2nd Annual Run For Wildlife 5K


Event Date

Sat, Nov 21, 2015


Tampa, FL


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Individual Run For Wildlife 5k - Individual Age group/open

$35 $40 Closed

Team Run For Wildlife 5K - Team Captain

$35 $40 Closed

About This Activity

The Run For Wildlife 5k start/finish line is located at Busch Gardens® Tampa in Parking Lot D, with parking included in race entry*.  The 5k chip-timed course takes participants through Busch Gardens for most of the 3.1-mile race, and there will be animals and character appearances throughout the course.  

Spectators are welcomed at the start/finish line, however, only paid 5k participants are allowed in the park during the run, as well as following the race. Awards will be presented to Overall 1st place Male and Female Finishers and Overall 1st place youth finshers (9 and under).

For your safety and the safety of other runners/walkers, no baby joggers, strollers or wheelchairs are allowed during this timed event.  The course has a number of turns and ramps that would make it difficult to safely maneuver a baby jogger, stroller or wheelchair.

Please note there will be No Race Day Packet Pick-Up or Registration! 

Participants must maintain at least a 16 min. per mile pace or they will be transported back to the finish line.  Race perks include: 

  • Post-race admission to Busch Gardens Tampa valid for race participant only on Sat., Nov. 21, 2015.*

  • Dri-fit (unisex sizing) race shirt

  • Finishers medal

  • Race bib with timing chip

  • Light refreshments at the finish

    *Participants leaving the parking lot following the race and returning later in the day to visit Busch Gardens will pay regular parking rates.  Post race ticket to Busch Gardens Tampa is valid for paid race participant only and for race day on Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 only.  Tickets have no cash value.

    The SeaWorld & Busch Gardens Conservation Fund’s Run for Wildlife 5k gives participants the opportunity to make a difference and support animal conservation efforts worldwide. This is a chance for guests of all ages to take part in the Fund’s mission to work with purpose and passion on behalf of wildlife and habitats worldwide, encouraging sustainable solutions through support of species research, animal rescue and rehabilitation, and conservation education.

Thank you for understanding there will be NO REFUNDS and race/bib numbers CANNOT be given to another participant!

Event details and schedule

Packet Pick Up & Late Registration:  

Packet Pick Up will NOT be available race morning!

Thursday, Nov. 19, 2015

4 pm to 7:30 pm

Friday, Nov. 20, 2015

8:30 am to 7:30 pm

Busch Gardens Human Resources

3605 E. Bougainville Ave., Tampa, FL 

Day of Schedule, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015, Parking Lot D:

6:15 a.m.             Parking Lot Opens for Participant Arrival

7:30 a.m.             5k Begins - Wave starts to be determined

8:30 a.m.             Participants must have cleared park

8:45 a.m.             Awards - Overall Male/Female; adult and youth 9 and under

9:00 a.m.             Moroccan Village opens for 5K participants*

10:00 a.m.           Busch Gardens Tampa opens to the public

Thank you for understanding there will be NO REFUNDS and race/bib numbers CANNOT be given to another participant!

*Busch Gardens invites 5k participants to enjoy exclusive early access to the Moroccan Village beginning at 9 AM.  Guests can purchase breakfast at Zagora Café or enjoy a la carte muffins, Starbucks® coffee and more at Sultan’s Sweets, view and purchase photos at Adventure Photo, and meet animal ambassadors in a special presentation at the Marrakesh Theater. 





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