Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Meritrust Tiger Trot at Tanganyika

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  Meritrust Credit Union Tiger Trot at Tanganyika  

15K / 5k Run/Walk
Sunday, September 7th, 2014

15K begins at 7:05 am, 5k Run & Walk begin at 7:25 AM

Location: Tanganyika Wildlife Park
Entry (Run): 15k - $45.00
  5k - $35.00
   

Participation

All Run participants will receive 2 FREE admission passes to Tanganyika Wildlife Park good for any day. In addition, Run participants will receive a performance technical shirt (they are the same t-shirts as last year) or a performance headband.

Run for the Fund of it!

Tanganyika Wildlife Park is a private, family-owned zoo passionate about preserving endangered animals. More than 50% of the animals in our care are endangered—animals that runners can see in person after the race as our guests.

The Meritrust Tiger Trot is one of the most important fundraising events benefitting the Tanganyika Winter Fund as part of our 501(c)(3) Species Survival Fund. This fund helps us raise the nearly $600,000 it takes to support the animals in our care each year with no assistance from government funding, while also working for wildlife around the world.

 

Registration Info

Wichita Grand Prix Meritrust Race Series Logo

The Meritrust Tiger Trot is excited to be a part of the Wichita Grand Prix's Meritrust Race Series.  This is the first season for the series.  Anyone that joins the Wichita Grand Prix (for FREE) is eligible for discounts on the Meritrust Tiger Trot, Race for Freedom 5k, Fall Prairie Fire 5k and Half Marathon, and Say Grace Thanksgiving 5k.  Register today at www.wichitagrandprix.com!

 

Full registration will open on July 7th, 2014. Packets will be available on September 6th, 2014 at Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Goddard from 9 am to 7 pm. All advanced entries MUST be received by September 6th, 2013. Race Day registration will be in front of the Visitor's Center at Tanganyika Wildlife Park. Race day registration will be accepted. Packets may also be picked up on race day starting at 6:00 AM.  

 

All participants will need to pick up their timing chips the morning of the race at the registration table.

 

Prairie Fire Marathon Logo

 

 

** Official training race of the Prairie Fire Races **

 

 

Course

Below are the maps for our redesigned and recertified courses.  The map below also shows the mile markers for each race.

5k

2014 Meritrust Tiger Trot 5k course

 

15k

2014 Meritrust Tiger Trot 15k Map

 

 

PreRaceGet A Move On sponsors Tanganyika Wildlife Park

This year we will feature a bag check from Get a Move On.  Now you can experience firsthand their legendary packing and storage abilities.

Traffic

We will attempt to limit traffic wherever possible. However, there could be some vehicles on the road, so be watchful.

Aid Stations

Will be near 5k Turnaround and at 6k, 9k, 12.5k in the 15K race. Emergency medical help will be available. Restroom facilities will be available in the Tanganyika Visitors Center.

Heat Warning

High heat and humidity can be dangerous to runners. Therefore, make sure you drink plenty of fluids the morning of the race and at the aid stations. If you begin to overheat or fell dizzy, seek aid.

Age Groups (all races)

Post Race/Awards

Runners will enjoy a premium spread of post-race refreshments after the race provided by Green Acres Market.  They will be serving all-natural products and our famous Trot Dogs!

Green Acres Market sponsors Tanganyika Wildlife Park

Awards will be given at the completion of the 15K for all races. Special prizes will be given to the top male and female winners in the 15K and 5k. Medals wil be presented to the top 3 finishers in each age group, in the 15K and 5k for men and women. The race will be timed using racing chips. Results will be available online at this website and/or www.heartlandtiming.com 24 hours after the race.
The website for the timing results is www.heartlandtiming.com. 

Numbers

Runners must wear their number on the front of their shirt or shorts in a visible position. No one will be allowed to cross the finish line without a number. Crossing the finish line without being registered and/or without a number may result in inaccurate times for all subsequent finishers.

Parking

Tanganyika does not have an overly large parking lot, so runners and families are encourage to carpool.