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cheetah runningWatch cheetahs do what they do best… run! Don’t miss a special 9:30am Cheetah Run at the Cathryn Hilker Running Yard.


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What time does the event start?

August 23, 2020
Day-of Registration – 6:30am
Race Start Time – 8am

When and where can I pick up my race number, shirt and timing chip?

Early Packet Pickup – TBD

You can also pick them up the morning of the race, on Sunday, August 23 beginning at 6:30am at the Zoo.

Where should we park?

Runners and spectators should park in our main parking lot on Vine Street.  To receive free Zoo parking, please present your race bib at the parking lot exit.

Can my family come watch me race?

Yes.  You may bring family members with you as long as they arrive with the runner before the race starts.

Can we stay after the race to enjoy the Zoo?

Yes, please stay and enjoy the Zoo with your family.  Make sure you visit the 9:30am Cheetah Encounter at the Cathryn Hilker Running Yard!

Is there a fee for the Cheetah Cub Fun Run?

No.  There is not a fee for the Cheetah Cub Fun Run.  Children 12 and under are welcome to participate in the fun run and will receive a ribbon for their participation.

Can I run/walk with a stroller?

Yes, strollers are permitted.  For your safety and the safety of others, we encourage participants with strollers to start near the back of the crowd of people running/walking.

Are pets, rollerblades, skateboards or bikes allowed at the race?

Pets are never allowed on Zoo grounds unless they are a service animal.  For the safety of all participants, the use of rollerblades, skateboards and bikes are not permitted.

I registered after August 14th but would still like a Cheetah Run t-shirt. Can I still get one?

Shirts will be available to purchase the day-of race for $10, while supplies last.

Can I purchase a shirt the day of the race?

There will be a limited number of shirts available to purchase the day-of race for $10, while supplies last.