The Birmingham Chapter of AAZK (American Association of Zoo Keepers) presents our 16th Annual Zoo Run: Sprint for Sloths; Run Because They Can't. This year we are opting to help keep the animals and the runners safer by going virtual. The money raised will be donated to The Sloth Conservation Foundation.
Since this is a virtual race you can complete it anywhere and anytime between September 18, 2021 and October 20, 2021 (World Sloth Day). In addition to our traditional 5K and multiple kids races we have added a 1 mile Fun Run option this year. Also, in honor of sloths, we have added a sloth lifestyle/t-shirt only option.
All race participants will receive a custom race t-shirt, a Birmingham Zoo admission ticket, virtual custom race bib, a virtual finisher certificate and be able to upload their result times for a chance to win a special prize. Feel free to print off your race bib and wear it during your race. After you have completed your race upload your time to be eligible for our prizes. The Birmingham Zoo admission ticket must be redeemed by December 31, 2021.
Packet Pick-up Information
We will be offering in-person packet pick-up at the Birmingham Zoo on Friday September 17th, 3:00-6:00pm, and Saturday September 18th, 9:00am-12:00pm. More information to be updated on the race Facebook page closer to the date. If you are unable to pick-up your race packet in person please select the shipping option. If you register by August 30, 2021 your t-shirt size will be guaranteed and your packet will be mailed out prior to opening race day (September 18, 2021).
Sloth Conservation Foundation
The Sloth Conservation Foundation (SloCo) is based in Costa Rica and dedicated to saving sloths in the wild using a multimodal approach. To read more about their mission and efforts please visit The Sloth Conservation Foundation website.
Birmingham Chapter of AAZK
The American Association of Zoo Keepers (AAZK) is a membership association for animal care professionals to exchange information and network with one another. The Birmingham Chapter of AAZK is our local chapter and we strive towards providing continuing education, raising awareness for conservation, and fostering an appreciation for the animal care profession, while assisting the Birmingham Zoo in its mission. We focus on providing resources, support, and comradery for our members. AAZK Is a nonprofit (U.S. 501c3) volunteer organization made up of professional zoo keepers and other interested persons dedicated to professional animal care and conservation. To learn more about AAZK visit Birmingham Chapter of AAZK.