Big Cat Race 5K

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Event Category: EventsEvent Tags: 5k, family, health, race, and running

  • Palm Beach Zoo’s Big Cat Race will be held on May 4th at 7:30 AM. The Big Cat Race is a 5K that the entire family can enjoy whether they are racers or spectators. Spectators for the race automatically get free zoo entry and racers will receive an eco-friendly medal and a vanity bib. For more information about the race or to register, please visit

    For the safety of all, please follow the directions of the parking attendants.  Parking is available in the main Zoo parking lot until about 6:30am.  Additional parking is available just across Summit Blvd. in lots A, B & C of Dreher Park South.  Allow 10-15 minutes to walk from outer lots and still arrive at check in by 7:00am.  All parking is free.

    This run is chip-timed.  Your bib has an electronic chip that starts your timer when you pass the starting line.  We do ask that walkers and slower runners stage a little farther back in the pack to allow faster runners a clear path at the start.  Due to insurance considerations – NO strollers, skateboards, bicycles, wagons allowed on the course, nor pets/animals.

    Course Map will be posted soon.

    All runners registered by April 1, 2019 will have their first name on the Bib.

    The new event T-shirt is a Sport Tek – Shirts come in Men’s cut and Women’s v-neck

    Runners arriving on foot, bicycle or car-pool (4 or more runners in a vehicle) can enter into a drawing for a special drawing.  Please look for the volunteer with the entry forms near the parking lot entrance.

    We’ll have a running shoe recycling bin near the race-day tables.  Those shoes will be turned into playground surfaces.

    Net proceeds from this run help fund the Palm Beach Zoo’s partnership with Wildlife Conservation Society to protect animals in the wild.

    If you are interested in volunteering for the race – please contact Erin Hitsman.

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