Walk for the Wild Presented by SKECHERS / Benefiting GLAZA and the L.A. Zoo
Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association

About Walk for the Wild

Go the distance for wildlife.

Introducing the L.A. Zoo’s first-ever in-person fundraising walk in support of the Zoo’s vital mission to save wildlife and wild places, happening Saturday, February 25, 2023 at the L.A. Zoo.

Benefiting the Zoo and its nonprofit partner, the Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association (GLAZA), Walk for the Wild presented by SKECHERS is a fitness and fundraising adventure that starts the moment you register and culminates with a fun early-morning trek through the Zoo’s lush grounds, with views of Masai giraffes, elephants, flamingos, and more.

When you become part of this extraordinary journey, you’ll join fellow nature lovers in making a big impact on animals and the planet we all share. Get started today!

Here are the steps:

1) Register as an individual or join or start a team. Walk for the Wild is better together!

2) During registration, choose whether to receive a commemorative T-shirt and/or purchase general admission Zoo tickets for the day of the Walk.

3) Start fundraising, beginning with a donation to yourself. Fundraising rewards start at the $150 donation level and include a giraffe plush and limited-edition sustainable merchandise. You can also compete for Top Individual or Top Team fundraising honors and perks. Find inspiration, tips, and resources on the Fundraising Toolkit page.

4) Join us for the Walk on February 25. Check-in opens at 6 a.m. and the Walk starts at 7:30 a.m. At the end of the route, enjoy a DJ dance party, commemorative photo op, light refreshments, and more at the Walk for the Wild Village until the event's conclusion at 9:45 a.m.

Special Offer

When you register and fundraise for Walk for the Wild, all donations you get between February 14 and 25 will be matched dollar-for-dollar, thanks to a challenge fund provided by a generous anonymous donor. Can't join us at the Zoo for the Walk? You can still help save wildlife by donating. Do it by February 25, and your contribution will be doubled.*

*Qualifying contributions must be made from Tuesday, February 14, through Saturday, February 25, at 11:59 p.m. PST. Please allow up to seven business days for match funds to appear in your personal fundraising total.

Registration Information

  • Walker
  • $55
  • Walker with T-shirt
  • $75


Starts at:  February 25, 2023 8:00 AM
Ends at:  February 25, 2023 1:00 PM


Los Angeles Zoo
5333 Zoo Drive
Los Angeles,CA 90027 USA



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Fundraising Incentives

Use your influence and reap rewards! With the resources and tools available to you, fundraising is easy. The more you raise, the bigger your impact and the more rewards you’ll earn.



Elephant plush

Giraffe plush  



Walk for the Wild hat

Walk for the Wild hat+ plush



Reusable, sustainable bento box

Reusable, sustainable bento box + all previous prizes


Top Individual Fundraiser

Giraffes at the L.A. Zoo

Breakfast with Giraffes + Membership and Skechers prize package

Top Team Fundraisers

Walk for the Wild hat

Tickets to L.A. Zoo Lights + Skechers prize package

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Associate Sponsors

California Credit Union and Kennedy Wilson

Contributing Partners

Pepsi, Don Francisco's Coffee, and GoGo Squeeze

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