Race Purpose: PA Rhino Conservation Advocates (PARCA) welcomes you to our 4th annual Run for Rhinos! PARCA is working with partners in Africa to prevent extinction of the rhino and to preserve its ecosystem. The funds raised go toward educating the public about rhino conservation and to our partners who are transporting rhinos out of high poaching areas, providing care for orphans left behind by poaching, and providing monitoring to keep rhino populations safe.
Rhinos are being killed at rates that outpace how quickly they can reproduce. We must act NOW to prevent extinction. Help us save a species!
Location: The race takes place at the Philadelphia Zoo. Registration opens at 7 AM, 5K starts at 8:15 am SHARP, 1 mile walk at 8:30 AM.
5K Awards: Overall and Age Groups: Top male and female overall (medal and prize), top 1-3 in each age group (medal)
Entry: Includes zoo admission for the day. Parking is an additional $16 (members can use their membership benefit). Spectators can buy a ticket ($20) to cheer you on and they also can stay and enjoy the zoo afterwards! Children under 2 can participate and enter the zoo for free (strollers are welcome). Zoo members cannot use their membership for entry to the event. There are no lockers availalbe at the zoo, but your wristband allows you to leave and re-enter the zoo.
Amenities: A 5K running (1 mile walking) course in and around the zoo, t shirt, refreshments, water stations and prizes for the overall winners. You must register by May 16th to guarantee a T shirt. Groups / teams of 5 or more can get a group rate – email for details ([email protected] or from this race page).
Race Results: Race will be professionally timed by the Bryn Mawr Racing Co.; Results will be found at http://www.brynmawrracing.com