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One week left to participate in AZGFD’s virtual Race for Wildlife​

Posted December 10, 2020

PHOENIX — Don’t miss out on the Arizona Game and Fish Department’s (AZGFD) first-ever virtual Race for Wildlife!

It’s a fun, easy way to raise money for the AZGFD Wildlife Center, where our staff care for sick, injured or abandoned wildlife. The Wildlife Center is also where the department’s educational Animal Ambassadors call home.

Here’s how the virtual Race for Wildlife works. First, you’ll register at The distance you’ll cover is 5K, and it can be run, walked, hopped, skipped, etc. It can also be done anywhere, including on a treadmill. If you don’t want to cover the distance all at once, just pick days and times that work for you and break it up over several days. You then report your cumulative time on the Virtual Strides web page. You must complete the distance and report your time by Dec. 16.

The registration fee is only $29 per person. Each participant will receive a beautiful 2-1/4-inch gold medal featuring the AZGFD logo and a digital race bib. The event is limited to 200 participants.

The virtual Race for Wildlife is part of the Virtual Strides Partners Program. The AZGFD Wildlife Center will receive 100% of the net proceeds from this event after Virtual Strides’ partner costs are deducted.

For more information about the Arizona Game and Fish Department, visit