Run Wild 5k

Event Date

Sat, Jun 7, 2014


Asheboro, NC

About This Activity

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.  A map of the course is available on our website

Fee - Includes timing chip, 1-day pass to the zoo, and a race t-shirt  

Event schedule and times

Saturday, June 7, 2014

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.  LIMITED TO  600 PARTICIPANTS, REGISTER EARLY!

6:30 am - Registration and packet pick-up begins

7:30 am - Race begins

8:45 am - FREE Kids’ fun run at Solar Point.  Bring your little "animals" for our FREE Kids' Fun Run to be held after the race at Solar Point. Every kid gets a prize!  Human kids only, please!

Awardswill 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; and 60 and over.

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