September 05, 2015
7:30AM - 10:30AM
2015-09-05 7:30AM 2015-09-05 10:30AM America/New_York Save the Jaguar 5K - Presented by Sagicor / Learn More & Register >> The 1st annual Save the Jaguar 5K helps support our conservation partnership in Bolivia’s Madidi-Tambopata landscape, a protected area for jaguar and other species. Private

Save the Jaguar 5K - Presented by Sagicor / Learn More & Register >>

Run to help save the Jaguar!

It's the 1st annual

Save The Jaguar 5k, presented by Sagicor

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Whether you're running to beat your personal best or walking as a family, this is a great way to enhance your Zoo experience!  The first 500 runners registered get this free t-shirt. 

Registration is now open for the 1st annual Save The Jaguar 5k, Presented by Sagicor.  The first 500 runners registered will get a free t-shirt and every runner gets all day Zoo admission included.  The run is September 5th, but register early because the price goes up on 8/11/15.

Did you know that jaguars used to roam the southwestern United States, but no longer.  The Palm Beach Zoo supports conservation efforts in South & Central America where jaguars still live, but are threatened due to habitat loss among other issues.  BTW, the purchase of sustainably produced coffee and chocolate from the jaguar’s range can help reduce the threat to their survival.

This run starts in the Zoo parking lot then winds through Dreher Park, entering the Zoo on the west side.  You’ll run past the new Tiger River habitat, wallaby viewing station, fennec fox exhibit, ocelots, siamang island and more on your way to the finish line in the Interactive Fountain where you’re welcome to cool off in its waters.

Your race registration also includes your free Zoo admission for 9/19/15 and half-off discount coupons for friends and family that would like to see you cross the finish line and enjoy the day at the Zoo.

Thank you to Sagicor Life Insurance for sponsoring the Save The Jaguar 5K!

Packet Pick-Up schedule... Subject to change due to T.S. Erika.  Check back here to confirm a pickup opportunity is still happening at your preferred location.

  • Fit2Run at Wellington Green
    • Tuesday, 9/1, 6-8pm
  • Run Appeal on Linton in Delray Beach
    • Wednesday, 9/2, 5-7pm 
  • Run Appeal on Okeechobee in West Palm Beach
    • Thursday, 9/3, 5-7pm

…and in the Zoo parking lot on race day (Sept. 5), 6-7am.

The Palm Beach Zoo is proud to adhere to the following green and/or sustainable practices in our running events…

  • Reduce paper waste by requiring at least 80% online registration.  In fact, we will only use paper registration for a limited number of race day registrations.
  • Provide recycling bins at the event for recycling paper, cardboard, plastic, etc.  In fact, we have recycling bins throughout the Zoo for everything we do.
  • Use recyclable goodie bags.  We’ll use recyclable envelopes with at least 20% post-consumer recycled materials for registration packets/goodie bags.
  • Use green portable toilets.  The portable toilets in the SW corner of the main parking lot use non-toxic chemicals and recycled paper products.
  • We’re reusing signage from previous runs during this event to reduce waste and the impact of additional production.
  • All food waste (banana peels, orange peels, un-eaten bagel portions, etc.) will be composted.
  • All unused food will be donated to the Palm Beach County Food Bank.
  • We’ll have a collection station for used running apparel and shoes for recycling, courtesy of the Nike store at the Palm Beach Outlets.
  • We’ll have keepers with up-close animal encounters sharing information on how you can help protect the species displayed.


Beautiful, laser-etched, awards made of sustainable domestic wood will be given in the following age categories...

Top 3 -Overall Male & Female

Top 3 -Masters Male & Female

Top 3 -Ages 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+ Male & Female




Thank you to our amazing sponsors!

Presenting Sponsor
Post Race Massage Sponsor
Water Station Sponsor

Wellington - Boca Raton

Prize Drawing Sponsor

Post Race Fruit Sponsor
Conservation Sponsor
Runners' Packet Insert
Bib Sponsor

Race Day Information

If you got your bib at a packet pickup you don't need to check in.  We will have extra bib pins near check-in, if needed.

If you're registered but didn't pick up your packet, stop by the Race Day Check-In table between 6 and 7am to get your packet.

If you're not registered please visit the Race Day Registration table between 6 and 7am to register and sign your waiver.

There will be port-o-lets in the SW corner of the main Zoo parking lot for pre-race needs.  At the finish, runners and observers are asked to use the Tropics Cafe restrooms.  Please do not cross into roped-off paths as we will have zookeepers working to prepare the Zoo for the regular 9am opening.

MaxHealth Chiropractic will lead a warm-up routine shortly after 7am.

The Starting Gun is at 7:30am.  This is a "net time" race...your bib chip starts your clock as you cross the starting line.

Friends & Family will be admitted to the Fountain Plaza area starting at 7:35am to see the finish line.  The rest of the Zoo will open at it's usual 9am time.

We estimate the awards ceremony will begin around 8:30am in the Fountain Plaza, followed by random bib number prize drawings.

Your bib is your Zoo admission for the whole day.  You may leave after the race and come back later in the day to enjoy the Zoo.  Please bring your bib with you and check in at the admission gate.

Friends and family using the 1/2 price coupons may also leave and return during the day as long as they have their receipt.


Download the Save The Jaguar 5k course map here.


This is a chip-timed, USATF sacntioned run.  No strollers, rollerblades, skateboards, bicycles, pets, etc. will be permitted.  Event occurs rain or shine, no refunds.


Category Tag(s): Zoo Events

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