The Enormous Elephant Run is your chance to join our herd of inspiring people who want to make a difference for Africa's elephants. We have two types of events to choose from: The Enormous Elephant Run which is a costumed event and The Enormous Elephant Run: Freestyle, where its up to you what you wear come race day. Choose your location, distance and run, jog or walk to raise vital funds for Africa's iconic elephants.
Of course! Each Run location has its own suggested fundraising target, and we ask everyone to try and raise this. We'll give you lots of help, and will be sending you a fundraising guide full of ideas but if you don't raise the target by race day, you can still take part.
We appreciate all of the contributions runners make to The Enormous Elephant Run. Your suggested fundraising target is optional but hugely encouraged as something to aim towards and will mean that we can make an even bigger difference to the elephants in our care and those living wild. Consider enlisting your friends or family to support you in your effort to help elephants!
Unfortunately no. We are a small team and want to make sure each Run gives participants the best running experience possible and that means we have to be selective about when and where we hold each event. But you can let us know you'd like a Run in your home city by emailing us through our contact form here; we hope to add more locations and we can let you know if we announce a Run near you.
It depends on what event you choose to join. The Enormous Elephant Run is a costumed event, meaning all runners wear an elephant costume. Its your chance to unleash your inner elephant and your costume is included in the price of your registration fee. The Enormous Elephant Run: Freestyle is a plain-clothed event meaning you can wear what you want come race day: tutus, war paint or your event shirt and best running gear.
Please check on the individual location pages here for any age registrictions.
It depends on the Run location. But please be aware our events are all about 'taking part' for elephants, as opposed to speed and we welcome walkers to our events as well as joggers and runners. Want to skip too - you're more than welcome in our herd!
If you haven't received an email from us confirming your registration, please check your junk folder. If you have received an email confirming your registration payment, it means your registration was successful, but you can request a confirmation email from us here.
Chest: 38-40 inches (97 - 102cm)
Waist: 32-34 inches (81 - 86cm)
Chest: 42-44 inches (107 - 112cm)
Waist: 36-38 inches (91 - 97cm)
Chest: 23-25 inches (58 - 63cm)
Waist: 21.5 - 22.5 inches (54 - 57cm)
Height: 46-51 inches (116 - 129 cm)
Elephant costumes are collected on the day of the Run, as part of your standard registration. If you would like to receive your costume early, please contact us to find out how.
Find out how to return your money raised here. If you have participated in our Freestyle event in New York, please contact us via: infous (at) sheldrickwildlifetrust.org for information on how to return any funds raised offline.
Teams of runners, or herds, as we call them are definitely welcome. Find out how you can form a herd here.
Yes. You can set up a single fundraising page you can all share and promote.
Yes! Find out more about the packages we offer here.