August Events

Read below to see what’s happening in Rhino Country throughout the month of August!
August 14: Winos for Rhinos
August 22: 3rd Annual Vern Johndro Memorial Rhino Run
August 28: Hockey Appreciation Night with the El Paso Chihuahuas


The El Paso Rhinos Help Sponsor Winos for Rhinos Conservation Fundraiser

The American Association of Zoo Keepers, El Paso Del Norte Chapter is proud to announce the El Paso Rhinos sponsorship of Winos for Rhinos, a rhino conservation fundraiser. The El Paso Rhinos are generously donating funds and several items for the Silent Auction.

Rhinos have lived on Earth for over 50 million years, but may not survive the next 50. Rhinos are poached for their horns and it is being conducted by sophisticated international criminal syndicates that smuggle horns into Asia. The El Paso Del Norte AAZK Chapter’s event, Winos for Rhinos, will be held at Sunland Park Winery (1769 Victory Lane, Sunland Park, NM) on August 14, 2015 from 7-10 pm.

To participate and keep Rhinos on Earth, purchase your tickets today!

o   $50 for the Wine Tasting includes a souvenir glass, 5 wine tastings, and appetizer plate.

§  Additional wine glasses available for purchase.

o   $35 for Designated Drivers includes a souvenir glass, a keychain made from animal enrichment, appetizer plate, unlimited soda & water.

There will be a silent auction at Winos for Rhinos, with items donated by the El Paso Rhinos!

For registration and more information, please go to the El Paso Del Norte AAZK Facebook page or email us at:

In 1990, AAZK started Bowling for Rhinos to protect rhinos in the wild. Since then, Bowling for Rhinos has expanded into many different events, such as Winos for Rhinos, and has raised over $5.4 million. 100% of the proceeds from Bowling for Rhinos events go towards three different rhino sanctuaries in Indonesia, Sumatra, and Kenya. If you would like to learn more about the national rhino fundraising event or AAZK please visit .

AAZK is a nonprofit (U.S. 501c3) volunteer organization made up of professional zoo keepers and other interested persons dedicated to professional animal care and conservation. 

 3rd Annual Vern Johndro Memorial Rhino Run
5K/8K Competitive Run & 1 Mile Fun Walk/Run

Saturday, August 22 at 8:00 AM
Braden Aboud Park/ Marwood Shelter
5265 Roxbury Drive, El Paso, TX

All Proceeds Benefit EPHA Scholarship Fund

The EPHA Scholarship Fund:

  • Provides scholarships to players in need of registration fee, equipment, jerseys
  • Provides free registration for players in need in recreational program
  • Helps purchase new equipment each year for players in need to use free of charge

Events & Fees
All Military Personnel Receive $5 Off

Register here

Early Registration Through August 21

  • 1 Mile Fun Run /Walk – $20
  • 5k & 8k Competitive Run – $25
  • Teams Of 10 Or More – $20 For Each Team Member

Late Registration August 22

  • 1 Mile Fun Run /Walk – $25
  • 5k & 8k Competitive Run – $30
  • Teams Of 10 Or More – $25 For Each Team Member

*No Race Day Registration*
*Online Registration Closes At 6 PM August 21*


Pre-Race Packet Pick Up

August 21, 11 AM To 6 PM At Up And Running on 3233 N. Mesa
Race Day Packet Pick Up

Braden Aboud Park / Marwood Shelter From 7 Am – 7:45 Am

Awards & Prizes
First 400 Registrants Receive A Technical T-Shirt
Trophies To Top 3 Overall Male & Female In 5k & 8k Run
Trophy To Largest Team
Medals To Top 3 Male And Female Age Group Winners: 9 & Under, 10-14, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70-79, 80 & Over

Hockey Appreciation Night with the Chihuahuas

The El Paso Chihuahuas will have a hockey appreciation night on Friday, August 28!  They will have several hockey themed events including a puck giveaway for the first 2000 fans. These pucks will feature a Chihuahua logo on one side and the tenth anniversary Rhino logo on the other side. 

We have secured 200 tickets in a section along the third base line. The tickets are $14 and must be purchased at the rink. First come first serve. Any youth hockey players that attend the game will have an opportunity to participate in a hockey parade around the field and the high five line that greets the Chihuahuas as they take the field.

Get your tickets NOW! Purchase them by visiting the rink or calling 915-479-7825.