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.
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.
- Bell’s Brewery Beer Garden – open during event and also on zoo grounds all day
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). Race day registrations are not guaranteed Cheetah Chase shirt.
Gazelle Gallop (5K Run) - $40 (Registration on Race Day - $50)
Sloth Walk (5K Walk) - $40 (Registration on Race Day - $50)
The $40 registration fee includes a Cheetah Chase Technical Tee Shirt.
Kalamazoo Area Runners/Battle Creek Road Runners and Holland Area Runners receive a $5 discount with your membership ID number.
Registration fee includes - Registration, “technical” race shirt, zoo pass for the day, and first beer free at the Beverage Sponsor station for adults over 21 years of age.
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 www.macssportstiming.com. Results can also be accessed on the Monday following the race at www.binderparkzoo.org
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.
Gazelle Gallop and Sloth Walk timing provided by Mac's Sports Timing. Go to www.macssportstiming.com for results.
June 21: Predator vs Prey- Cheetah Chase Addition (Wild Africa)
This special overnight experience is open to Cheetah Chase participants and their cheering section. Eat a spaghetti dinner, explore the zoo at night, and wake up to morning yoga before heading down to the starting line.
One valid Cheetah Chase confirmation number is required to register for this Slumber Party date.
$240 for up to 4 people and $50 per extra person for up to 8 people total in each tent. Members receive 10% off.
Learn more -> https://binderparkzoo.org/program/safari-slumber-party/