Please note: 
• On Free Fun Friday, August 26, Franklin Park Zoo will close at 4:00 p.m., with the last admission at 3:30 p.m. 
• Due to the Caribbean Festival Parade on August 27, vehicular access and parking will be greatly affected around Franklin Park Zoo. Beginning at approximately 9:00 a.m., Peabody Circle will be closed to vehicular traffic, and vehicular access to Franklin Park Zoo will only be available from the Shea Rotary on Morton Street. Parking for Zoo guests will only be available at the Giraffe entrance accessed via Pierpont Road.


Run Wild

Franklin Park Zoo

Saturday, September 24, 4:00 p.m.

Lace up your running shoes and join other race enthusiasts and animal lovers for our 5K road race! The fourth annual Run Wild 5K is open to all ages and will feature prizes for the top runners in each category.


  • $30 adults
  • $16.50 ages 15 and under
  • $15 spectator

Register before August 1 to receive a race T-shirt! Each entry includes free admission to the Zoo and a wild post-race party featuring delicious craft beers.
Please note: Fees will increase after September 1

Number pick-up begins at 12:00 p.m.
Race begins at 4:00 p.m.

The Run Wild 5K is a collaboration between Zoo New England and RACE Cancer Foundation.