Time to run ‘Wild’ at the Detroit Zoo

By Jeffrey Buck

It’s that time of year again. Time to get out the running shoes and go ‘Wild’ at the zoo.

The Detroit Zoo will be playing host to its annual Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo on Sunday, September 16. The event is comprised of three events; 5K and 10K runs, as well as a noncompetitive 1.5-mile Fun Walk. Participants in the running events will cruise through the scenic streets of Huntington Woods surrounding the Zoo while walkers will enjoy award-winning animal habitats as they stroll through Zoo grounds.

Sign up by Friday to take advantage of a $5 discount. Here are all the details about the events:

  • Start Times: 5K at 8 a.m. | 10 K at 8:45 a.m. | Walk at 9:00 a.m.
  • Online Registration through Sept. 12 at detroitzoo.org/runwild
  • Zoo Registration available Sept. 14, 15 & 16
  • Medals awarded to the top two male and female finishers in each age category
  • Commemorative T-shirt and free admission to Zoo on race day included
  • Post-race party includes live music, family entertainment, complimentary food and beverages

Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo is supported by Ford Motor Company, Kroger, WJR 760 AM, 93.1 Doug FM, 96.3 WDVD and the Southeastern Michigan Veterinary Medical Association (SEMVMA).

The Zoo is looking for 200 volunteers to assist during the event. For information on volunteer opportunities, contact Linda Denomme at (248) 541-5717 x.3806 or ldenomme@dzs.org.

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About Jeffrey S. Buck

I'm currently a Project Manager at Cypress Partners, LLC in Bloomfield Hills, Mich. I graduated from Wayne State University in 2008 with a B.A. in Journalism. Looking to broaden my view of the world, I spent a semester abroad studying at the University of Salford, a Greater Manchester University in England. I enjoy doing an array of activities, including following Detroit sports teams, SCUBA diving, traveling, reading, playing tennis, hand-written letters and going to the movies. I am the co-founder of the Woodward Spine, a blog about Detroit and its surrounding communities. The Woodward Spine aims to inform its readers about relevant news and events through creative and informative posts in these core areas: news, opinion, entertainment, history, sports and development. The Woodward Spine serves the tri-county metro Detroit area, concentrating mainly on the communities that lie along the Woodward corridor.
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