January 06, 2018
7:30AM - 9:00AM
2018-01-06 7:30AM 2018-01-06 9:00AM America/New_York Save The Panther 5K, sponsor FPL SolarNow Private

Save The Panther 5K, sponsor FPL SolarNow



Registration for the 2018 BIG CAT RACE SERIES and single race registration for the January 6th Save The Panther 5k, Presented by FPL SolarNow is 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.

The series includes the January 6th Save The Panther 5k, May 19th Stacey Konwiser Memorial Save The Tiger 5k, and September 1st Save The Jaguar 5k. Only those who register in advance for the entire Big Cat Race Series will receive the additional series t-shirt and medal at the final race in September. Series registration also gives you a discount on the cost per race.

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

Save The Panther 5k 2018 t-shirt example

Men's S M L XL 2XL
Chest 35-37 38-40 41-43 44-46 47-49


Women's S M L XL XXL
Size 4/6 8/10 12/14 16/18 20/22
Bust 35-36 37-38 39-41 42-44 45-47

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 accommodated.  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:

1/2/18 4-6pm at Run Appeal on Okeechobee Blvd in WPB

1/3/18 4-6pm at Run Appeal on Linton in Delray Beach

1/4/18 5:30-7:30pm at Fit2Run in The Mall at Wellington Green

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


This is a chip-timed, USATF sanctioned 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.

Registration Fees


Age Range

Starting Price

Price Increase on 11/29

Price Increase on 12/27

Race Day Price

Panther 5K Adult 18 and Older $25 $30 $35 $40
Panther 5K Youth 17 and Under $20 $20 $20 $25
Big Cat Race Series 2018 - Adult* 18 and Older $65 $80 $95 NA
Big Cat Race Series 2018 - Student* 17 and Under $50 $50 $60 NA

Race Day Registration is 1/6/18, 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 shoe recycling collection
  • Environmental education is an integral part of each run


Thank you to our sponsors!


Presenting Sponsor


Water Station Sponsor

Sneakz Organic


Mile Marker Sponsor

West Palm Beach on Okeechobbee Blvd.

Pre-Race Warm-Up Sponsor


 Post-Race Fruit


Post-Race Prize Drawing Contribution

(NHL Florida Panther Hockey tickets)


Post-Race Prize Drawing Contribution

MaxHealth Chiropractic - post race massage


Post-Race Massage





Category Tag(s): Zoo Events

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