Need some inspiration to move? Eyes sore from too much Zooming? Get out and run! The All-out Ostrich Scramble has long been an annual tradition at AOS conferences. This relaxing activity has been a fun way to meet fellow runners, shake-off conference lethargy, and strengthen connections within the AOS community.

Please consider supporting this year’s meeting by participating in a virtual fun run. As you might imagine, things will be different this year: no sign-ups, no ostrich egg prizes…but still a great opportunity to support the community. To participate, conduct your run, as short or as long as you please, during the week of the conference. Just take a picture—of yourself, of your dog, of your favorite overlook, of whatever you want—and upload it to the #m_fun_run channel on the AOS-SCO 2021 Slack group.

We’ll include your images during the conference as a way to help people from around the globe connect through shared loves of birding and running. Your participation helps maintain this fun tradition while supporting the conference proceedings from afar. Go run!

Special thanks to our conference supporters