September 02, 2017
7:30AM - 9:00PM
2017-09-02 7:30AM 2017-09-02 9:00PM America/New_York Save The Jaguar 5k Private

Save The Jaguar 5k

Big Cat Race Series at Palm Beach Zoo

Run or Walk to help save jaguars!

Registration for the September 2nd Save The Jaguar 5k is now open!

Years ago, jaguars could be found across the southern half of the United States. The expansion of human habitat and agriculture have long since forced them out of our environment.  Now they're only found in South and Central America, and declining there.  The Palm Beach Zoo works closely with the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS), supporting species and habitat research and protection at Madidi-Tambopata Landscape in Bolivia to help save jaguars. A portion of your race registration fee helps fund our involvement with WCS.

Every runner gets a tech-style, short-sleeve, polyester, running shirt available in men's and women's sizes.

Men's size chart, women's size chart, youth's size chart

(size info if provided by shirt manafacturer and they are responsible for it's content)

We strongly recommend that you attend an advance packet pick-up (see dates/times below) to have a better chance of getting your requested shirt size. Specific size availability cannot be guaranteed on race day and we do not over-produce so shirt size swaps cannot be accomodated. Thank you for your understanding.

Your registration includes admission to the Zoo for the day and 3 half-price discount coupons for friends and family to see you finish and explore the Zoo for the day. Plus, more discount coupons to return another day.  Be sure to visit our jaguar habitat to see our newest addition, Fiona!

Awards will be given in the following categories:

Top 3 Overall Male & Female

Top 3 Masters Male & Female

Top 3 Male ages 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+

Top 3 Female ages 9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+


Packet pick-up locations are:


RACE-DAY Pick-Up is 6:00 - 7:00AM in the Zoo Parking Lot

(This event will have 700+ runners. Later arrivals will have an estimated 15 minute walk from parking. Please plan appropriately so that race-day pick-up or registration can be completed by 7:15am. Starting gun is precisely 7:30am)

This is a chip-timed, USATF sacntioned run and the course is certified.

No strollers, rollerblades, skateboards, bicycles, etc. or pets/animals will be permitted on the course.
Event occurs rain or shine, no refunds.

  Age Range Starting Price thru 6/19/17 Price Increase on 7/17/2017 Price Increase on 8/21/2017 Race Day Price
18 and Older
17 and younger

A service charge will be added at the end of your order.

Race Day Registration is 9/2/17, 6:00-7:00am. Arrive early to be sure your registration is complete by the 7:00am cut-off. Cash or credit card only (sorry, but personal checks not accepted for race day registration). Shirt sizes are limited to available stock on race day.

Course Map

Race Day Schedule


Interested in being a race sponsor? Please contact the Events Dept. here.

Palm Beach Zoo & Conservation Society strives to make our 5k running events as green as possible. Here are some of the things we do to accomplish that…

  • 95%+ Online Registration (paper only at race-day registration)
  • Recyclable packet paper envelops (in place of the typical plastic bag)
  • Green portable toilets
  • 80%+ non-paper communication
  • Sustainable medals
  • Composting post-race food or Re-purpose to Zoo animal diets
  • Running show recycling collection
  • Environmental education is an integral part of each run

Thank you to our generous sponsors!

West Palm Beach

Pre-Race Warm-Up Sponsor

Post-Race Fruit Donation


Water Station Sponsor


Mile Marker Sponsor

Post Race Prize Sponsor

T-Shirt Sponsor

Post Race Massage

Sports Drink Sampling

VSP Marketing Group logo 2017

Finish Line Arch


Awards by Ft. Lauderdale based...

Ampros Awards



Category Tag(s): Zoo Events

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