CINCINNATI, OH (August 17, 2016) – Whether you’re trying to break a world speed record or just want to walk for a purpose, the Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden’s Cheetah Run 5K is the place to be on Sunday, August 28th. Runners and walkers will follow a course that winds in and around the Zoo gardens, providing scenery unlike any other race venue in town.
“You don’t have to be the world’s fastest man or sprint like a cheetah to enjoy the Cheetah Run,” said Zoo Director Thane Maynard. “I’ve run the race more times than I can remember, including twice on the morning of my daughters’ weddings! It’s the best family-friendly 5K anywhere. It’s hilly, sure, but your family can come along and cheer you on!”
VIDEO: Cheetah Run 5K video
Proceeds from the Cheetah Run 5K benefit the Cincinnati Zoo, one of the oldest non-profit organizations in the city. Participation fees help the Zoo continue to provide world-class care for the animals you love! Registration is $35 for members and $40 for non-members. August 21st is the last day to pre-register for the race and receive a T-shirt. Race day registration does not include a shirt.
The Cheetah Run 5K is chip timed to give real-time, accurate race results. Participants will also receive a cheetah wrist sweatband, while supplies last, post-race refreshments and Zoo admission! The race will start and finish in the Safari Camp Parking Lot.
After the race, children 12 and under can participate in a FREE Cheetah “Cub” Fun Run. As a special prize, all Cheetah Cub Fun Run participants will receive a ribbon when they cross the finish line.