5k NOGAWILD Safari Fun Run/Walk. February 3rd, 2024
Join us for a one-of-a-kind family-friendly run/walk through the parks where you will get to run/walk by 100s of animals from antelope, penguins, camel, zebra, kangaroos, and more! Join us in this fun-run fundraising event to help support the animals during the cold winter months. Come prepared to walk/run on an all-terrain course. To learn more about the course itself click here.
Check-in is at 7:30 a.m. The first wave goes out at 8:00 a.m. The course closes at 11 a.m. The Wildlife Park trail closes at 10:30. This is only part of the very first mile of the course. This allows the Wildlife Park to open for guests at 11 a.m.
There are 4 available waves to choose from for this Winter Safari Run.
1) 8:00am Challenge Course Competition Wave (3.6 miles)- Includes Safari and Wildlife Park route plus woods & hills. There will also be 8-12 special challenges(more below) that must be completed to place. Competition Wave runners will be competing to win some amazing animal print art! This option is best for those who want to unleash their competitive spirit. $45
2) 8:30am Challenge Course Non-Competitive Wave (3.6 miles) - Includes Safari and Wildlife Park route plus woods & hills, and optional challenges. This option is best for those who want to take on the Challenge Course in a more fun and relaxed manner. $40
3) 9:00am Safari Run/Walk All About the Animals Course (2.8 miles)- 2 laps. This course follows Wildlife Park pathways and the Safari Drive-Thru road (gravel, asphalt, and mulch) $35
4) 9:30am Kids/Family Fun Run (1 mile) - 1 to 2 laps around the Safari Park. $20
There will also be a Virtual Option for those who cannot join us in person but would still like to exercise and help support the animals!
Each option price will increase by $5 one month prior to the Winter Safari Run so get your spots early!
Raffle and giveaway immediately follow the Safari Run at ~10:15. Challenge Course Competition top placers will receive their awards after the race. Each Safari Run participant(all waves) will receive one free raffle ticket and course finishers will receive a custom Finisher Medal. Other raffle tickets can be purchased. Must be present for the raffle to win.
Please note - This is a fundraiser race and is not a timed race at this time. We encourage you to keep track of your own time with your watch
Potential Challenge Course challenges!:
◦ Feed bag carry
◦ Sneaky Lunges across the bridge
◦ Spider web crawl
◦ Tunnel like a groundhog (through a tunnel)
◦ Tire pull
◦ Penguin waddle (carry nesting material between your calves without dropping
◦ Zookeeper problems (choose 5 items from the start line and carry them all at one time without dropping. Items such as hose, carrier, water bucket, egg
◦ It’s all backward! (run backward to mark)
◦ Balance beam cross
We cannot wait to see everyone for the Safari Run! Thank you for signing up!