for individual runners begin at 8:00 a.m.; casual runners and walkers can take part in the 3K Family Fun Run/Walk that begins at 10:30 a.m. All registered participants are encouraged to stay after the race to enjoy exclusive post-run activities and the entire day at the Bronx Zoo, including all rides and attractions. Special for this year – the Bronx Zoo will only be open for Run participants for the day.

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

Registration Information

  • Individual Adult
  • $55
  • Individual Child
  • $45
  • Individual Senior
  • $45
  • WCS Member Adult
  • $45
  • WCS Member Child
  • $35
  • WCS Member Senior
  • $35
  • Virtual Runner
  • $15

All adults and senior registrants must also raise at least $35 by April 4th in order to participate. Please see our FAQs for details on required minimum charges and fee increases that will occur on April 5th. Register by April 18th for free shipping of t-shirt and bib!


Starts at:  April 24, 2021 7:00 AM
Ends at:  April 25, 2021 1:00 PM


Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Boulevard
Bronx,NY 10460 USA


Save the Date

Bronx Zoo, Saturday, April 30, 2022

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 Sponsors


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

Lemur Plush + t-shirt

Level 2


Level 2: Lemur Socks

Lemur Socks + all previous prizes

Level 3


Level 3: Tumbler

Lemur Tumbler + all previous prizes

Level 4


Level 4: Sports Tote

Sports Tote + all previous prizes

Level 5


Level 5: VIP Brunch, Tote, and Zoo Tickets

VIP Breakfast & Zoo Tickets + all previous prizes

How Your Support Makes a Difference


  • 8:00 - 10:00 AM
  • 5K Start Times at Bronx River Entrance Every 30 minutes
  • 10:30 - 12:30 PM
  • 3K Start Times at Southern Boulevard Entrance Every 30 minutes

Post-run Activities

  • 8:30 - 2:00 PM
  • Post run refreshments
  • 8:30 - 2:30 PM
  • Costumed Characters Staggered appearances
  • 9:00 - 2:00 PM
  • Music
  • 9:00 - 2:30 PM
  • Photo Ops
  • 9:15 - 2:00 PM
  • Trivia
  • 9:30 - 2:30 PM
  • Wildlife Theater
  • 10:00 AM
  • Bronx Zoo exhibits open
Stay with Us for the Day

The Bronx Zoo is open exclusively for Run participants! 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!

"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