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Fee: (Includes timing chip, 1-day pass to the zoo, and a race t-shirt)
$25.00 - Early Registration
$30.00 - One Month Prior to Race
$35.00 - Day of Race
Youth: (under 18) $5.00 off of adult fees
**Please Register by May 6th to guarantee a t-shirt!!** Extra t-shirts will be ordered, but limited quantities and sizes will be available to late registrants.
Adult Sizes: S M L XL XXL
Youth Sizes: S M L
Race Time: From 7:30 AM to 11:00 AM
6:30 AM - Registration and packet pick-up begins
7:30 AM - Race begins
8:45 AM - FREE Kids’ Fun Run at Solar Point
Kids' Fun Run: Bring your little "animals" for our FREE Kids' Fun Run to be held after the race. We will set up a kid friendly, short course near the finish line for the kids. Every kid gets a prize! Human kids only, please!
Awards: Awards will be given to the overall top three male and female finishers as well as the top three male and female finishers in each of the following age categories: 12 and under; 13-18; 18-29; 30-39; 40-49; 50-59; 60 and over.
Race Details: The race will take place on the property of the North Carolina Zoo on both paved and gravel visitor pathways, featuring rolling hills typical to the foothills of North Carolina. Chip timing will be utilized to provide accurate individual times. The course will begin at the North America Connector road, continuing into the zoo through the African and North American continents and concluding at Solar Point. You may hear the roar of our African Lions or howling of the Red Wolves along the way! Participants will finish at Solar Point for refreshments and festivities. View a map of the course.
Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to the start time. Entrances and parking areas will be closed off for the race. Late arrivals will not be allowed to participate for the safety of the runners. LIMITED TO 500 PARTICIPANTS, REGISTER EARLY!
Directions and Parking: Please visit the North Carolina Zoo website, www.nczoo.org, for directions. Parking will be in the North America parking lot near the Solar Point Picnic Area.
- Race will take place rain or shine and the registration fee is nonrefundable.
- Participants must be able to complete the course within 90 minutes (~28 min/mile pace).
- Strollers are allowed, but please be aware that some areas of the course may be narrow and have rough/uneven surfaces.
- Only service animals are allowed at the zoo. Please leave all other animals at home!
Packet Pickup Information: Coming Soon!
For those traveling from out of state or just those that are interested in staying longer, the Hampton Inn in Asheboro will be offering a special rate just for race participants.
Special rates include: $84/King and $94/Double.
If interested in taking advantage of this special rate, please email email@example.com for the discount code before making reservations. Then, please use the following link Hampton Inn and apply the Run Wild 5K discount code. Rooms are limited, so act fast!