Blank Park Zoo's Rhino Rampage - ABC5 News Des Moines, IA

Blank Park Zoo's Rhino Rampage

Rhino Rampage - Saturday, June 15
Get ready for a revamped Blank Park Zoo 5K Race & Obstacle Challenge plus an all new Kids Dash!  In celebration of the new African exhibit, this event will honor our black rhinos!  You will have the option of enjoying a 5K run/walk or the option of participating in an action packed obstacle course that will start and finish on Zoo grounds.  This one-of-a-kind course through Blank Park Zoo includes something for the whole family!  Click Here to Register!

5K Run or Walk
$25 for Members
$30 for Non-Members
Prizes will be rewarded to the first male and first female to complete the 5K run!

Obstacle Challenge
$25 for Members
$30 for Non-Members

2) You will get wet!! Bring a towel to dry off after.
3) This portion will not be timed. We want obstacle challenge racers to focus on completing all obstacles rather than worrying about times!

List of Obstacles

Snow Monkey Slide
Zookeeper Zag
Penguin Waddle
Goats' Bridge
Sea Lion Splash
Rhino Roll (2 obstacles, 1 mud pit)
Gibbon Climb
Spider Crawl
Otter Fall
Prairie Dog Tunnel


Kids Dash
100 meter dash - Fun for all the youngsters!
Free for 3 & Under
$10 for Members
$15 for Non-Members

All registrations include Zoo admission for race day, t-shirt* and post-race snacks

*Must register by June 5, 2013 to receive a race t-shirt.  If you would like to purchase a t-shirt for a child age 3 and under for $10, please contact Shelley at 515-974-2523.

Hours of event
5K & Obstacle Challenge start at 8:00 am
Kids Dash starts at 8:45 am

Packet Pick-up
Thursday, June 13th from 12 to 7 PM at the Running Room in West Des Moines
Friday, June 14th from 4 to 7 PM at Blank Park Zoo
Saturday, June 15th from 7 to 8 AM at Blank Park Zoo

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