Run Wild this Weekend at the Detroit Zoo

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By Jeffrey Buck

It’s not to late to sign up for the annual Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo benefit being held this Sunday, September 15. Join thousands of other runners and walkers as they help support the Zoo’s Ruth Glancey Animal Health Complex and veterinary care.

You still have a few options when it comes to signing up. Last day for online registration is today, click here to sign up. You can also register in person at the zoo on Sept. 13, 14 or 15.

The activities will begin at 8 a.m. and include 5K and 10K runs through the streets of Huntington Woods. There will also be a noncompetitive 1.5-mile fun walk through a special course that takes participants by award-winning habitats throughout the zoo grounds.

Medals will be awarded to the top two male and female finishers in each age category.  Don’t worry though because all participants will receive a commemorative T-shirt as well as free admission to the Zoo on race day. A post-race extravaganza will take place following the runs and include all sorts of fun activities and food ranging from live music and appearances by the Detroit Zoo mascots.

Run Wild for the Detroit Zoo is supported locally by Ford Motor Company, Kroger, Community Choice Credit Union, WJR 760 AM, 93.1 Doug FM, 96.3 WDVD and the Southeastern Michigan Veterinary Medical Association.

Registration Cost: 

Fun Walk ($25)

5K Race ($30)

10K Race ($35)

5K & 10K Combo ($55)

Start Times:

5K Run: 8 a.m. (10 Mile Entrance)

10K Run: 8:45 a.m. (10 Mile Entrance)

Fun Walk: 9 a.m. (Main Picnic Grove)

Packets will not be mailed to participants. Packets will be available for pickup on Friday from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., Saturday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday from 6 a.m. to 8:45 p.m.

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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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