Cheetah Chase 5K - CANCELLED FOR 2022

Sat June 25, 2022 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.


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.

Online registration will close at 11:59pm EST on Wednesday, June 22, 2022.

Early Packet Pickup

  • Reduce your time in line with early packet pick-up.
  • From 4pm to 6pm on Thursday, June 23, we will have early packet pick-up in the Cross Administration Building (Zoo Office) OR during office hours 10am to 4pm on Friday, June 24.
  • Participants may also register on Thursday during Thursday packet pickup if space is available.

Events and Times

  • 7:45am to 8:45am - Packet Pickup.  No Race Day Registrations.
  • 8:30am - Gates to zoo entrance closed to prep for race - be here before 8:30am to park in zoo lot. 
  • 9:00am - Gazelle Gallop (5K Run), Sloth Walk (5K Walk). Post Race Cool Down After The Race. 
  • Last participant must cross the finish line by 10:30am.
  • [Sponsored] Beer Stations – open during Cheetah Chase and also on zoo grounds all day

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

  • Gazelle Gallop (5K Run) - $50
  • Sloth Walk (5K Walk) - $50 
  • The $50 registration fee includes - Registration, “technical” race shirt, zoo pass for the day, and first beer free at the Bell's Sponsor station for adults over 21 years of age (other option available for participants under 21). 

Tee Shirts:

To be guaranteed a race tee shirt, participants must register before June 12th.  

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 posted following the completion of each event on site and later in the day at 


Event Timing

Gazelle Gallop and Sloth Walk timing provided by Mac's Sports Timing. Go to for 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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