Walk in the Wild is Back!

Walk or run for wildlife at the Phoenix Zoo’s Walk in the Wild 2016. Don your favorite animal attire and take part in the one mile or 5K, enjoying the sights and sounds of the Zoo.* Walk in the Wild includes a morning full of unique activities you won’t find at any other Valley walk, including all-day Zoo admission, raffle and lakeside after-party.

Participants also receive a commemorative T-shirt and race bib.

Organize a team or participate as an individual and prance, prowl, soar or slither to the finish line at this unique event. All proceeds help support the Zoo’s animals and worldwide conservation efforts.


Pre-registration has ended, but please join us at 6 a.m. on event day for day-of registration.


Early admission for members not taking part in the walk will not be available.  Admission time for members and the general public will be 9 a.m.


*For the safety and well-being of the animals, please refrain from wearing mascot costumes with large headpieces.

  • Event Information
  • T-shirt and Race Bib Pick-up
  • After Party and Raffle
  • Volunteer

Event Day Schedule

6 – 7:30 a.m. | Day-of Registration
7 a.m. | 5K Walk/Run Begins
7:30 a.m. | One Mile Walk/Run Begins
7:30 – 10 a.m. | Lakeside After-party for Participants 

Please note: This is a non-competitive/non-timed walk/run.

Walk in the Wild Race Map 2016


Individual Phoenix Zoo Member:  

$25 each adult participant (14+)
$12 each child participant (3 – 13)
Free (children 2 & under)

Individual General:

$30 each adult participant (14+)
$15 each child participant (3 – 13)
Free (children 2 & under)

T-shirt and race bib pick-up for pre-registered individuals and teams will take place on January 27th – January 29th at Sole Sports Running Zone in Tempe between the hours of 10 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. Participants will receive a $15 Sole Sports Running Zone Coupon as part of their packet.


Sole SportsSole Sports Running Zone
1006 E Warner Rd Ste 104
Tempe, AZ 85284

  • Please bring the completed waiver that was sent to your registration email to pick-up race packets. You can also download a version here. Walk in the Wild Waiver
  • $15 coupons will only be available to participants who pick-up their packets before event day
  • Team captains must be present with completed waiver form of all team members to pick-up team packet.

Join us after the walk for the Lakeside after party. Enjoy complimentary snacks and beverages, live music from DJ Rockin’ Rob, meet and greets with animal character mascots, children’s bounce houses and more!

*Only Walk in the Wild participants will be able to enter the after party*

Participants will have the opportunity to earn raffle tickets before and after the walk to win one of many prizes. Raffle drawing starts at 9 a.m. at the Lakeside after party.

Be sure and wear your animal themed attire to earn double raffle tickets.

*For the safety and well-being of the animals, please refrain from wearing large mascot costumes with large headpieces that cover the head and face*

Prizes include:

  • 2 hours’ worth of jumpstreet “Bounce for Bucks” Fundraiser Bucks
  • Autographed Eric Bledsoe #2 Phoenix Suns Basketball
  • 4 baseline reserve tickets to an Arizona Diamondbacks 2016 game
  • $20 Pei Wei Gift Card and Free Appetizer Cards
  • $25 Sole Sport Running Zone Gift Certificates (two available )
  • $50 Sole Sports Running Zone Gift Certificates (two available)
  • Arizona Coyotes #5 Connor Murphy autographed puck and photo
  • $50 Smashburger Smashbucks (2 available)
  • Butterfly Wonderland Gift Basket (kids admission, t-shirt, candle and more)
  • Garcia’s Mexican Restaurant Gift Bag (t-shirt, mug and $50 giftcard)
  • Autographed #38 Andre Ellington Arizona Cardinals Football
  • $15 Road ID Gift Cards (22 available)
  • Various Phoenix Zoo Souvenirs and More!
  • 1 Adult & 1 Child Admission ticket to the Arizona Renaissance Festival
    *Must be present to win* 

We’re looking for volunteers at the WILDEST walk in town! Sign up now and be a part of Walk in the Wild, a charity walk that supports the non-profit Phoenix Zoo. All proceeds help maintain and care for the animals and continues to allow for interactive educational programs to inspire and promote human stewardship of the natural world and all of its creatures.

We could use your help!

Sign up here

For questions contact volunteer@phoenixzoo.org or call 602.286.3800 X 7335

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