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Due to the Covid 19 pandemic Tidewater AAZK has changed our annual Bowling for Rhinos event to a virtual run/walk for rhinos. We are raising money for rhino conservation and education.
This is a virtual “Go the Distance” event in support of the American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) Bowling for Rhinos (BFR) campaign.

 What exactly is a virtual “Go the Distance” event? 
A virtual event means that you can participate from anywhere and 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)
at work (great option for those with physical jobs, a.k.a animal care staff)

But how?
-We don’t care if you walk / jog / run / skip / saunter / bounce / meander / slither / slide / dance or stampede. We just want you to get up, move and “Go the Distance” to save rhinos!
-You may use equipment such as a treadmill, elliptical, stair climber, etc. You just have to be on your feet (no bicycling, rowing, swimming, etc.)
-After the race time, just log-in to your participant page and record your distance traveled.  It’s that easy!




Founded in 2014 by zookeepers and aquarists from the Virginia Zoo and Virginia Aquarium our chapter seeks increase collaboration between the two facilities, provide life long learning opportunities, volunteer and raise funds for local and international conservation efforts.

The American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) is a nationwide, non-profit, professional organization of animal care professionals.  In a continuing effort to help protect endangered rhinos as well as the ecosystems they live in, chapters of the AAZK nationwide sponsor an annual Bowling for Rhinos fundraising event.

For more information on where our money is donated and to learn more about animal conservation follow the link: https://aazk.org/bowling-for-rhinos/.


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