Q: Are you offering a Virtual Race?
A: Yes! See registration details for more information on the Virtual Race!
Q: If I register for the Virtual Race, can I participate in the in-person 5K?
A: Only those registered for the in-person 5K and receive a bib are permitted on the course.
Q: What will the weather be like in Atlanta during April?
A: In April in Atlanta, the average high-temperature is 72.5°F, and the average low-temperature is 51.4°F. This race is rain-or-shine. In the case of extreme weather, race updates will be posted here and emailed to all participants.
Q: Can I get a refund if I can no longer attend or want to switch races?
A: Registration for fundraising events like Run Like Wild are non-refundable and non-transferable.
Q: What time should I arrive on race day?
A: We encourage all participants and spectators to arrive by 7 a.m. to ensure parking availability and allow for adequate time, warm up, and get to the starting line at the Zoo Atlanta front gates.
Q: Where can we park for the race?
A: Metered parking is available in the parking lot on Cherokee Avenue and in the Grant Park Gateway parking facility on Boulevard. Parking areas are owned by the City of Atlanta and managed by AAA Parking. Race registration does not include parking validation, so please account for extra time in your morning. Expedite your parking using the ParkMobile app! To learn more about parking, click here.
Q: Are there porta-potties on the course?
A: Restrooms will be available at the starting line, at various locations along the course, and at the After Party.
Q: Are baby joggers, strollers, or pets allowed on the course?
A: Due to the nature of the course, baby joggers, strollers, and pets are NOT permitted on the 5K course.
Q: Are headphones allowed during the race?
A: For safety concerns, we strongly encourage participants to abstain from using headphones during this race.
Q: How will I be timed?
A: Professional chip timing will be provided by Orion Racing.
Q: Is there a course map?
A: Yes, the race course map will be posted here when available.
Q: Is this considered a Peachtree Road Race Qualifier?
A: Yes, the in-person 5K is considered a Peachtree Road Race Qualifier! Learn more at the Atlanta Track Club.
Q: Is there a bag check?
A: No, there will not be a bag or gear check available. Plan to only bring items you are willing to carry with you.
Q: Will there be food?
A: Yes, light refreshments will be provided at the After Party (while supplies last) to runners only.
Q: Is there a rain date?
A: No, the Run Like Wild event will take place rain or shine! Should severe weather cause a cancellation, runners are encouraged to complete their race virtually.
Q: Are spectators allowed?
A: Yes! See 5K Event Details for more information. [Link to section]
Q: Where can I watch the race?
A: Cheer on runners at the starting line or along the course in Grant Park! If you’d like to cheer them on at the finish line or After Party, a spectator ticket or Member reservation is required. A limited number of spectator tickets are available. See event page for more information. [Link to section]
Q: Where can I watch the race inside the Zoo?
A: Due to the nature of the course, spectators along the course inside the Zoo are not permitted. Spectators will be able to watch runners cross the finish line.
Q: What time can I get into the Zoo?
A: With a spectator ticket or Member reservation, you may enter the zoo between 7:15 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. only. If you arrive after 8:15 a.m., you must remain outside of the Zoo until 9:30 a.m.
Q: Can I see animals while I wait for my friend to cross the finish line?
A: Spectators can enjoy KIDZone habitats and Grand Patio. The After Party in the Ford Tent will open at 8 a.m. Please note animals may still be sleeping and may not be viewable.
Q: Can I bring a baby jogger, stroller or pet as a spectator?
A: Spectators can bring baby joggers and strollers. Pets, except service animals, are not permitted inside Zoo Atlanta.
Q: Can I stop to take photos of animals?
A: Yes, you are welcome to stop to view animals along the way, but please do so safely. To keep the race moving, we ask to you limit your time in front of habitats to one minute.
Q: Can I visit the Zoo after the race?
A: Of course! When the Zoo opens to the public at 9:30 a.m. you are welcome to enjoy the Zoo.