Cheetah Chase 5K Run/Walk
Battle Creek, Michigan
Saturday, June 22, 2013 8:00 AM (Eastern Standard Time)
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Contact:Michelle Walbeck
Phone:(269) 979-1351
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Event Location
Binder Park Zoo, 7400 Division Drive, Battle Creek, MI 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 5:00pm EST on Thursday, June 20, 2013. Mail-in registrations must be postmarked no later than June 17, 2013. Day of event registrations will be accepted for an additional $5 fee.
Early Packet Pickup
Reduce your time in line with early packet pick-up. From 5pm to 7pm on Friday, June 21, we will have early packet pick-up in the Cross Administration Building (Zoo Office).
Events and Times
6:45am to 7:45am - Registration. 7:30am - Gates to zoo entrance closed to prep for race - be here by 7:30 to park in zoo lot. 8:00am - Gazelle Gallop (5K Run), Sloth Walk (5K Walk). Post Race Cool Down After The Race. 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, a Cheetah Chase t-shirt, and a reusable tote bag. Gazelle Gallop (5K Run) - $25, Sloth Walk (5K Walk) - $25, Kalamazoo Area Runners/Battle Creek Road Runners receive a $2 discount with your membership ID number.
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 "Triple Crown" events and recieve a special t-shirt, medal, and possible top overall winner award. The events in the Cereal City Stampede 5K Series are Cereal City Classic, Binder Park Cheetah Chase, and Kellogg's Dig Em Dash. If participants compete in all three events, the awards will be given at the last event Dig Em Dash. Please Answer Yes or No if you want to participate in all three events
Do You Want To Participate In The "Cereal City Stampede 5K Series"
Event Timing
Gazelle Gallop and Sloth Walk timing provided by Mac's Sports Timing and GreatLakes ChampionChip.
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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Waiver and Release
In consideration of the acceptance for the Binder Park Zoo Cheetah Chase, I hereby release all participating groups and persons officially connected with the event from any and all liability for any injury or damages whatsoever arising from my participation in the events. I also authorize Binder Park Zoo to use my name and/or likeness for any and all purposes related to the zoo.
I understand and agree to the waiver and release*