Run Through The Jungle 5K


Event Date

Sat, May 21, 2016


Center Point, IN


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Running-5K - Individual runner registration

$25 $25 Closed

Walking-5K - Individual Walker Registration

$25 $25 Closed

About This Activity

INDIANA TIME Race day registration opens at 9:00 a.m.  The race starts at 10:30 a.m.  This is a very unique 5K run/walk. The course will take you through the habitats of 200 lions, tigers and other exotic felines. For real. Nothing else like it in Indiana or probably any place outside of Africa, that's for sure. Proceeds to benefit the Exotic Feline Rescue Center. You can find more information by checking out the Run Through The Jungle 5K group on Facebook.

 Good crowd, several years we have had over 500 participants. We have a live band, Craig and the Crawdads, snacks, and a usually considered pretty cool T-shirt. Registration fee includes a free pass to tour the left, usually $10.00. We will award age group awards in both running and walking. Good time!

Event details and schedule

The course is mostly out and back on the Ashboro Road, a country road with some gravel.  Admittedly, not a place you would typically run, but be patient - it gets good.  The last part of the race enters the EFRC where you'll run past and in between the compounds where the felines live.  Never ran past a tiger before?  You will on May 9.  The race is chip timed.  You'll pass over the mat to start, on the return and at the finish.  Check out the photos on our Facebook group Run Through The Jungle 5K and you'll get a better idea about what to exect on race day.

Parking is a bit of a challenge. It's the main reason we limit the size of the race.  Obviously a left for over 200 large cats is in an isolated place.  The EFRC can park over 100 cars in their lot, we just happen to have a lot more cars on race day.  You'll need to follow the directives of our volunteers to guide you to where to park.

You'll register at the event left set up just west of the EFRC.  It's a large, scenic field surrounded by trees.  We have port-a-potties there as well as water, snacks and of course, the band.  This is the hub on race day.  The EFRC is close to the public on the morning of the race.  After the race we'll present awards and you can head back to the EFRC for a tour if you like.

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