DETAILS

What's Your Wild?
Sunday April 23, 2017
9:30am Start 

 

Not a morning person? Roll out of bed and just show up in your PJs and you'll fit right in!

Join the fun at the first annual What's Your Wild 5K/1K charity run event on Sunday, April 23rd as participants and families run/walk to benefit the Valley Zoo Development Society!

All participants will receive custom T-shirts(not guaranteed for those registering within 2 weeks of the event), swag bags, finisher metals and access to post-race festivities.

The top 3 overall men and women finishers in the What's Your Wild 5k will also receive amazing awards!

THROW on your favourite set of PJ’s or onesies and put on a pair of shoes – What's Your Wild is coming!

This great new event offers:

  • Run like a.... (insert YOUR fast animal) - official timed 5km event
  • Walk, trot, swing like a...(insert your favorite slow mover) - 5k fun run/walk
  • 1k 'Wild-Onzie'- Animal Onzie Fun Run
    • Come dressed in your fanciest, cutest or best animal costume for a chance to win some great zoo-rific prizes!
*all events will have prizes for the best dressed!  

Location

The event is based at the Edmonton Valley Zoo.
13315 Buena Vista Road
Edmonton, AB  T5J 2R7.

Ample Parking is available at the zoo.
Event check-in will be in the courtyard at the zoo.

Package Pickup

  • Saturday April 22

    • MOUNTAIN EQUIPMENT CO-OP DOWNTOWN (12328 – 102nd Ave NW)

    • 1:00 to 5:00pm

  • Sunday April 23

    • Edmonton Valley Zoo — located just before the Zoo main entrance

    • 9:00am-9:20am

**Note: No packages will be handed out after 9:20am - best to get your package on Saturday!

LATE ENTRIES WILL BE ACCEPTED ON SATURDAY ONLY.

WHAT'S YOUR WILD? SCHEDULE

Sunday April 23, 2017

9:00am- 9:20am         Late package pickup(avoid the lineups and pickup on Saturday!) 

9:30am                     5K What's Your Wild - 'Run Like A....' race start

9:32am                     5K What's Your Wild - 'Walk, Trot, Swing Like A...' jog/walk start

10:00am                    1K Wild-Onzie Walk/Run

10:30am                    Draw Prizing, Awards & Zoo-rific Fun!

You will receive notice early the week of the event final event details and any changes.

Course & Event Details

5km Route -    MAP 

Starting on the East side of the Zoo entrance, athletes will run east to Laurier Park Road.  Athletes will follow Laurier Park Rd Southwest towards Quesnel Bridge (yes there's a good hill for you!) and the turnaround point.  Returning the same way, athletes will turn right and loop Laurier Park in a clockwise fashion.  Returning to the start point, athletes will enter the zoo and loop through all areas of the facility!  
If you haven't been here in a while,  you'll be slowing down to check things out.

The finishline is in the new central courtyard.

 
1km Wild-Onzie Run MAP 
Starting next to the finish area, athletes/animals will make a 1k loop through the park.  Let's hope the zoo-keepers can differentiate between the real animals, and this wild bunch!

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

PLEDGE PRIZES

Pledge prizing and incentive level details to follow.

WATER STATIONS 

Refreshments are served at one station on the 5km course. You can choose between Sports Drink and water. 

THE FINISH LINE 
After passing the finish line please move forward 200 meters. Just past the finish, you will find fruit, muffins & more! We will provide warm and cool drink. 
Our medical services will also be available here. 

DISTRIBUTION OF PRIZES 
Draw prizing will be awarded once we have the last finisher across the line.  No age group awards will be presented.

RESULTS LIST 
Results will be posted onsite as they are updated and official results will be posted on our website within 24hours of the event.
POST EVENT ACTIVITIES
Details to follow