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Zoo Events

The Big Cat 5K Race

Date and Time
Saturday, May 4, 2019
7:30 AM - 09:00 AM

THREE CATS - ONE RACE - GO WILD!

WINNERS & HIGHLIGHTS

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

RACE RESULTS

5K 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.

AWARDS
1st ONLY Masters           Male & Female
1st, 2nd, 3rd Overall        Male & Female
1st, 2nd, 3rd Male            9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80+ 
1st, 2nd, 3rd Female        9 & under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+

Award winners for Masters and Overall will be announced from the Stage inside the Zoo by the Fountain.  All other award winners can pick up their award at the awards table by showing their bib number.

Race Day Schedule

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 contact Erin Hitsman.

VOLUNTEER INFO

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

SPONSORSHIP INFO