Walk for the Wild Presented by SKECHERS

Go the Distance for Wildlife

Introducing the L.A. Zoo’s first-ever in-person fundraising walk in support of the Zoo and Greater Los Angeles Zoo Association’s shared mission to save animals from extinction and provide a safe and inspiring place for our community to build relationships with nature.

Saturday, February 25, 2023—6 a.m. check in; 7:15 a.m. Opening Ceremony; 7:30 a.m. Walk start; post-Walk activities until 9:45 a.m.

More Than Just a Walk

Walk for the Wild presented by SKECHERS is a fitness and fundraising adventure that starts the moment you register and culminates with a fun early-morning trek through the Zoo on February 25, with views of Masai giraffes, elephants, flamingos, and more.

When you become part of this extraordinary journey, you’ll join fellow nature lovers in making a big impact on wildlife and the planet we all share. Get started today.

In the lead-up to the main event, Walkers will learn about efforts to save threatened animal species around the world while getting inspiration and information to boost peer-to-peer fundraising and team recruitment.

Walk for the Wild Checklist

  • Register as an individual or join or start a team. Walk for the Wild is better together!
  • During registration, choose whether to receive a commemorative T-shirt and/or purchase general admission Zoo tickets for the day of the Walk.
  • Start fundraising, beginning with a donation to yourself. You can start unlocking fundraising rewards at $150 raised and compete for Top Individual or Top Team fundraising honors. Find inspiration, tips, and resources on the Fundraising Toolkit page of the event’s OneCause microsite.
  • Join us for the Walk on February 25. Check-in opens at 6 a.m. At the end of the route, relax and recharge at the Walk for the Wild Village until the event’s conclusion at 9:45 a.m.

Why Walk for the Wild?

This year’s event is inspired by giraffes, which are declining in the wild due to poaching and habitat loss. Through the daily care of Masai giraffes and other imperiled species, the L.A. Zoo is inspiring and engaging the next generation of conservationists here at home while supporting vital field efforts around the world. Species including the California condor and peninsular pronghorn only exist today thanks to the L.A. Zoo’s important conservation work.

Walk for the Wild presented by SKECHERS benefits GLAZA and the L.A. Zoo. GLAZA is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization and a Charity Navigator Four-Star Charity with a score of 97%.

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