New to 2019, the Palm Beach Zoo has announced their Big Cat 5K Race that is taking place on Saturday, May 4th. The Race and the proceeds support the Palm Beach Zoo’s partnership with the Wildlife Conservation Society to protect the animals in the wild.
The race is Saturday, May 4th at the Palm Beach Zoo in West Palm Beach. This run is a chip-timed run and your running bib will have an electronic chip that starts its timer once you pass the starting line. Walkers are allowed to join in on the fun and are asked to stay behind the runners at the starting line to allow for a runner pathway. Runners and walkers who registered before April 1st will have their names on their bibs.
The race begins at 7:30 am with check-in beginning at 5:30 am to 7 am in the main parking lot near the entrance. Those who wish can pick up their registration packets and avoid the race day check-in on Wednesday, May 1st and Thursday, May 2nd at the Palm Beach Zoo’s main entrance from 3 pm to 7 pm. All runners who pick up their race day packets will receive a complimentary zoo admission pass which is valid for three months after the race.
Awards will be giving out for Masters and Overalls from 1st through 3rd place for both male and female and 1st through 3rd place for each age group. The event will feature a new Sport Tek t-shirt available in men’s cut and women’s v-neck cut. Runners who arrive on foot, car pools of 4 or more people or a bicycle can enter a special drawing for a prize.
The 5K race will also have a Recycle Running Shoe bins that will be available near the race day tables. The recycled running shoes will be turned into recycled playground surfaces.
To register for the 5K run, click here. The race cost $40 dollars and registration ends on Friday, May 3rd at 12 pm.
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