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Run for the Cheetah

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Run for the Cheetah

RUN FOR THE CHEETAH

ABOUT THE EVENT

The Run for the Cheetah is a fun event designed to raise awareness about the endangered cheetah and to raise funds to support the Cheetah Conservation Fund's programs. This year's run is in conjunction with the Oregon Zoo's Party for the Planet to help celebrate Earth Day 2009. Help kick off this celebration by participating in the Run for the Cheetah.

WHEN & WHERE

Sunday, April 26, 2009, Oregon Zoo, 4001 SW Canyon Rd, Portland, Oregon

STARTING TIMES

7:00 a.m. Day of Race Registration

8:00 a.m. Kid's Run / Walk

8:30 a.m. 8K Run / Walk

8:45 a.m. 5K Run / Walk

9:00 a.m. Food, Fun& Festivities

10:00 a.m. Awards/Prize Drawing

START AND FINISH

All events start and finish at the upper parking lot at MAX Station. Participants can check their warm-ups at the designated start/finish. Dr. Tom Freedland (Chiropractor) and his staff will be on site to provide first aid. The Massage Clinic (www.yourmassageclinic.com) will be on site to provide massages ($1.00 per minute).

ENTRY FEES (No Refunds)

NOTE: Entries received by April 20 will receive a free Run for the Cheetah short sleeve t-shirt. Shirts are not guaranteed after April 20.

$10 (Kids 1/2 mile run) with T-shirt

$30 (5K Run/Walk) through April 23 (with t-shirt)

$35 (5K Run/Walk) after April 23 or day of race (t-shirt limited)

$30 (8K Run/Walk) through April 23 (with t-shirt)

$35 (8K Run/Walk) after April 23 or day of race (t-shirt limited)

A portion of every fee (5 & 8K) will be donated to the Oregon Zoo

REGISTRATION

TO REGISTER Go to Sign Me Up CLICK HERE, SIGN ME UP

Day-of-race Packet Pickup/Registration at Race Site (Oregon Zoo) 7am until 15 minutes to race time.

COURSES

All races start and finish at the upper parking lot MAX station. Both the 5K & 8K will take place on paved roads that surround the Oregon Zoo.

CHAMPIONCHIP TIMING

All competitors (runners & walkers) in the 5K and 8K will receive a Timing Chip in your race packet. You must wear the Chip on your shoe (per the instructions on the packet) if you want to receive your race time. Any participant who does not wear the Chip on their running shoe will not receive a finish result. Also, the Chip must be returned at the conclusion of the event or pay a $30.00 replacement fee (see Waiver). If you do not wish to be timed, feel free to give the Chip back to the volunteer when picking up your packet.

AGE GROUPS

Competition will be held in both the 5K and 8K events for the following men's and women's age groups: 12 years & under, 13- 15, 16-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69, 70 years and over, Clydesdale (men 198 lbs or more), Athena (women 150 lbs or more).

AWARDS

Awards will be presented, at the conclusion of each race, to the Overall Male and Female finishers, the top Master Male and Female finishers, Junior Male and Female (18 & under), Super Master Male and Female (60 & over), as well as the top three male and female finishers in each age division in the 5K and 8K events.

POST RACE PARTY

Join us for post race festivities, which will include food, music, and lots of fun.

RACE RESULTS

Race results are available after the run and will be posted on YouthRunner Website and the race website.

DIRECTIONS TO THE RACE SITE

The Oregon Zoo is only five minutes from downtown Portland on Highway 26 West-also called Sunset Highway. For more detailed directions see the Oregon Zoo Web site: www.oregonzoo.org

We recommend leaving your car at home and taking the MAX:

MAX (Metropolitan Area Express) runs through downtown from the suburbs to the west and east, from the airport, and from the Expo Center. Washington Park has its own MAX stop, which lets you off right at the zoo entrance. Leave your car at your hotel (or your home) and make the train ride part of the adventure! Check out web site for route maps, fares, connections and schedules. Allow some time to explore the station. It's an attraction in itself. www.trimet.org/max

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Phone: (503) 644-6822

Email: events@racecenter.com

VOLUNTEER SUPPORT

Contact: Teresa Delaney

Phone: (503) 675-1292

Email: teresa@cheetah.org

ABOUT THE CHEETAH

The fastest land animal on earth is also Africa's most endangered big cat. With only 12,000 wild cheetah left, the cheetah could disappear within 20 years. With your help, CCF can maintain the programs that will help the cheetah win its race for survival.

The Cheetah Conservation Fund is a registered non-profit 501(c)(3) organization #31-1726923 in the United States. Visit www.cheetah.org for more information.

ABOUT CHEETAH CONSERVATION FUND

Dr. Laurie Marker is Founder and Executive Director of the Cheetah Conservation Fund (CCF). A former Oregonian, Laurie Marker is a Time magazine "Hero for the Planet" award recipient, and is a world-renowned expert on the cheetah. CCF's mission is "to secure habitats for the long-term survival of the cheetah and their ecosystem through multidiscipline and integrated programs of conservation, research and education."

Event Dates.

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Location.

Oregon Zoo 4001 SW Canyon Rd., Portland, OR

Past Results.

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