Run Wild at the Cincinnati Zoo

Posted August 1, 2011

CINCINNATI –The Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden invites guests to Run Wild during the Cheetah Run 5K Run and Walk on Sunday, September 4, at 8 a.m. Guests of all ages are invited to join the fun during the 3.1 mile run and walk through the beautiful Cincinnati Zoo.  The course features the Zoo’s unique gardens and exotic animal exhibits, providing scenery unlike any other venue in town. 

 The 2011 Cheetah run will feature a NEW course that will begin and end in Safari Camp! Each runner will be equipped with chip-timing at the start and finish line that will give real-time, accurate race results and runners who pre-register will also receive a Dri-Fit T-shirt. After the race, children 12 and under can participate in a FREE Cheetah “Cub” Fun Run also in the Safari Camp Parking Lot.  As a special prize all participants in the Cheetah Cub Fun Run will receive a ribbon when they cross the finish line.

 If patrons are interested in a real Cheetah run, they will be able to experience a demonstration at the Zoo’s Cheetah Encounter.  Race-day demonstration times are 9:30 a.m., 11 a.m. and Noon.

 The 2011 Cheetah Run 5K supporting sponsors are Bob Roncker’s Running Spot, Whole Foods and Sobe Life Water. Race registration is available online at or by calling (513) 474-1399 for pre-registration. Entry fees for the Cheetah Run 5K are $25 pre-registration plus shirt for members and $30 pre-registration plus shirt for non-members. (Pre-registration ends August 28, at midnight.)  Day of the race registration is $30 and does not include a shirt; however, a limited number of shirts are available for purchase the day of the race. Race packets can be picked up Saturday, September 3 at The Running Spot in O’Bryonville from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.  You can also pick up your packet the day of the race beginning at 6:30 a.m. at the Zoo. More Information >