The other day one of my students was wearing a shirt with an elephant on it and it said “Run Wild and Free”. The weather was gorgeous outside and I just thought to myself “Yes, yes I do want to run wild and free”!
In fact, I couldn’t wait to get out and run on my trail and soak in the gorgeous weather.
I admit I daydreamed for a moment about really running wild and free and what it must be like to run on the African plains while seeing giraffes, zebras, and elephants in the distance. Wow, that would be amazing. But truth be told, I don’t ever desire to visit Africa anytime in the near future, so where else could run Wild and Free?
Oh, how about Animal Kingdom at Disney? I’ve done a few races here already and I don’t remember even seeing any animals along the course.
So then I remembered that there were some Zoo Runs in the United States. I would like to run one of these races one day but as of right now, there aren’t any near me but I thought I would share some popular ones in hopes that you might be able to run one and then report back to me.
These races are a combination of 5K and 10K races. Many of them offer kid races as well.
Run Wild for the Zoo at Philadelphia Zoo, PA
Zoom Through the Zoo - Memphis, TN
Zoo Run Run - Lafayette, IN (I don't think this race is actually INSIDE the zoo)
Run Wild - Detroit Zoo, MI
Lincoln Park Zoo - Chicago, IL
Fort Worth Zoo Run , TX
Zoo Run Run at Columbus Zoo, OH
Run for the Wild at Bronx Zoo, NYC
Make tracks for the Zoo, St. Lois Zoo, MO
Are any if these races near you? Would you run one? -M
We will be linking up with the gals from TOTR.