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Big Cat 5K Race 2019

THREE CATS - ONE RACE - GO WILD!

WINNERS & HIGHLIGHTS

May 4 @ 7:30AM

NEW in 2019 - Finisher Medal * Vanity Bibs * Catnap for a Cause * Free Zoo Entry for Spectators

RACE RESULTS

Race Packet Pickup

Wednesday, May 1 & Thursday, May 2 
3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. 
Palm Beach Zoo - Main Entrance
1301 Summit Blvd.
West Palm Beach, FL  33405

  • All runners who pick up their packet during race packet pickup will receive one complimentary zoo admission (child or adult)  valid for three months from the date of pickup.
  • If you received your packet in advance, you do not need to check in.  Please be in the starting line area by 7:00am with your bib on.  Pins will be available near the race day tables.
  • If you’re picking up your packet on race day, please do so between 5:30 am and 7:00 am at the check in table in the parking lot near the Zoo main entry gate.

Race Day Schedule: Saturday, May 4

5:45am

Parking lot opens (Enter from Summit Blvd.)

6-7am

Race Day packet pick-up & Race Day Registration ($45 adult, $25 under 18 or Senior)
 

6-7am

Bulk water available near registration to fill personal water bottles

7:10-7:25am

 Pre-Race warm-up Sponsor: OrangeTheory Fitness WPB

7:30am

Starting gun

7:30-9am

Water is available at the water station, at approx. mid-course.
 
7:35am

Friends & Family may enter Zoo to await finishers in the Fountain Plaza. Please remain in the Fountain Plaza area until the Zoo opens at 9:00 am

7:45am-9am Post-race massage in the Fountain Plaza, Post-race fruit, bagels, bottled water - Save your water bottle and refill at bulk water jugs
 

8:30am 

Awards ceremony and drawings T-Shirt Sponsor

PARKING:
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.

TIMING:
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.

RACE COURSE:
Course Map will be posted soon.

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

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

CONSERVATION OPPORTUNITIES:
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.

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

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

VOLUNTEERS:
If you are interested in volunteering for the race - please click below to contact Erin Hitsman.

VOLUNTEER INFO

SPONSORSHIPS:
Sponsorship Opportunities are still available - please click below to contact Dustin Bagdasarian.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES