AAZK Race Against Extinction

Fri April 24, 2020 Honey Creek, IA US 51542 Directions

AAZK Runners

6:00PM CDT - 10:00PM CDT

AAZK Walker/Hiker

6:05PM CDT - 10:00PM CDT
2020 Race Against Extinction CANCELLED COVID-19 Response

It is with so much regret that we have decided to cancel the 2020 Race Against Extinction. We know that this is what's best to keep YOU all healthy in this uncertain time as the COVID-19 virus continues to spread throughout our area. We realize many of you signed up for this event because you LOVE it and you enjoy supporting AAZK, Conservation, Hitchcock Nature Center, etc. We know many of you signed up because you love running and possibly trail running in particular! Maybe some of you signed up to try something new.  We want you to know we have options for you all.

We still want to support this year's cause. All race proceeds were going to be sent to support the Austrailia Bushfire Crisis and we think there is still a way to do that!

Luckily, we have not yet incurred many race expenses, so we are able to offer three refund options. 

Your options:
Donate your Registration to the Australian Bushfire Crisis Fund and receive the T-shirt
Donate your Registration to the Australian Bushfire Crisis Fund and waive the T-shirt
Receive a Full-Refund (excluding signup fee)

Please make your choice by April 5th, 2020. T-shirts will be ordered on April 6th.  Anyone who has requested a refund will be mailed a check no later than April 6th, 2020. 

T-shirts will be available for pick-up at Peak Performance (Cass location) starting April 20th.  Zoo employees will be able to pick up at Zoo.

Please remember during this time of social distancing that you can still get out and run or hike at Hitchcock Nature Center on your own or with your immediate family.  And remember to take your canine friends along!  We encourage you to support them!  We hope that this COVID-19 is long gone in time for AAZK's other annual events and we would love to see you at Buzzed for Bees this Summer and our Bowling event this Fall!  Please follow AAZK Omaha Chapter on Facebook to stay updated!

And last but not least we are coming back bigger and better in 2021 for our 10th Annual RACE AGAINST EXTINCTION, and we hope to see you all there!  We are so grateful for your support as always! Thank you so very much! We could not do this without you!  Stay well!

Your AAZK Race Committee




Here Are Your Options:

Thank you so much for choosing this option.  We are so lucky to have such great supporters!  If you would like the T-shirt that you signed up for, no further action is necessary!  If you prefer not to receive the shirt, please take a moment to send a quick email to jennw@omahazoo.com.

You can feel great knowing that your Registration Fee will be donated to help with the Bushfire Crisis in Australia!

We understand. We appreciate your support and hope you will join us in 2021 to Race Against Extinction!

27792 Ski Hill Loop
Honey Creek, IA US 51542

Join us for the 10th Annual Race Against Extinction…Footprints for the Future!

Presented by AAZK and Peak Performance to help efforts in Australia!

Come Race Against Extinction in a challenging 4 mile trail run or join us for a 1-mile, 2-mile or short stroller friendly nature hike. 

DATE: Friday, April 24, 2020

TIME:  6:00 PM

LOCATION: Hitchcock Nature Center (Neighboring Mt. Crescent) 

REGISTRATION: $28 by April 12th T-shirt included; $33 April 13th-23rd; $40 on race day

Stick around for the award ceremony!  Giveaways! Great food and beverages!

Unique Earth friendly awards for top 3 male & female trail run finishers overall and in 10 year age increments!


Race Contact Info

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100% of this year's race proceeds will go to help wildlife affected by Australia's bushfires.

With the current drought and bushfire crisis in Australia, reports now estimate 800 million native animals affected by Australia's bushfire crisis in NSW and more than one billion nationally, with many more injured or displaced and facing a tough time ahead while food resources are low and predators have greater opportunities to prey on native species whose habitats have been destroyed.

The Zoo and Aquarium Association (ZAA) is coordinating a collaborative response to the emerging rescue and rehabilitation needs of affected wildlife. This will allow them to bring together the significant expertise, resources, equipment and facilities across their membership to help native animals in the crisis affected areas.

The effects of this crisis on wildlife and their destroyed habitats is going to require a long-term approach so the ZAA fire and drought response will also consider what’s needed in years ahead to rehabilitate surviving native wildlife and ensure that they can return them to livable habitats. This approach aims to execute three key phases. 

For more info please use this link: ZAA Australian Bushfire Crisis Response




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