Special Events

Cheetah Chase Fun Run

06/07/2014, 8:00 AM to 9:30 AM

Little Rock Zoo map



Online registration has ended! Register in person on Friday at the Zoo from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and on Saturday morning starting at 7:00 a.m.!

Join all the big cats and show your spots and stripes for the best race in town! The Cheetah Chase 5K starts at the Little Rock Zoo and takes runners through War Memorial Park and ends back at the front entrance of the Zoo. All participants gets FREE Zoo admission all day on the day of the race, a free Zoo bag, and get a free race t-shirt. Participants are also encouraged to wear fun, family-friendly attire that is animal themed. Prizes will be given for best "big cat" costume and best animal costume.  New this year, in honor of the Zoo's new litter of tiger cubs, the Zoo will be giving-out a special award for Best Tiger Costume! Show your stripes at this year's race and be on the look-out for other tiger-themed activities at this year's race!  

New Race Route!
Please Note:  Race starts inside the Zoo and ends in front of the Zoo on Zoo Drive


Registration Fees (sorry no refunds):    
All registration includes admission to the Little Rock Zoo the day of the race. $12 adult admission value/$9 child admission value.                               

Early Registration
now  –   6/04/2014  at 5:00 p.m.  online      
5K Registration:  $25 per individual for adults/$15 Children ages 12 and under/FREE Children under the age of 1.
Strollers are permitted. 

Late Registration 6/04/2014  –   Race Day                                 
5K Registration:  $35 per individual for adults/$25 Children ages 12 and under/FREE Children under the age of 1. Strollers are permitted. Late registration will begin at 10 am on Friday, June 6, 2014 and continue through race day. Please see section below for specific locations and times.  

Registration Note: 

Participants Receive: 

  • One free Zoo admission on June 7, 2014 (race number required)
  • Official Cheetah Chase race shirt (pre-shrunk cotton t-shirt)         
  • Discounted Zoo admission for non-participant adults (same price as kids as part of Hiland Dairy Family Fun weekend)
  • Two-for-a-dollar ice cream treats Zoo bag Post Race refreshments including free milk provided by Hiland Dairy and fresh oranges and bananas

    Packet Pick Up & Late Registration:                             

    June 6, 2014
    Little Rock Zoo
    1 Zoo Drive Little Rock, AR 72205
    10:00 am to 6:00 pm  

    Saturday, June 7th
    Little Rock Zoo Entrance
    #1 Zoo Drive
    Little Rock, AR 72205  

    Race packets will not be mailed  
    7:00 a.m.

    Race Day Schedule:  7:00  a.m.  Packet Pick-Up and Late Registration Begin; 8:00 am  Official 5K Start; 9:00 am Awards given to the top 10 male and female finishers as they finish.

    Top Ten Fastest Men        Top Ten Fastest Women     Best Big Cat Costume       Best Animal Costume    Best Tiger Costume

    Questions? Call (501) 661-7208