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Race Against Extinction...Footprints for the Future


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Friday, April 22, 2022

Hitchcock Nature Center
27792 Ski Hill Loop
Honey Creek, Iowa 51542



Do you like to be outside? Do you enjoy hiking or walking your dog? Do you run? Do you like helping wildlife?

If you said yes to any of these questions, then you need to sign up for the 2022 AAZK Race Against Extinction presented by the American Association of Zookeepers and Peak Performance! Race Against Extinction will be held at Hitchcock Nature Center on April 22nd at 6:00 p.m. and all proceeds will support Painted Dog Conservation.

Choose from a challenging 4-mile trail run and a 1-mile, 2-mile, or stroller-friendly nature hike. 

Registration details:

  • $30 by April 3rd (t-shirt included) 
  • $35 April 4th to April 19th 
  • $40 on race day

Stick around for the post-race award ceremony, door prizes, music, food, and beverages! Unique Earth-friendly race medals for top 3 male & female finishers overall and in 10 year age increments.

Painted Dog Conservation has put together a conservation model to ensure long-term success and make a significant difference to the painted dog population in Zimbabwe. Employing more than 60 people from the local villages they run conservation programs and education and outreach programs. 

Their efforts span everything from an Anti-Poaching Unit team that patrols local areas daily to provide a direct form of protection for the dogs to a Rehabilitation Facility where injured and orphaned dogs are treated before returning to the wild. 

For more information about this great organization please visit

2022 programming is sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation.

The Pottawattamie Conservation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status in its employment, programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Human Resource Director 227 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501.

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