ARCHIVED RACE: The 2nd Annual Run Wild for Autism 5K and Family Fun Run @ The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, United States on 16 September 2012

Race Info & Description

Race Information:

  • Event Name: The 2nd Annual Run Wild for Autism 5K and Family Fun Run
  • Distance (KMs): 5
  • Distance (Miles): 3.1
  • Date: 16 September 2012
  • Start Time: 13:53
  • Venue: The Maryland Zoo
  • Organised By: Charm City Run
  • Race Website: Click Here.

Race Facilities

  • Has Toilets? Yes
  • Has Changing Facilities?
  • Has Water Stations? Yes - Multiple Water Stations
  • Has Prizes / Awards? Yes - Has Awards or Prizes

Race Description

Second Annual Run Wild for Autism
Sunday, September 16, 2012
8:30 AM – 12:00 PM
at the Maryland Zoo In Baltimore

– 5K Run through the Maryland Zoo and Druid Hill Park
– Family Fun Run/Walk through the Maryland Zoo
– Professionally Managed Race by Charm City Run
– Post-race awards ceremony
– Entertainment for the entire family featuring games, zoo Animal Ambassadors and more
– Give-away items
– Post-race snacks

7:00-8:15am Registration (outside Main Gate)
8:30am Race (8:30 5K, 8:45 Fun Run/Walk)
9:00-11:00am Post-Race Activities at Waterfowl Pavilion
Zoo Gates Open at 10:00am


Early Registration (closes September 15)
$ 25 Adults
$ 15 Youth (13 to 17)
Children 12 and under FREE

Walk-in Registration
$30 Adults
$20 Youth (13 to 17)
Children 12 and under FREE
Walk-in registrants are NOT guaranteed race give-away items.

Register online
Easy, fast and allows you to set up a team page to recruit team members and raise money. Here, your team can track how each other is doing and see if you are reaching your goal.

NOTE – online registration requires a unique email for each participant. For individuals without an email address there are several options:
1. Use an email of a parent/guardian that is not already being used by a registered participant
2. Set up a FREE account using services such as Gmail or hotmail
3. Download a form to register by Mail (must be RECEIVED by September 12th)
4. Register by phone by calling 443-330-5370 (phone registration closes September 14th at noon) Please refer to the downloadable form for registration information needed for each participant before calling, such as age and shirt size.

We encourage at least one member of the team register online and set up a team webpage so that you can use this tool to recruit team members and raise funds.

Can’t participate but want to support the event? Donations can be mailed to Pathfinders for Autism at 303 international Circle, Suite 110, Hunt Valley, MD 21030 or donate online.

Saturday, September 15th
10:00am – 3:00pm
Charm City Run Timonium, 2045 York Road, Timonium, MD 21093

Race Day
Beginning at 7:00am

Volunteers are needed for the event to assist with set up, registration, on-course water stops , split timers, marshals at the finish line, post-race refreshment tables, activities and clean up. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Jennifer Hobbs at or 443-330-5370.

Thanks to a generous sponsor, individuals with Autism and their immediate family/team members will be offered access to the Zoo free of charge on race day (September 16, 2012). To receive passes, you must indicate on your registration form that you or someone in your family/team participating in the event is diagnosed with Autism. Zoo passes may be picked up on Race Day (September 16) during registration (7:00 – 8:15am) at the Zoo’s Main Gate or during the post-race activities (9:00 – 10:00am) in the Waterfowl Pavilion ONLY. Tickets will not be distributed after 10:00am. Complimentary admission tickets WILL NOT be offered at the Zoo’s main entrance.

Additionally, the Zoo is providing reduced-price tickets to all other race participants. Tickets will be available for purchase from 7:00 – 9:30am at the Main Gate:
Adult: $9.50
Senior: $8.50 (65+)
Child: $7.50 (2-11)
Under 2: Free

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