Run Wild Races @ the Metro Richmond Zoo Spring

Sat May 6, 2023 Moseley, VA 23120 US Directions
Event: Run Wild Mini
This 1 mile fun run is designed for children ages 4 - 11. But runners of all ages are welcome with a participating child.

The majority of this course goes through the pathways of the zoo and includes a few all-terrain sections (gravel 5%, grass 20%, dirt 5%, pavement 70%). Parents can run with their children, but will also require a ticket. Children 3 and under do not need a ticket. Strollers are permitted but must be able to handle all-terrain.

*All Mini participants ages 4 and older need a ticket (including chaperones).
*Children ages 4-7 must have a participating parent or chaperone.(Parents may also designate a responsible older sibling or friend to be the chaperone for these kids.)
*Participants receive a free ticket to visit the zoo on race day.
*Many animals will not be out on exhibit during the run for their safety. These animals will be available to see after the Zoo opens for the day.
*This race run is now timed.


Open to ages 4 - 104.
Start Time: 8:00am EDT
Registration: Registration Opens December 17, 2022 at 12:00am EST
Price: $42 $30.00 Race Fee + $2.80 SignUp Fee
Registration: Price increases to $34.00 after January 7, 2023 at 11:59pm EST
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Registration Starting Registration Ending Price
December 17, 2022, 12:00am EST January 7, 2023, 11:59pm EST $42 $30.00 Race Fee + $2.80 SignUp Fee
January 8, 2023, 12:00am EST April 21, 2023, 11:59pm EDT $42 $34.00 Race Fee + $3.04 SignUp Fee
April 22, 2023, 12:00am EDT May 5, 2023, 11:59pm EDT $42 $38.00 Race Fee + $3.28 SignUp Fee
May 6, 2023, 12:00am EDT May 6, 2023, 8:00am EDT $42.00 Race Fee + $3.52 SignUp Fee
Event: Run Wild 5k
This all-terrain 5k starts through the inside of the zoo then spans the perimeter of the Zoo including off-site facilities such as the Cheetah Conservation Center. Portions of the course route travel in between the two perimeter fences that surround the entire Zoo. The all-terrain course consists of mostly dirt, mulch, and grass trails with some gravel and asphalt pathways. The trail has winding turns, some rolling hills, bridges over many creeks, beautiful views, a few steep hills, and sights of exotic wildlife.

*All 5k participants ages 4 and older need a ticket (including chaperones).
*Children ages 4-11 must have a participating parent or chaperone.(Parents may also designate a responsible older sibling or friend to be the chaperone for these kids.)
*Participants receive a free ticket to visit the zoo on race day.
*This 5k race is timed.
Open to ages 4 - 104.
Start Time: 8:30am EDT
Registration: Registration Opens December 17, 2022 at 12:00am EST
Price: $60 $45.00 Race Fee + $3.70 SignUp Fee
Registration: Price increases to $50.00 after January 7, 2023 at 11:59pm EST
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Registration Starting Registration Ending Price
December 17, 2022, 12:00am EST January 7, 2023, 11:59pm EST $60 $45.00 Race Fee + $3.70 SignUp Fee
January 8, 2023, 12:00am EST April 21, 2023, 11:59pm EDT $60 $50.00 Race Fee + $4.00 SignUp Fee
April 22, 2023, 12:00am EDT May 5, 2023, 11:59pm EDT $60 $55.00 Race Fee + $4.30 SignUp Fee
May 6, 2023, 12:00am EDT May 6, 2023, 8:30am EDT $60.00 Race Fee + $4.60 SignUp Fee
Event: Wild Ninja
This approx. 2 mile obstacle course is not for the faint of heart. Participants face up to 42 challenging obstacles dispersed throughout the all-terrain run. Each ninja obstacle is similar to those seen on the hit television series American Ninja Warrior. The ninja and OCR obstacles represent challenges that endangered species encounter in the wild for the survival of their species.

This is not a race; your goal is to conquer the most obstacles to “escape extinction”. Contestants receive points for completing each obstacle that will test their balance, strength, stamina, and mental perseverance. Points accumulated measure the contestants “survival success” according to the IUCN redlist nine categories; Not Evaluated, Data Deficient, Extinct, Extinct in the Wild, Critically Endangered, Endangered, Vulnerable, Near Threatened, and Least Concern."
Lets Go! It's time to get "evaluated," gather your friends and prepare to represent your "species" to prove that you won't go extinct!
Contestants who complete all obstacles successfully will earn the title "unlikely to become extinct in the near future" and receive entry into their next Run Wild Ninja free.

"The IUCN Red List Categories and Criteria are intended to be an easily and widely understood system for classifying species at high risk of global extinction

Run Wild Ninja is for anyone 8 years and older. (8-14 year old's need an adult compete with them)Younger children should have previous obstacle experience before attempting Ninja.

Obstacle course race through OCR obstacles and Ninja Warrior styled Obstacles! Up to 42 obstacles!
Not a timed Race - Race measured on obstacles completed.
*Participants get a free ticket to visit the zoo on race day.

Two Race Start Options
- Red Route starts with Animal Challenge 1
- Blue Route starts with Animal Challenge 7
Open to ages 8 - 110.
Start Time: 9:30am EDT
Registration: Registration Opens December 17, 2022 at 12:00am EST
Price: $100 $85.00 Race Fee + $6.10 SignUp Fee
Registration: Price increases to $90.00 after January 7, 2023 at 11:59pm EST
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Registration Starting Registration Ending Price
December 17, 2022, 12:00am EST January 7, 2023, 11:59pm EST $100 $85.00 Race Fee + $6.10 SignUp Fee
January 8, 2023, 12:00am EST April 21, 2023, 11:59pm EDT $100 $90.00 Race Fee + $6.40 SignUp Fee
April 22, 2023, 12:00am EDT May 5, 2023, 11:59pm EDT $100 $95.00 Race Fee + $6.70 SignUp Fee
May 6, 2023, 12:00am EDT May 6, 2023, 12:00pm EDT $100.00 Race Fee + $7.00 SignUp Fee

Age Based Pricing for Wild Ninja

Registration Starting Registration Ending Age Price
December 16, 2022, 12:00am EST January 7, 2023, 11:59pm EST 8 - 14 $70.00 Race Fee + $5.20 SignUp Fee
January 8, 2023, 12:00am EST April 21, 2023, 11:59pm EDT 8 - 14 $75.00 Race Fee + $5.50 SignUp Fee
April 22, 2023, 12:00am EDT May 5, 2023, 11:59pm EDT 8 - 14 $80.00 Race Fee + $5.80 SignUp Fee
May 6, 2023, 12:00am EDT May 6, 2023, 11:59pm EDT 8 - 14 $85.00 Race Fee + $6.10 SignUp Fee

Age based pricing is automatically applied at checkout.

Event: Ninja Full Access Spectator
This is a ticket is for those who want to travel with & spectate their wild ninjas for the entire 2 mile course. They will see all 13 animal challenges. (Animal Challenges 7-13 do not require a spectator pass to spectate)

This ticket is great for those who need to accompany their children age 8-14 years old but do not want to participate on the obstacles.

*Ninja Spectator's receive a free ticket to visit the zoo on race day.
*Ninja Spectators may add a shirt for a $15 fee.

Start Time: 9:30am EDT
Registration: Registration Opens December 17, 2022 at 2:42pm EST
Price: $35.00 Race Fee + $3.10 SignUp Fee
Registration: Registration ends May 6, 2023 at 11:59pm EDT
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Registration Starting Registration Ending Price
December 17, 2022, 2:42pm EST May 6, 2023, 11:59pm EDT $35.00 Race Fee + $3.10 SignUp Fee

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