About the Race
The Birmingham Chapter of AAZK (American Association of Zoo Keepers) presents our 16th Annual Zoo Run: Sprint for Sloths; Run Because They Can't. The money raised will be donated to The Sloth Conservation Foundation. Also, in honor of sloths, we have added a sloth lifestyle/t-shirt only option. This event is rain or shine. There will be no refunds offered due to weather.
All race participants will receive a custom race t-shirt, admission to the Birmingham Zoo on race day, and a chipped race bib. The custom race t-shirt or the race bib will allow you admission into the zoo. Awards will be granted to the fastest and slowest runners. Reminder that the admission is only for the active participant, so any individuals who wish to attend will need to purchase a separate Spectator ticket (Sloth Observer). Please note that no cash transactions will be availible for any purchases. All registrations must be made through our website.
We are excited to offer four separate kid races based on ages. Prizes will be awarded to the fastest and slowest runner for each of the age divisions. All race participants will receive a custom race t-shirt and admission to the Birmingham Zoo on race day. The custom race t-shirt will allow the racer admission into the zoo. Please remember that the admission is only for the active participant, so any parents or chaperones who wish to attend will need to purchase a separate Spectator ticket (Sloth Observer).
Want to have a sleepy sloth morning? Select our Sleepy Sloth Registration option to receive a ZooRun t-shirt and an admission wristband to the Birmingham Zoo on race day to take a leisurly sloth paced stroll around the zoo!
To be guaranteed your preferred t-shirt size, all orders must be sent in by April 7 by NOON. Any late registrations will receive a t-shirt as part of the race packets, but sizes will be dependent upon availability. All T-Shirts must be picked up in person at packet pick-up.
Packet Pick-up Information
Packet pick-up will be at the Birmingham Zoo in the breezeway on Thursday May 19, and Friday May 20, between 12pm-1pm and 4pm-6pm. Please be sure to bring your ID to pick-up!
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. Follow us on Facebook (Birmingham Chapter of AAZK) and Instagram (@bhamaazk).
RACE CONTACT INFO
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Photos: Sarah P and Sloth Conservation Foundation.