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Running for Rhinos - OCT 17-24th

Sun October 17 - Sun October 24



Join Fresno Chaffee Zoo AAZK in "Running for Rhinos" to help save all 5 rhino species and their habitats by participating in our annual fundraising event. This event supports the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) Bowling for Rhinos (BFR) campaign.

To learn more about the Bowling for Rhinos campaign, please follow the link below:

Due to circumstances surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic, the 2021 events will be VIRTUAL.
A virtual event means that you can participate from anywhere, in your time table as long as it's within the event dates.

at home
around your neighborhood (while practicing safe social distancing)
open space (while practicing safe social distancing)

***Steps counted at work DO NOT count in order to be fair across the board***

How can I participate?
This year, there are two types of events: BIPEDAL or RIDE

  • We don't care if you walk / jog / run / skip / saunter / bounce / meander / ride / slither / slide / dance or stampede. We just want you to get up, move and "Run (or walk) for Rhinos" to help save them from extinction!
  • For the BIPEDAL event, you may use your own two legs or equipment such as a treadmill, elliptical, stair climber, etc., to help reach your distance goal.
  • For the RIDE event, you may use horses or equipment such as a bicycle, tricycle, skateboard, scooter, etc. to help reach your distance goal (nothing with an engine to be fair).
  • After the race time, just log-in to your participant page and record your distance traveled. It's that easy!

Participate on your own, form a CRASH (group of rhinos) Team up to 6 individuals, and Earn PRIZES!!

$30 - Adults
$10 - Kids (ages 3-10)
Free - under age 2
*pricing will be reflected at registration completion.


Prizes will be awarded for
Individual :

  • Most Distance Traveled - BIPEDAL event

  • Most Distance Traveled - RIDE event

Crash Team:

  • Most Distance Traveled - BIPEDAL event

  • Most Distance Traveled - RIDE event

Can't participate but still want to support the event? No problem!

  • Donate in support of the event by clicking on the Donation tab at the top of the page.

  • Share our event with friends and family, even across the country!



The first 50 registered participants will receive an eco-friendly sustainable wooden rhino sticker as a reminder of helping rhinos fight extinction.
This year, we are hosting a Bonfire campaign for event shirts. Purchase your shirts before September 27th to have them in time for the start of the event on October 17th. (Shirts purchased after September 27th are not guaranteed to arrive before event.)

Share your event photos with us on this event website, our Facebook Running for Rhinos event page or social media using

#KeeptheFiveAlive #AAZKBFR2021

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