January 07, 2017
7:30AM - 9:00AM
2017-01-07 7:30AM 2017-01-07 9:00AM America/New_York Big Cat Race Series 2017 & Save The Panther 5k Private

Big Cat Race Series 2017 & Save The Panther 5k

Save The Panther 5k at the Palm Beach Zoo

Big Cat Race Series at Palm Beach Zoo

Registration for the 2017 BIG CAT RACE SERIES and single race registration for the January 7th Save The Panther 5k is now open!

Our state animal, the Florida panther, is one of the most endangered animals on earth.  It's estimated that there are between 100 and 180  left in the wild.  Net proceeds from this race help fund our partnership with the Florida Wildlife Corridor, an organization working to protect Florida panthers and their dwindling habitat.

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

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:

January 3, 4-6pm, Run Appeal at Peter Glenn on Okeechobee Blvd., WPB

January 4, 4-6pm, Run Appeal at Peter Glenn on Linton Bvld., Delray Beach

January 5, 5:30-7:30pm, Fit2Run, Wellington Green

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


This is a chip-timed, USATF sacntioned run and course certification is pending

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


Race Day Registration is 1/7/17, 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

Post Race Massages

Game Truck and Post-Race Prizes

(Panther Home Game Tickets)



 T-Shirt Sponsor

 T-Shirt Sponsor


Category Tag(s): Zoo Events

Our Sponsors