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The Fast & the Fierce 5K

sponsored by Aegis Project Controls

Saturday, September 14, 2019
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The Fast & the Fierce 5K

sponsored by Aegis Project Controls
Mark your calendars for The Fast & The Fierce 5k on Sept. 12, 2020. Take a look at last year's highlights below, and check back soon for 2020 event details and registration information.

Run for Rhinos!

Join us at Freedom Plaza for Friends of the National Zoo’s second annual The Fast & the Fierce 5K, sponsored by Aegis Project Controls!

All runners have the opportunity to fundraise, which supports Smithsonian scientists working to collect gut microbe samples from wild black rhinos in South Africa. With so few rhinos left in the world, the survival of each is critically important. In addition to helping rhinos, race fundraising also supports other 2019 Conservation Nation projects.*

Don’t want to run? You can still sign up as a fundraiser and help save rhinos from the comfort of your own couch!

*Registration fees support the Smithsonian's National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute's mission. Additional fundraising directly supports conservation projects in the wild.

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