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Get set to run for reticulated giraffes on April 22

ATLANTA – February 2, 2023 – Ready, set, run! Registration is open now for the third-annual Run Like Wild 5K at Zoo Atlanta, scheduled for Saturday, April 22, 2023. The run will take place in and through the Zoo and Grant Park, making Run Like Wild the city’s only 5K where runners will have opportunities to spot wildlife such as giraffes, elephants, or gorillas along their path.

Run Like Wild is an official Atlanta Journal-Constitution Peachtree Road Race Qualifier. Runners are encouraged to dress in their finest spots, stripes, or feathers to run for the 2023 spotlighted species, the reticulated giraffe.

The race will begin at 8 a.m. and is open to runners, trotters, or walkers ages 3 and up. Runners must register by April 18, 2023; no mail-in registration will be available. Registration is $50 and includes chip timing; a commemorative Run Like Wild 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. A Costume Contest will award prizes for Best Kid and Best Adult.

Spectator tickets are also available at $30 for ages 12 and up and $24 for ages 3 to 11. In addition to the 5K in the Zoo and Grant Park, 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 finisher’s medal.

Capacity is limited, and Run Like Wild sold out in 2022. Book registrations and get full event details here on


Rachel Davis
Director of Communications
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Gavin Johnson
Public Relations and Communications Specialist
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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 African Savanna, featuring new and expanded habitats for African elephants, giraffes, zebras, ostriches, bontebok, 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 Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation Plaza. For more information, visit


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