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Rhino Man 5k
Sun, April 30, 2017, 12:00 PM – 3:00 PM EDT
The Global Conservation Corps started with one main mission, to help conserve and preserve this planet.
There is currently an epidemic unfolding abroad in South Africa. At the current rate of poaching occurring in South Africa, Rhinos are expected to be extinct by 2020. Among others, helping to care for the endangered species is Thula Thula Rhino Orphanage. At Thula Thula, all of the Rhinos that they care for are orphans, meaning that their parents were killed by poachers. In fact, one of the rhino's has been completely rehabilitated while under care. Thula Thula's goal is to take care of the Rhinos' to eventually release them back into the wild, where they belong.
By participating in the Rhino Man 5k, not only are you are directly helping fund the Rhino Orphanage but also Grand Rapids, John Ball Zoo. When you register, 10% of the registration fee goes directly to John Ball Zoo!
- $30 registration fee
- Free T-shirt
- 1 beer ticket (for those 21+)
- 1 raffle ticket for the drawing for prizes
- DRESS UP AS YOUR FAVORITE ANIMAL!!
Check in before the race starts at 10:30am
Race beings at 12:00pm sharp!!
***Side Note - you may be wondering what the Rhino Man logo stands for. As I mentioned, the Global Conservation Corps directly helps fund this orphanage. However, they also have another mission. There are individuals called "Rhino Men" who stand up for the Rhinos by standing between the poacher and the Rhino. They risk their lives to protect these Rhinos every day, and the Global Conservation Corps helps to send them food, among other materials, to ensure that they never leave. They are also currently producing a movie about these individuals called Rhino Man. To learn more about the movie, please visit this link http://rhinomanthemovie.com/.