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Overall Rating (2 Reviews)
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(2 Ratings)(2 Reviews)
DIFFICULTY
3
SCENERY
4.5
PRODUCTION
4
SWAG
3
Make tracks for wildlife in the WCS Run for the Wild at the Bronx Zoo. We’ll have two start times, one for runners at 8:00 a.m., and a second for our Family Fun Run/Walk at 8:45 a.m. All adults and senior registrants must also raise at least $30 before the … MORE
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    farmerangel REPEAT RUNNER '18

    When you compare it most organized runs. Great cause and a great time if you come to enjoy a run and the zoo. But if you are into running 5ks … MORE

    When you compare it most organized runs.

    Great cause and a great time if you come to enjoy a run and the zoo. But if you are into running 5ks and expect it to be timed and start on time then you’ve come to the wrong race.

    Tips:
    Line up in the 7 or 8 minute grouping if you actually want to run this no matter what your actual pace will be. Too many kids and walkers join the 9 and 10 minute groups even though they are supposed to wait for the next group.

    Expect to wait 15 minutes after your warm up to start running bc they thank each sponsor.

    Limited water stations and a few hills so be prepared.

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    3
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    4
    SCENERY
    5
    SWAG
    3

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    RunnerGirlKT REPEAT RUNNER '17

    The WCS Run for the Wild is a fun way to see the Bronx Zoo. Your registration includes free entry to stay at the zoo all day (though you'll have … MORE

    The WCS Run for the Wild is a fun way to see the Bronx Zoo. Your registration includes free entry to stay at the zoo all day (though you’ll have to pay if you want to see any of the ‘premium’ exhibits like the gorillas) and free parking. There is the 5k run and then a family run/walk that starts about 45 minutes after the 5k. You do have to raise $30 on top of the entry fee in order to run.

    This year, the race featured “waves” by pace to help break up the crowd of runners, which helped to cut down on course congestion.

    The course itself winds through the zoo, past various exhibits like the monkeys and giraffes. Even though the exhibits proper don’t open until after the race is over, animals are still out and you’re able to see and take photos of them.

    The finish area includes water, muffins, fruit, etc. as well as giveaways from various companies, a beer garden, a rock climbing wall, and free post run zumba. Then you can spend as much time at the zoo as you want. This year, the weather was gorgeous, but it was rather warm and humid.

    It’s definitely a fun 5k and you can decide what animal you want your entry fee/fundraising to benefit from a list of 5 or so animals.

    DIFFICULTY
    3
    PRODUCTION
    4
    SCENERY
    4
    SWAG
    3

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