The Fast & the Fierce 5K - Smithsonian National Zoo | Kids Out and About DMV

The Fast & the Fierce 5K - Smithsonian National Zoo

*The event has already taken place on this date: Sat, 09/14/2019
Run for Rhinos! Join us at Freedom Plaza on Saturday, Sept. 14, for Friends of the National Zoo’s second annual The Fast & the Fierce 5K, sponsored by Aegis Project Controls!

ll 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 closes at noon on Friday, Sept. 13.

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

*Times, dates, and prices of any activity posted to our calendars are subject to change. Please be sure to click through directly to the organization’s website to verify.


Freedom Plaza - Washington, D.C.
14th Street and Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC, 20004
United States


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Smithsonian National Zoo
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The event has already taken place on this date: 
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