Run wild with Zoo New England's first virtual 5K series! Join the pack and set out for a run, walk, or stroll on a route of your choosing. Be sure to customize your downloadable race bib and take a photo with your finisher certificate to share on social media. Your registration fee supports the continued growth and operation of Zoo New England, and our mission to protect and preserve the incredible biodiversity on our planet. Go the extra mile and become a Champion to continue fundraising.
Ready, Set, Go!
Run Wild 5K | April 2021
Run Wilder 5K & 10K | July 2021
Run Wildest 5K, 10K, Half Marathon | October 2021
Become a Champion for Zoo New England by Hosting a Personalized Fundraising Page!
Help raise much needed funds for your Zoos! Maybe you're a longtime visitor of Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo. Maybe you've watched the snow leopards grow up or visited our gorilla troop as it expanded. Or perhaps you've never been to our Zoos before, but want to help protect wildlife and wild places. Whatever your reason for running, create a personalized fundraising page to share your story and set a goal. Your support makes a difference in the lives of the animals that call our Zoos home.
Champions receive an individual membership to the Zoo's young professionals group, The Wild Things, and the top three fundraisers will win an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour!
Thank You to Our Champions!
Committed to Conservation
Zoo New England's mission is to inspire people to protect and sustain the natural world for future generations by creating fun and engaging experiences that integrate wildlife and conservation programs, research, and education. We're involved in numerous conservation projects - within our Zoos, in the local community, and across the globe. You can play a role in our conservation efforts by running wild and becoming a Champion! Through fundraising, you further our commitment to conservation.
Giving to Our Mission to Protect and Sustain the Natural World
All runners support our mission to inspire people to protect and sustain the natural world for future generations. Your donation supports the top-notch care for our animal inhabitants, the creation of fun and educational programs for the community, and important conservation work to save species at home and abroad. Simply put, our impactful work isn't possible without your support.
Thanks to you, Franklin Park Zoo and Stone Zoo have steadily grown to new heights over the years - opening exciting new exhibits, offering innovative programming, and hosting festive community events at both parks while steadily expanding our reach. Please join us as we work together to realize our Zoos' full potential by making a tax-deductible contribution to Zoo New England today!
If you are interested in discounts to attend other fun and educational 21+ Zoo events, exclusive Zoo experiences, and access to Zoo leadership, The Wild Things may be a good fit for you!
Who We Are
The Wild Things is a group of emerging leaders in the community who care about the future of wildlife and wild places! We actively support the conservation mission of Zoo New England by organizing events to raise awareness of and funds for the organization. The group is led by a dedicated Executive Committee and provides members with unique and fun opportunities to volunteer, network, and socialize for a shared cause.
For more information, please visit www. ZooNewEngland.org/wildthings or email Amber MacDonald at [email protected].
Who We Are
Zoo New England is the nonprofit, 501(c)(3), organization responsible for the operation of Franklin Park Zoo in Boston, MA and Stone Zoo in Stoneham, MA. Both are accredited by the Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), a nonprofit organization dedicated to the advancement of zoos and aquariums in the areas of conservation, education, science, and recreation.
Zoo New England's mission is to inspire people to protect and sustain the natural world for future generations by creating fun and engaging experiences that integrate wildlife and conservation programs, research, and education. To learn more about our Zoos, education programs, and conservation efforts, please visit us at ZooNewEngland.org.