Walk for the Wild Presented by SKECHERS

Out of concern for the safety of all participants, we have made the very difficult decision to cancel the Walk due to severe weather. Event participants have been sent an email with further details. Many thanks to all who registered and donated! 

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.

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.

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.

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%.

*For the safety of all participants, Walk for the Wild on February 25 has been cancelled due to severe weather. Event participants have received an email from GLAZA with further details. If you registered and have not received your email, please contact [email protected]

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Contributing Partners

Walk for the Wild Contributing Partners - Pepsi, Don Francisco's Coffee, and GoGo Squeeze