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 8:05 am, 5k Run & Walk begin at 8:20 AM, and 1k Kids Walk begins at 9:00 AM

Location: Tanganyika Wildlife Park
Entry (Run): 15k - $42.00 in advance or $45.00 day of
  5k - $32.00 in advance or $35.00 day of
Entry (Walk): 5k or 1k - $25.00 in advance or $30.00 day of


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 (while supplies last).

Dragon Walk 1k participants is for children ages 3-12 and takes place inside Tanganyika Wildlife Park! Participants will receive Park admission for that day for both the child who walks the 1K and an adult.  Additional 1K walker participants from the same family will receive a 10% discount at the time of registration. T-shirts are only for registered participants ages 3-12. Additional shirts may be available for purchase.

5k Walk participants will receive Park admission for race day and a Dragon Master t-shirt.

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 isone 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.


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Registration Info Sign Up

Full registration will open on July 1st, 2013. Packets will be available on September 6th, 2013 at Tanganyika Wildlife Park in Goddard. Click here to register online. All advanced entries MUST be received by September 7th, 2013. Race Day registration will be in front of the Visitor's Center at Tanganyika Wildlife Park. Race day registration will be accepted. Mailed-in and online packets may be picked up on race day starting at 7:00 AM. All participants will need to pick up their timing chips the morning of the race at the registration table.


Below are the maps for our redesigned and recertified courses.  The map below also shows the mile markers for each race. If you would like to see the courses in Google maps, click here.

Map of 15K and 5k Meritrust Tiger Trot courses


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)


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 k5 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. 


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.


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