Date: Spring event 25th April 2021 / Autumn event TBC
Venue: The Yorkshire Wildlife Park - Doncaster
Capacity: 1000 and virtual event
Virtual price: £12.50
We CANNOT wait to be back at the park for The Run For Wildlife Spring 5k!
Now we can't 100% guarantee what's happening due to the current pandemic, but with some additional safety measures things are looking promising for the end of April :) ... and of course no matter what we will look after your tickets for you so you don't loose out!
Entries are initially limited as it's pretty much full already! ... but we have extra virtual spots.
Working with the Yorkshire Wildlife Park and the YWP Foundation team we're back with the triple award winning walk, jog, run 5k safari!
In 2018 we were awarded the best regional and national 5k at the national running awards. In 2019 and 2020 we won again! so join us for the best 'T'5k in Yorkshire... It was also voted the third best 5k in the UK (but we think its the best!)
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 fund the great work the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation supports.
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 and the virtual information pack are currently been updated but you will be able to find them here once the final running of the day ha been finalised! (Covid means our processes are changing monthly)
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)
Run your 5k anytime, anywhere and send us your results by midnight on the 2nd of May 2021. You'll be supporting The Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation and receive the awesome spring otter medal!
If you haven't already entered then just select the virtual option on the entry page.
The 2021 event theme continues with 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 industrialisation 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.
2020's medals will be labelled spring, simply put we had ordered these ahead of the cancellation and we don't want 1350 medals going in the bin (plus they're very collectable as the event that never happened!)
If you did join us for the virtual event in 2020 and already have your otter medal... don't worry, we've added a question when you sign up. We have arranged an alternative Otter medal, the we have had made especially celebrating the parks smaller Otter residents :)
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!
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.