Saturday June 7, 2014 at 6:00 AM MDT
Sunday June 8, 2014 at 4:00 PM MDT

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The Wild Animal Sanctuary 
1946 County Road 53
Keenesburg, CO 80643

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Pat Craig 
The Wild Animal Sanctuary 

RUN, WALK Or RIDE Into The Wild !

Come Enjoy a Fun Day In The Country and Help Animals at the Same Time!

  • Participate on your own...
  • Participate as a family...
  • Run or walk as a group...
  • Come as a spectator...

Event Details:

Option "A" - Participate and Sponsor Yourself

Option "B" - Participate and have family or friends Sponsor your performance (either by the mile - or by completing the entire 3 mile course)

Please Note: Online pre-registration is important, as it allows us to mail you your sponsorship package and event T-shirt, but you may still register on THE DAY OF THE EVENT at the sanctuary begining at 6:30 am 

  • Day of Registration is $40 per person (please arrive no later than 6:30 AM)
  • Pre-registered check-in Starts at 7:00 AM - with the 5K run beginning at 8:00 AM
  • The Walk/Ride Event Starts at 8:15 AM
  • All Participants need to sign in at the event's Registration Booth
  • Breakfast begins at 8:30 AM and runs till 12:00 Noon...

Spring is right around the corner and we want all of you to mark your calendars for the Sanctuary’s 2nd Annual Run & Walk Into the Wild event!

With last year’s turnout being an overwhelming success (thanks to all of our amazing supporters) we are more than excited to start planning for this year’s 5K. This is a fun and active way to help the animals through varying levels of sponsorship…..and the walking or biking portion of the event offers plenty of flexibility for everyone to get involved!

 It’s a great way to get out, get moving, and enjoy a beautiful run, jog, stroll, or bike ride down a 3 mile stretch of paved perfection in the country.  For those of you who joined us last year; you will notice the event is pretty much the same - but with a couple of minor changes that we made (because we listened to your wonderful suggestions).

This year, the race will be earlier in the month – so instead of June 29th, it will be on held on June 7th.  To further help, we have also changed the starting time from 9:00 AM to 8:00 AM in order to help keep the temperatures a little cooler.

All pre-registered participants MUST ARRIVE BY 7:00 AM in order to have enough time to complete your check-in process AND get on the bus to be transported to the starting line.  

Late arrivals will not be able to join the Run/Walk - even if you have pre-registered - due to the time needed to transport everyone to the starting line.

                                            So Please Be On Time! 

Breakfast will be included in the registration fee for all participants; and any family or friends who have come along to cheer you on can purchase breakfast for a minimal fee.

 Anyone who wishes to register the day of the race must arrive at the Sanctuary no later than 6:30 AM, and we strongly encourage you to consider pre-registering, since it helps speed up our check-in process on the day of the event.

For those of you who will be participating for the first time- we would like to give you some information about the event:

 The “Run Into The Wild” event will be a timed 5K run, with lots of great prizes and awards for those who want to enjoy an exhilarating 5K run on a beautiful country morning.  Immediately after the runners have begun racing their way to the Sanctuary… our bicycle participants will begin their leg of the journey.

 The “Walk Into The Wild” event will begin shortly after the bikes have had a chance to clear the starting area.  This event isn’t timed – as it is designed for young and old alike to enjoy!  We want everyone to enjoy a leisurely walk, stroll, baby carriage push, hover-round cruise or whatever else you want to do to “get yourself down the road” event.

 Families, individuals, school groups, office groups, sororities, fraternities, seniors clubs or whoever are welcome to participate in this casual – yet fun – event.  And with each participant obtaining per-mile sponsors, it will be an awesome way for everyone to get their family and friends involved in helping support the animals!

 Registration packets, pledge forms and many other resources are available here in our registration page… so please get your materials downloaded or mailed today and start your own personal campaign to win for the animals!

 Both events are also open to spectators, so if you would like to come spread yourself along a beautiful stretch of country road, and enjoy a morning of fun-filled action - plan on joining us!

 Awesome “Run Into The Wild” and “Walk Into The Wild” Tee Shirts come with every registration packet, and will also be available for sale through both Sanctuary’s gift shops (online, and at the Sanctuary) for those of you that want to help the animals through clothing sales.

 So whether you are a competitive runner that is looking to put your rapidity to work for the animals while enjoying a beautiful morning filled with fresh country air… or you happen to be a junior supporter of the Sanctuary, an individual, a Mom, a Dad or even a Grandma that would like to stroll (or ride) for a really good cause – then we would love to have you join us on Saturday June 7th!