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Sat June 22, 2024 Battle Creek, MI 49014 US Directions


Gazelle Gallop (5K Run)

8:00AM EDT - 9:30AM EDT

Sloth Walk (5K Walk)

8:00AM EDT - 9:30AM EDT


7400 Division Drive
Battle Creek, MI US 49014


About This Event
This 5K course has a variety of surfaces including asphalt, brick, boardwalk, crushed rock, and grass. There is a combination of up hills, down hills, tight turns and flat stretches throughout the course. Native Michigan woodlands are in abundance along with a wide variety of zoo animals to catch your eye. Highlights also include panoramic views of the African savannah with herds of giraffe, zebra, antelope, and more. This is a truly unique venue for a 5K event, and beyond its distinctive setting, participating in the Cheetah Chase 5k is not only a fantastic way to stay active but also an excellent opportunity to contribute to a meaningful cause. This event serves as a great platform for fundraising, playing a vital role in supporting Binder Park Zoo's impactful conservation message and initiatives.


Pre-Registration ONLY - Race Limited to 1,000 Participants
Complete a registration form to enter the Binder Park Zoo Cheetah Chase event of your choice.

Registration Fees
All participants in both 5K events will receive a free day-of admission pass to the zoo and their first Bell's beer for free (21 and up only). 

Special Pricing Dates: (for the Gazelle Gallop-5K Run and Sloth Walk-5K Walk)

  • Early Bird Registration: Jan 11 - February 29 $50

  • Pre Registration: March 1 - June 15 $60

  • Late Registration: - June 16 - June 22 (Day of Race) $70

Registration Fees Include - Registration, performance race shirt, zoo pass for the day, and first Bell's beer free at the brew station for adults over 21 years of age (other option available for participants under 21). 

Friday Early Packet Pickup

  • Reduce your time in line with early packet pick-up.
  • From 4pm to 6pm on Friday, June 21st, we will have early packet pick-up in the Cross Administration Building (Zoo Office).
    • Participants may also register on Friday during packet pickup if space is available.

Saturday Event Times

  • 6:30 am - Gates Open
  • 6:45am to 7:45am - Packet Pickup.
  • 7:30am - Gates to zoo entrance closed to prep for race - be here before 7:30am to park in zoo lot. 
  • 8:00am - Race Start for the Gazelle Gallop (5K Run), Sloth Walk (5K Walk). Post Race Cool Down After The Race. 
  • Last participant must cross the finish line by 9:30am.
  • Bell's Beer Stations – open during Cheetah Chase and also on zoo grounds all day

Tee Shirts:

  • To be guaranteed a race tee shirt, participants must register before June 15th.  

Age Categories
14 years & younger, 15-19 years, 20-29 years, 30-39 years, 40-49 years, 50-59 years, 60-69 years, 70 years & older

Awards and Results

Prizes for the Gazelle Gallop and Sloth Walk will be awarded to: 1) Top Overall Male, 2) Top Overall Female, 3) Top Master Male & Female, 4) Top Three Males and Females per Age Category. Top overall male and female master excluded from age category awards. Results will be LIVE on RunSignUp and posted during the event On Site and later in the day at 

Event Timing

Gazelle Gallop and Sloth Walk timing provided by Mac's Sports Timing. LIVE RESULTS WILL BE AVAILABLE.  Also results will be posted during the race.  And Go to for final results.


Please go the extra mile and make a donation while registering to help support Binder Park Zoo cheetah conservation programs. (*Participation in fundraising is not required, but greatly appreciated.)

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