The Run for Wildlife Spring & autumn 5k!

Date: Spring 26.04.19

Venue: The Yorkshire Wildlife Park - Doncaster

Capacity: 1200 (SPRING 5k NOW OPEN!)

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 2020 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.

We're now back for the Spring 5k on April 26th 2020 and entry is open! 

The theme for Spring 2020 is Giant Otters!

Run alongside some amazing animals including Lions, Giraffes, Rhinos, Baboons, Giant Otters 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)


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! 

Springs design!


Springs event theme are the amazing Giant Otters! 

The Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation is an active supporter of a key project in remote areas of South America to preserve the Giant Otter threatened by deforestation, commercial fisheries, and increased industrialization across the Amazon Basin. YWPF funds a scheme to improve management and conservation of the Cantão ecosystem, carrying out local field surveys in the 90,000 hectare Cantão State Park, in Brazil, which is home to 700 species of birds and 300 species of fish. The project will improve awareness of the Giant Otters and the need for conservation, and will create local jobs as 30 oxbow lakes and river channels will be constantly monitored and other areas surveyed.

Working in association with Yorkshire Wildlife Park, YWPF are working to raise awareness for the endangered giant otter at the the park. The otter reserve at Yorkshire Wildlife Park will help visitors understand the species and their fight for survival.

You can also add a Giant Otter 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.