Into The Wild Running Festival

Keenesburg, CO

The 2018 "Into The Wild" Running Festival is a great day of running festivities including a 5K Family Fun Walk/Run, 5K Competition Race and 10K Competition Race. The courses are run entirely on the grounds of The Wild Animal Sanctuary (the largest carnivore sanctuary in the world). Located just 30 miles northeast of Denver, it's the wildest running adventure in the US!

The Into the Wild Running Festival is a fundraising event to support the more than 450 rescued animals at The Wild Animal Sanctuary

In addition to raising money for a wonderful cause, the Into The Wild Running Festival includes three fantastic running and walking events held on Saturday, June 2nd, 2018: 

  • The Limitless Lion Competition 5K Certified Race - 7:00AM start
  • The Tireless Tiger 10K Certified Race - 7:15AM start
  • The Jaguar Jaunt 5K Family Fun Walk/Run - 8:00AM start
Please note: We now have the exciting option to register as a Race WalkerIf you would like to participate as a Race Walker, please register for our Limitless Lion 5K and email or to inform us of this specification.

  • All events will start and finish on the grounds of The Wild Animal Sanctuary! Start and finish lines are within easy walking distance from The Sanctuary's new 48,000-square-foot Welcome Center and free on-site parking
  • Events take place entirely on dirt and gravel courses - your legs will love it!
  • Beautiful, scenic courses weave between Lion, Tiger, Bear and other wild animal habitats and through the tranquil eastern Colorado countryside!
  • Fantastic selection of free food, beverages and live music! 
  • Top-of-the-line tech shirt & running cap included with each paid race registration!
  • Custom finisher medals and hundreds of trophies for paid participants of all ages!
  • Free entrance to The Wild Animal Sanctuary's "Mile Into The Wild Walkway" for all paid registrants on the day of their event!
  • Participation in any event gives you the opportunity to raise money to help the more than 450 rescued animals at the Sanctuary! Ask friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to sponsor you in raising money for some amazing creatures! 
  • Registration for all events will close on May 29th at 11:59pm, no exceptions. Register early to guarantee your shirt size!
  • Children 12 years of age and under may participate in the Jaguar Jaunt Family Fun Walk/Run for free - but still need to register - and they will not receive a shirt, hat, participation medal or free entrance to the Mile into the Wild Walkway. If you want your child to receive these items, they must pay the registration fee. Paid registration for all other races is required regardless of age. 
Come enjoy all the fun, excitement and energy of one of Colorado's premier running festivals! It's where the wild things run... mark your calendar today! 

When & Where

Jun 2, 2018


5:00 AM

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