Register today for the Enormous Elephant 10K Run: Freestyle to benefit The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust (DSWT). You can run, jog or walk your way around beautiful Central Park while helping protect this majestic species! You can even involve your friends and family by forming a team or raising additional funds to support wildlife. Your efforts will benefit the elephants in the DSWT's care and those living wild. Click here to start fundraising!
If you can't join the herd in Central Park, be a part of the event virtually!! Under the "Register" link, simply click on “Virtual Run” and you can walk, use the treadmill, run outside, participate in another race and set up your own fundraising page. Wherever you are, show your support of The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust and be a part of this exciting event!
Each day, close to 100 elephants are killed for their tusks … threatening their future. At the current poaching rate, elephants will be extinct in the wild by 2025. Many elephants targeted by poachers have milk dependent calves, and without family or a mother, a baby elephant has little chance of survival. Through the dedication and hard work of the DSWT, rescued orphaned baby elephants now have a second chance at life in the wild. Currently, the DSWT has 25 milk dependent calves and more than 150 orphans in their care.
Through the generous participation of 1,000 runners last November, the event raised more than $75,000 to support the orphans at DSWT. This year, we are hoping to host 1,500 participants and increase last years’ donation to DSWT. Register today and you will help provide the vital funds needed to protect these magnificent animals. All net proceeds will benefit the projects of the DSWT. Thank you for your support!
Day before the race: If you live or work in or around Manhattan, please stop by JackRabbit Sports at 140 West 72nd Street New York NY, 10023 (btwn Columbus and Broadway) between 11am – 7pm on Friday 11/18 to pick up your race packet, including your bib/race number.
Day of race: If you can’t pick up your registration packet the day before, you will have the opportunity to pickup your packet at the intersection of the 72nd street transverse and Dead road in Central Park (just West of the Bethesda Fountain) starting at 7:45am.
Travel by public transport:
The closest subways are the 6 train (68th street stop), B,C trains (72nd street stop) and the 1,2,3 trains (72nd street stop)
The start line will be a short walk from registration, which we will do together at 8:55am.
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s (DSWT) Enormous Elephant Run: Freestyle is a unique, age inclusive event to raise funds and awareness for elephants and wildlife in need. Bringing together wildlife supporters in a novel way, our event raises essential funds for DSWT's lifesaving conservation work to protect Africa's elephants.
Founded in 1977 by Dr Dame Daphne Sheldrick D.B.E, in honour of the memory of her late husband, famous naturalist and founding Warden of Tsavo East National Park, David Leslie William Sheldrick MBE, the DSWT claims a rich and deeply rooted family history in wildlife and conservation.
The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust embraces all measures that compliment the conservation, preservation and protection of wildlife. These include anti-poaching, safe guarding the natural environment, enhancing community awareness, addressing animal welfare issues, providing veterinary assistance to animals in need, rescuing and hand rearing elephant and rhino orphans, along with other species that can ultimately enjoy a quality of life in wild terms when grown.