MELBOURNE, Fla., January 18, 2021 — Runners and walkers of all skill levels are invited to race or stroll through Brevard Zoo during the Rafiki Run 3k on Saturday, February 13 at 7 a.m. A virtual option is also available.

Organized by Running Zone Foundation, this event will mark the 15th annual race held at the Zoo. These races have generated a total of $107,000 for the Zoo’s animal wellness and conservation programs.

Complimentary masks will be available at the race. All participants are required to wear a mask when social distancing is difficult, and spectators are strongly encouraged to wear masks. Race start times will be staggered to encourage social distancing.

All participants receive a finisher medal, 50% off Zoo admission on the day of the event (race number required) and the chance to win a $500 Disney gift card. A catered breakfast will be provided, and beer will be offered to participants ages 21 and up. Registration is available online at


Brevard Zoo is home to more than 900 animals representing 195 species from all over the world. As a not-for-profit organization, it is a leader in the fields of animal wellness, education and conservation. More information is available at

Treetop Trek features five aerial obstacle courses that whisk guests above parts of the Zoo and through lush Florida landscapes. More information is available at

The Aquarium Project is a plan to construct a world-class aquarium and conservation center at Port Canaveral. More information is available at

Elliot Zirulnik, Communications Manager
Call: 321-254-9453, ext. 236