Pick up the pace with our 10km Cheetah Chase


The Cheetah Chase is a good all-rounder running event. If you feel a bit too comfortable running 5km and are looking for your next challenge, then step it up and try our 10km event!

If you have run in 10km events in the past and are looking to set a new PB, then this track is for you too!

The 2019 event will be held on Sunday 25th August 2019.

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The course starts inside the Taronga Western Plains Zoo before runners head out the zoo main gates into 'the wild'.

Runners follow Obley Road (closed to traffic for the event) toward the Camp Road intersection before turning around and re-entering the zoo. Runners will then complete a loop of the internal road network of the zoo and finish at the same finish line for all other events.

Looking for training plans? We've got you covered. Completer and competitor plans are now available here.

The Cheetah Chase includes your finishers' medal, water bottle and one day entry to the Taronga Western Plains Zoo before or after your race on the Stampede weekend.


Race Entry

Registrations close Friday 23 August 11.00pm. Register Now!!

Full Entry Fees:

Individual 10km - $55

Prize money

Prize money is available for both male and female placegetters

  • First - $500

  • Second - $300

  • Third - $100

All event placings (except the Wallaby Wheel) are determined through gun start.

The Cheetah Chase course record prizes are currently $100 as both male and female records were broken in 2018. 

See our Past Events page for previous records!

Marshalling Time

8.05 am - Please make sure you are at the start line ready to go as our fastest marathon runners won’t be far away from finishing. Allow plenty of time to get to the zoo, and to walk to the race precinct from the parking areas located within the zoo.

Cut off to complete race is 2 hours.

Toilets and stations

There will be 10 portaloos at the marshaling area, plus the following on the cheetah chase course

  • 4.5km (water)

  • 6.5km (toilet)

  • 7.5km (water & toilets)

  • finish line (toilets, water, sports drink, fruit).