Location: Huntersville, NC US 28078 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk
Event Time Price Details
Run Wild 5K Run/Walk
8:00AM EDT
Wild Child Fun Run/Walk (11& under)
9:15AM EDT
8915 Devonshire Dr.
Huntersville, NC US 28078

The only TAME thing about this race is the location!  Rolling hills and a beautiful golf course community make this 5K course one of the area’s best.  The out and back course with downhill finish will be USATF certified.  ChampionChip timing with starting mats at start and finish.  With cash prizes going to the top two overall male and female athletes, you can expect some FIERCE competition.

Sign up for this race online, or print the attached Paper Registration Form and either mail it in (mail-in entries must be postmarked by May 7th) or drop it off at Fleet Feet in Birkdale Village by May 11th.  Please note, there is no SignUp fee for paper registration. 

All 5K participants registered by April 30th, will receive a Tech shirt.  All Fun Run participants preregistered by April 30th will receive a t-shirt.  Limited quantities of both may be available on race day, but cannot be guaranteed. 

Race day registration will be available from 7:00am to 7:45am and costs will be as follows:  Run Wild 5K = $30 / Wild Child Fun Run = $15

Packet Pickup

Race packets may be picked up by May 11th at Fleet Feet located at 16620 Cranlyn Rd., Huntersville, NC  28078.

Race Day packet pickup and late registration begins at 7:00am at the Birkdale Residence Club located at 8915 Devonshire Dr., Huntersville, NC  28078.  


Wildest Wardrobe, Largest Pride, Middle of the Pack…oh, you’re interested in SPEED awards? 

Cash awards will be presented to the top two overall male and female athletes.

1st Place = $150

2nd Place = $75

Age group awards will be presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Place (male and female) winners in each of the following divisions:  11 & under, 12-14, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-60, 70 plus. 

All Wild Child participants receive a medal, and the top male and female cubs will receive awards. 

No duplication of awards.


After Party

We’ll have a ROARING good time celebrating the race finish with food, fun, and loads of family friendly activities.  

Refund Policy

Registration fees are NON-REFUNDABLE and NON-TRANSFERABLE to another person or to a different year. If you do not participate you may take the amount of your entry fee as a charitable donation on your income tax return. The African Children’s Project is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization and all of the proceeds from the race will go to charity.

The Run Wild 5K and Wild Child Fun Run is a race to benefit children who have been orphaned as a direct result of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa.  All proceeds will go toward the construction of a community based, permanent home in Kenya that will provide compassionate, holistic, long-term care for orphans in a family-oriented environment.  Not only will this home allow children who have been marginalized to live lives free of exploitation and abuse, but it will enable them to regain a sense of belonging, value, and purpose.  Join us for a competitive run or a leisurely walk and positively impact a child's life in a way you never dreamed possible.  


To become a sponsor, to volunteer, or if you have other questions, please email Melanie Freshour at or call (704) 598-7884.


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