Run for Wildlife 5k's

The Run for Wildlife Spring & autumn 5k!

Date: 28.04.19 (SOLD OUT) Autumn 13.10.19 entry now open

Venue: The Yorkshire Wildlife Park - Doncaster

Capacity: 1200 (Spring event sold out -Autumn 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 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. We've already won the 2019 best 5k in Yorkshire yet again and are heading off to the nationals in April.

With the last four events all sold out, including the next one on April 28th. We're very excited to announce we will be back for our Autumn 5k on October 13th and entry is open!

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.

The information pack is full of information (odd that!) so have a read through :)

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

With our shiny new entry system you can also join the training team when you sign up for Autumns event, check out the training page here.

Springs theme & Clothing design!


Ussuri Brown Bears :)...The mammals are on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species due to their vulnerability to habitat loss, illegal hunting and capture, and being poached for body parts and skins :(

In July 2018, Yorkshire Wildlife Park was at the centre of a project to re-home four mature brown bears from Japan.

Simply add a t-shirt when you enter.

We will have very limited spares on the day for sale. 

Run for Wildlife 5k's

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

Find out more



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. 

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