Running Wild for the Red River Zoo

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Running Wild for the Red River Zoo

This is a fun 1/2 mile, 1 mile, or 5K run/walk to help raise money for the Red River Zoo.

By Red River Zoo

When and where

Date and time

Saturday, July 15 · 8 - 10am CDT


Red River Zoo 4255 23rd Avenue South Fargo, ND 58104

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About this event

  • 2 hours
  • Mobile eTicket

The Red River Zoo is "otterly" excited to host a race to help support the work we do. What are we "takin" about? This event is a purr-fect way to help us race against time to save some of the world’s rarest cold-climate species. We aren’t kidding! Whether you race like a horse, stroll like a tortoise, waddle like a duck, are flying solo, or traveling in a pack, we would be happy to see you! So don’t be sheepish, hop on over. Oh "deer", one more thing… we hope you have a howlin' good time!

Race Details

Saturday July 15th, 2023

Start times:

8:00AM for the 5k

8:05AM for the 1 mile

8:30AM for the 1/2 mile

This is a rain or shine event.

This is a fun 1/2 mile, 1 mile, and 5k run/walk to help raise money for the Red River Zoo.

To help increase the flow of the race, participants must continue moving throughout the zoo. Participants are encouraged to re-enter the zoo after the event.

Runners will start, and walkers will follow.

This is not a timed event, but participants are welcome to time themselves.

To ensure safety of participants and the zoo’s animals, please follow zoo rules.

The 5k route will cross a couple streets that are not blocked off from traffic. Please watch for traffic and follow traffic laws while crossing streets.


Entry fees are:

1/2 mile $15

1 mile $25

5k $35

Entry fee includes race fee, event shirt, refreshments after race, and same-day admission to the zoo.

About the organizer

Organized by
Red River Zoo


We save wildlife and their habitats through engaging visitor experiences, demonstrated conservation leadership and unique educational opportunities. We believe the natural world is critical to human health and happiness. By connecting people to nature, we inspire our community to learn, care, and act.