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Location: Battle Creek, MI US 49014 Directions
Type: Run or Run/Walk, Walk Only
Binder Park Zoo Cheetah Chase 5K
Event Time Price Details
Gazelle Gallop (5K Run)
8:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Registration ends June 22, 2017 at 11:59pm EDT
Sloth Walk (5K Walk)
8:00AM EDT - 11:00AM EDT
Registration ends June 22, 2017 at 11:59pm 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-register online at or 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 Thursday, June 22, 2017.

Mail-in registrations must be postmarked no later than June 19, 2017. Day of event registrations will be accepted for the race fee of  $45.

** Day of Registration will be $45 **

Early Packet Pickup

  • Reduce your time in line with early packet pick-up.
  • From 5pm to 7pm on Friday, June 23, we will have early packet pick-up in the Cross Administration Building (Zoo Office).
  • Participants may also register on Friday during Friday packet pickup.

Events and Times

  • 6:45am to 7:45am - Registration. 
  • 7:30am - Gates to zoo entrance closed to prep for race - be here before 7:30 to park in zoo lot. 
  • 8:00am - 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.
  • Shuttles from Harper Creek High School will run from 6:00am until 11:00am.

Registration Fees
All participants in the Gazelle Gallop and Sloth Walk will receive a free day-of admission pass to Binder Park Zoo, race day registration are not guaranteed Cheetah Chase tech shirts.

  • Gazelle Gallop (5K Run) - $30 (Registration on Race Day - $45) 
  • Sloth Walk (5K Walk) - $30 (Registration on Race Day - $45)
  • The $30 registration fee does not include a Cheetah Chase Tech Tee Shirt.  An additional charge of $15 will be charged for the tech shirt.
  • Kalamazoo Area Runners/Battle Creek Road Runners receive a $2 discount with your membership ID number.
  • Holland Area Runners receive a $2 discount with your promo code.

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 Results can also be accessed on the Monday following the race at

Cereal City Stampede 5K Series
Participate in the four Cereal City Stampede events and receive a t-shirt and possible top overall winner award. The events in the Cereal City Stampede 5K Series are Kellogg's Cereal City Classic, Binder Park Zoo Cheetah Chase, and the Road Hawg Classic. Participate in all three events and receive a Stampede t-shirt at the last event, Road Hawg Classic. Awards will also be given at the Road Hawg Classic to the top male and female overall combined time. 

Answer "Yes" to the Stampede Series Question during the registration process.

Event Timing

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

Please go the extra mile and collect pledges to help support Binder Park Zoo cheetah conservation programs. Visit to learn how your extra effort could earn you a behind the scenes tour of our cheetah exhibit! (*Participation in fund raising is not required, but greatly appreciated.)

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