North Carolina AAZK Chapter

Run Wild 5K! 2018 at NC Zoo - June 2, 2018
Registration opens on February 1st!!!

REGISTER HERE - Online registration closes May 30th at 9AM



$30.00 - February 1st - June 1st 
$35.00 - Day of Race 

Youth: (under 18) $5.00 off of adult fees

Fee Includes: timing chip, one-day pass to the zoo, and a race t-shirt
Adult T-shirt Sizes:  S     M     L     XL    XXL
Youth T-shirt Sizes:  S      M     L

Race Time: 7:30 AM to 9:00 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

Sponsored By:

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; 19-29; 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.

Directions and Parking: Please visit the North Carolina Zoo website,, for directions. Parking will be in the North America parking lot near the Solar Point Picnic Area. 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.

- 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. Please be aware that some areas of the course may be narrow with uneven surfaces.
- Only service animals are allowed at the zoo. Please leave all other animals at home! 

Packet Pickup Information:
High Point/Greensboro Area:
Thursday - May 31, 2018 from 5pm-7pm at Fleet Feet Sports
Heron Village - 2762 Highway 68 North Unit 111, High Point, NC 27265
Phone: 336-858-5580

Friday - June 1, 2018 from 5pm-7pm at Holiday Inn Express & Suites
1113 E. Dixie Drive, Asheboro, NC 27203
Phone: 1-888-465-4329

*We are offering a room block at a special rate with the Holiday Inn Express. Runners will need to call and say they are with the Run Wild! 5k to receive a special rate. Rooms are limited, so act fast!

Room Block Pricing:
$89.00/King or $99.00/Double
For more information, contact us at

We are always looking for volunteers. If you or someone you know is interested in helping us out,
please contact our Race Directors.