The 2019 WCS Run for the Wild marks the 11th anniversary of the Bronx Zoo’s 5K event dedicated to saving wildlife and wild places.  The annual 5K race and family fun run/walk are scheduled for Saturday, April 27.  Runners, walkers, and wildlife supporters are invited to participate.

Each year, WCS Run for the Wild is committed to raising awareness of the threats facing wildlife while raising money to help WCS conservation work at the Bronx Zoo and around the world. This year, people are running and walking on behalf of giraffes, a threatened species whose numbers are plummeting across its range in Africa.

Since its inception in 2009, more than more than 50,000 people have participated at the Bronx Zoo.

The 5k race for individual runners will begin at 8:00 a.m.; casual runners and walkers can take part in the Family Fun Run/Walk at 8:45 a.m.

More than 5,000 runners and walkers are expected to participate. 


What: 11th annual WCS Run for the Wild

            5k run and family fun run/walk

Who:  Wildlife Conservation Society/Bronx Zoo

When: Saturday, April 27, 2019

Runners start at 8:00 a.m.

Casual runners and walkers start at 8:45 a.m.


Media check-in begins at 7:00 a.m. at the VIP tent

Where: WCS’s Bronx Zoo

Bronx River Entrance (Exit 6 off Bronx River Parkway)


**Media note(s):

Members of the media who wish to cover the event are asked to contact Max Pulsinelli at 718-220-5182; 571-218-7601 (cell); or so that reserved parking and in-park transportation can be arranged.

Members of the media should check-in at the media/VIP tent in the zoo’s Bronx River parking lot prior to the race.

The Bronx River entrance (located off of Exit 6 of the Bronx River Parkway) is the entrance that should be used for access to the event.


WCS Run for the Wild is made possible by these generous sponsors:

Presented by:                         Con Edison

Featured Sponsor:                Montefiore Health System

Supporting Sponsors:           Coca-Cola; Empire BlueCross BlueShield; Spring Bank