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To Benefit: Arizona Game and Fish Dept.
About this Virtual Run: Join the Arizona Game and Fish Department (AZGFD) on its Race for Wildlife Summer 2021 virtual race! Proceeds from this Race for Wildlife will benefit the Send Water program.
Arizona is in a cycle of long-term drought. For wildlife, this means less drinking water and a bigger fight for survival, especially during the dangerously hot and dry summer months.
As part of the mission to conserve and protect wildlife, AZGFD maintains 3,000 water catchments, or manmade watering sites. These stations provide life-saving hydration for wildlife all year long, from scurrying chipmunks to bugling elk. It’s not an easy task. It costs nearly $1 million annually to deliver water to these catchments, with some requiring helicopters to reach them. With no general tax funding, they rely on conservation heroes like you to fund costs such as vehicle maintenance, fuel, catchment repairs and upkeep. Register today, and help them provide wildlife with life-saving water!
All participants will receive this beautiful 4″ Bighorn Sheep finisher’s medal.
About the Charity: The Arizona Game and Fish Department doesn’t receive any Arizona general tax dollars. The funding comes from things like fishing and hunting licenses, tags or stamps, and via a federal excise tax on firearms and ammunition. Unfortunately, those funds are stretched thin as they work to safeguard over 800 wildlife species. They need all the help they can get — and so do Arizona’s critters.
Donations from individuals like you help them to continue the essential on-the-ground conservation work. Support from your participation in the Send Water: Race for Wildlife will go directly to covering costs of AZGFD’s Send Water program, which maintains 3,000 water catchments across Arizona to provide life-saving hydration for wildlife all year long.
Virtual Strides Partner Event: This event is part of the Virtual Strides Partners Program. Arizona Game & Fish Dept. will receive 100% of the net proceeds from this event after Virtual Strides’ partner costs are deducted.