Enjoy one of the most picturesque running trails in all of Pennsylvania! Your 5K or 10K trek will take you through the Trexler Game Preserve, a serene animal sanctuary that totals more than 1200 acres. Your fun race will end inside the Lehigh Valley Zoo as you run past our zebras, oryx, camels, ostrich, and kangaroos, and end at our St Luke’s Giraffe Barn where Murphy and Tatu will be cheering you on!
The Zoo’s Run Wild 5k will start at 8:30 AM and the 10k will follow at 8:45 AM. The races start in the Zoo’s parking lot. There will be separate award ceremonies after each race on the zoo sun deck. Please arrive early on race day and utilize our 2 packet pickup days on Saturday August 10th and Sunday August 11th.
Awards for each race will be awarded:
- Overall Male and Female winners
- Overall Masters Male and Female winners
Awards will be given to the top 3 male and top 3 females in each of these age groups:
- 12 and under
- 70 and up
Register by June 16 to receive a pricing discount and a Run Wild sport shirt! Last day to register and receive a shirt will be July 31, 2019.
Your registration/contribution for this event supports Lehigh Valley Zoo's wildlife conservation efforts. Thank you for your support!
Your Run Wild race t-shirt or Run Wild bracelet entitles you to receive free admission to Lehigh Valley Zoo on race day. Consider becoming a member of Lehigh Valley Zoo and receiving free daytime admission for twelve months! You can learn more about Lehigh Valley Zoo and membership at www.lvzoo.org.
Event details and schedule
Saturday August 17th is Lehigh Valley Zoo's 12th annual Run Wild for Wildlife Conservation 5k and 10k Beast! Run through the beautiful Trexler Nature Preserve, along the Jordan Creek, through the 150 year old Geiger Covered Bridge and alongside the animals inside Lehigh Valley Zoo. The wide, well groomed, trails bordering the Jordan Creek are tree canopied and offer a shaded picturesque run to be remembered all year long. The run finishes with a full loop within Lehigh Valley Zoo.
Results and awards will be in 10 Year Increments. Free admission to Lehigh Valley Zoo on race day.
Price increases are on June 16th, July 14th and last day to register and get a shirt is on July 31.
Lehigh Valley Zoo Run Wild for Wildlife Conservation, 10K, 5K and 1 mile Family Fun Walk for Wildlife