The Run for Wildlife Spring & autumn 5k!

Date: Autumn 13.10.19 / Spring 26.04.19

Venue: The Yorkshire Wildlife Park - Doncaster


Distance: 5km

Price: £22.00 (includes day pass to park) 

Start time: 09:00

Curly's, the Yorkshire Wildlife Park and the YWP Foundation team are back for 2019 with the triple award winning walk, jog,run safari!

In 2018 we were awarded the best regional and national 5k at the national running awards. The event has won the 2019 best 5k in Yorkshire yet again and a national bronze title.

With the last five events all sold out including this one!  But don't worry we will be back for the Spring 5k on April 26th 2020 and entry is open now!

Run alongside some amazing animals including Lions, Giraffes, Rhinos, Baboons and many more.

Go for a PB on this fully UK athletics licensed course or complete with friends for fun in fancy dress (we have some prizes!)

You can also fundraise and help further support the great work the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation does. 

Bring your friends and family along with spectator tickets or the junior fun run for ages 4-10, this also includes access to the park for the day. 

Want to know what you're signing up for? go check out some event photos here!

The event information pack with more detail - click here!

Need to amend your entry, transfer, or move to someone else? - click here, log in and amend (time limit to event applies, no changes <14 days from event)

Want to add an event t-shirt, spectators pass or fun runner entry? - click here! 

nb: spectator passes & fun runners are only available to be purchased by runners and will be placed in their event pack collected at the weekend. (time limit to event applies, no changes <14 days from event)

To see who you're running this Autumn and find your race number click here, for the results go check out our athlete zone.


Vote for us :)

We had an amazing time at the Autumn Run for Wildlife event and we hope you did too!

It would be amazing if you could pop along and vote for us at the national running awards and make Doncaster famous for running! 

AUTumns theme & Clothing design!


Autumns event theme is the amazing Painted Dogs! 

Painted Dogs are the second most endangered carnivore in Africa. In the 1900’s, more than 500,000 dogs roamed Africa across 39 counties. Today, less than 5,000 Painted Dogs remain in just a few countries. People kill Painted Dogs as they are seen as a threat to their farm animals, they are caught in snares which are set for antelope and they are killed on roads. Through these actions humans have managed to reduce Africa’s Painted Dog population to 1% of what it used to be.

Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation (YWPF) is supporting Painted Dogs by raising awareness and funding projects like the vaccination programme through Wildlife Vets International, monitoring their numbers and running anti-poaching patrols in Mozambique and community awareness and research into their behaviour in Zimbabwe through Painted Dog Conservation and Painted Dog Research Trust.

You can also add a painted dog event t-shirt when you enter and profits go to the YWP Foundation. We will have very limited spares on the day for sale!

Forgot to add a t-shirt ! ... then go here

The Yorkshire Wildlife Foundation


Yorkshire Wildlife Park is home to the charity The Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation. The Foundation was created in 2013 to inspire people to support conservation and welfare. YWPF’s charitable objectives are to promote and advance the conservation and welfare of endangered wildlife both in their natural habitat and in captivity and to educate and inspire the public



The Run for Wildlife events help to raise awareness and support fundraising for the Foundation. 

Your entry fee supports the foundation, as does adding a t-shirt or making a direct donation when you enter.

You can also fundraise as part of running the event and ask friends, family or work colleagues to donate. Run in fancy dress or maybe it's your first ever run. Whatever your reason for running it, you can rest assured that you will be helping the Foundation to support more animals.

You'll find a handy manual sponsorship form and fundraising pack here

Or you can support via just giving by clicking the link below.