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Registration now open for Run Like Wild 5K

Registration is open now for the second-annual Run Like Wild 5K at Zoo Atlanta, set for Saturday, April 23, 2022. The run will take place around, in and through the Zoo, making Run Like Wild the city’s only 5K where runners will have opportunities to spot wildlife such as African lions, African elephants, or western lowland gorillas along their path.

An official Peachtree Road Race qualifying event, Run Like Wild also presents an opportunity to support conservation and education. The 2022 spotlighted species is the red panda.

The 5K will begin at 8 a.m. Runners must register online by April 19, 2022; no mail-in or race day registration will be available. Registration (ages 3 and up) is $45 if purchased by February 17; $50 thereafter. Registration includes chip timing; a commemorative Run Like Wild event T-shirt; a finisher’s medal; post-race food and drink at the After Party; and general admission to the Zoo following the After Party.

In addition to the 5K in the Zoo, Run Like Wild also offers a Virtual 5K option, open to participants of all ages at $40. Virtual runner registration includes an event T-shirt and a finisher’s medal.

Register now or learn more at


Rachel Davis, Director of Communications
404.624.2812 – office
404.309.2238 – cell

Gavin Johnson
Public Relations and Communications Specialist
404.624.5980 – office

About Zoo Atlanta
A proud accredited member of the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the gold standard for animal care and welfare, Zoo Atlanta has a mission to save wildlife and their habitats through conservation, research, education, and engaging experiences. The Zoo is home to more than 1,000 animals representing more than 200 species from around the world, many of them endangered or critically endangered. Highlights include giant pandas, including Ya Lun and Xi Lun, the only giant panda twins in the U.S.; one of North America’s largest zoological populations of great apes; and a global center of excellence for the care and study of reptiles and amphibians. Recent transformations include the new African Savanna, featuring new and expanded habitats for African elephants, giraffes, zebras, ostriches, warthogs, meerkats, and rhinos; Savanna Hall, a state-of-the-art special event destination in the newly restored historic former home of the Atlanta Cyclorama; and the new Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Plaza. For more information, visit

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