NC AAZK Run Wild 5K

NC AAZK Run Wild 5K
Sunday, Oct 1, 2023 at 7:30am
North Carolina Zoo
4401 Zoo Parkway

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.

Hosted by the North Carolina Chapter of the American Association of Zoo Keepers - a non-profit organization comprised of zookeepers and other interested individuals.

About NC AAZK: Through fund-raising and education, our chapter works to advance domestic and exotic animal care, foster professional development and contribute to research and a variety of conservation efforts worldwide. Currently, our chapter's members include zookeepers and other interested individuals from the following four different animal care facilities in North Carolina.

There will be NO day-of registration.

Adults prices:

$35.00 - online registration closes September 1st at 9AM

Youth prices (under 18):

$30.00 - online registration closes September 1st at 9AM

Online Registration Fee Includes:

timing chip, one-day pass to the zoo, and a race t-shirt.

Race Time: 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM

6:30 AM - Packet pick-up begins

7:30 AM - Race begins

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.

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