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"Into The Wild "

Running Festival

Saturday June 8th, 2024

Registration for 2024 is open!

Thank you for always supporting the Animals.



Limitless Lion 5K Run- 7:00 AM*

Tireless Tiger 10K Run- 7:15 AM*

Jaguar Jaunt Family Fun 5K Walk- 8:00 AM

Please note the start times of each race, no late starts will be permitted

*Please Note: Both the 5K and 10K running events are races and should not be walked. If you do not feel you can run the entire course length, please opt to participate in the fun run/walk 5K event that starts at 8:00 AM. Participants who fail to run the entire course in the competition 5K or 10K events will be picked up by courtesy chase vehicles in order to clear the course for the next event.

Into The Wild 2024
Saturday, June 8, 2024


  • The 5K Run, 10K Run and 5K Walk will take place as usual, but are not going to be bib-timed this year. General course time clocks will be visible - Or if you would like to self-time, be sure to wear a watch.
  • All events will start and finish on the grounds of The Wild Animal Sanctuary! Start and Finish lines are within easy walking distance from the Sanctuary's 48,000-square-foot Welcome Center and free on-site parking!
  • Events take place entirely on dirt and gravel courses - every runner loves them!
  • Beautiful, scenic routes weave between Lion, Tiger, Bear and other wild animal habitats!
  • Top-of-the-line tech shirt & running cap included in each paid race registration! ($25 value) 
  • Plan to arrive early in order to pick up shirts and hats on race day. Items will NOT be mailed. *TWAS reserves the right to provide a different size or substitute design based on availability.*
  • An incredible array of food, beverages, entertainment and music! ($35 value)
  • Custom finisher medals for all ages!
  • Browse a variety of vendors at the Expo before and after your event! 
  • Entrance to The Wild Animal Sanctuary's "Mile Into The Wild Walkway" for all paid participants on the day of their event! ($50 value)
  • Participation, in any event, gives you the opportunity to raise money to help the more than 750 rescued animals at the Sanctuary and Refuge! Ask friends, family, neighbors, and co-workers to sponsor you in raising money for some fantastic creatures! (Priceless!)



In some of the previous years we have received excessive rains that made our run/walk course too dangerous and muddy to utilize for the event. In the event the running course becomes excessively muddy and unsafe, participants will not be allowed on the course. Everyone will still have the opportunity to engage with vendors and enjoy food and drinks. Additionally, the Mile Into The Wild Walkway will still be accessible.