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July 25, 2020 @ 7:30am

Make tracks to Riverbanks for one wild 5k race that benefits wildlife conservation!

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The wild run will wind through the park’s scenic back roads, cross the Saluda River, and pass some of the most popular exhibits in the Zoo!

Entry fees include a commemorative Riverbanks Run T-Shirt, admission into the Zoo on race day, and complimentary refreshments at the finish line.

  • Packet Pick-Up TBD

    Friday, July 24:

    Packet Pick-Up, 11:00am–6:00pm at Strictly Running (2515 Devine St, Columbia).

  • Saturday, July 25:

    Race Begins at 7:30am.

Proceeds support ongoing conservation and education efforts at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.

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Questions? View our FAQs for a possible answer.

  • Where and when do I pick-up race packets?

    Race packets include race numbers, T-shirts and other information that will be useful in advance of the race. We highly encourage all participants to pick up their packets prior to race morning to ensure the race starts on time. Packet Pick-Up Friday, July 24 from 11:00am–6:00pm at Strictly Running (2515 Devine St, Columbia).

  • Can my family get into the Zoo for free if I’m a runner or walker?

    Only registered racers and walkers will receive free admission into the Zoo. All participants must present race bib on race day to receive complimentary admission.

  • Are strollers permitted?

    Strollers are permitted at the back of the 5k race.

  • Where should I park?

    Parking will be in the Blue Lot at the main Zoo entrance only, 500 Wildlife Parkway, Columbia SC. Follow the signs.