Date: TBC October 2022
Venue: The Yorkshire Wildlife Park - Doncaster
Price: £22.50 (includes your park entry!)
Virtual price: £12.50 (medal only, but you can also add in a t-shirt)
Join us this Autumn for the National multi-award winning 5k walk, jog, run safari amongst our animal friends at the newly expanded Yorkshire Wildlife Park.
Everyone is welcome! It's a super friendly run in a unique setting. Whether you walk, jog, run, or a bit of everything, it's a great day out :)
After the postponement of the Spring event (due to Corona Virus guidance) we can't wait to be back, and have the best ever day running amongst the animals!
With every past event filling up fast, we are very excited to be back, and entries are now open.
Run alongside some amazing animals, including Lions, Giraffes, Rhinos, Baboons, and many, many more (plus your friends!)
Bring your spectators, junior runners (for the Lion run!) and all of your running friends :-)
Once you've done your run, then enjoy the whole day out at the park (all included in your entry ticket :) (ps: if you didn't add them when you signed up, we've now closed the option to add but you can purchase spectator passes on the day at the reduced rate before 09:00 (but you must be with a runner!)
Go for a PB on this fully UK Athletics licensed course, or take a more leisurely view, and run with friends in fancy dress!
You can also fundraise and help further support the great work the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation does.
The 2021 animal theme is the amazing Amur Leopard-Find out more about this fantastic creature here.
Have a read of the information pack here to help answer any questions you may have.
Run your 5k anytime, anywhere and send us your results. You'll be supporting The Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation, and receive the same awesome medal!
We love our Amur Leopard friends and we then design our medals with them taking centre stage.
Of course we also encourage you to join in the theme!
The Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation is an active supporter of a key projects across the globe so we make sure each event theme helps to support that. Raising awareness about our focus animals and helping support fundraising.
It’s difficult to believe that an animal so beautiful could be facing extinction, with less than 70 left in the wild they are critically endangered. Pushed to the brink of extinction through on-going habitat destruction, forest fires and poaching, it’s imperative that conservation of the Amur leopard is a priority.
Through donations and fundraising at Yorkshire Wildlife Park, the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation (YWPF) works closely with the WildCats Conservation Alliance, which is an organisation dedicated to study and protect the Amur leopard and the Amur Tiger in the wild.
YWPF is proud to support WildCats Conservation Alliance and funds raised here support a variety of projects such as:
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.