2nd Annual Enormous Elephant Run: Los Angeles

Saturday 9th March 2019

Griffith Park: 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, United States

Running, Distance running, 10K, 5K


  • Running-5K/10K - Kids, 12 and Under
  • Running-5K/10K - Basic Registration
  • Running-5K/10K - Standard Registration
  • Running-5K/10K - Premiere Registration
  • Running-5K - Virtual Runner 5k
  • Running-10K - Virtual Runner 10k


The Enormous Elephant Run: Los Angeles is back for 2019 — and it's bigger and better than ever. We have several exciting additions to our second annual event, including your choice of making it a 5k or 10k race!

We also have several new race registration packages to fit every participant's needs, whether you're someone who loves all the swag, a runner who's prefers to keep things simple, or just want to cheer us on from your favorite spot on the couch! This family-friendly event includes a vendor village to keep participants of all ages entertained. And don't forget Fido — register your pup and they'll receive a special DSWT bandana.

Thanks to our incredible supporters and event sponsors, our 1st Enormous Elephant Run in LA far exceeded our expectations, with over 1,000 participants and over $100,000 raised to support elephants! Help us keep the momentum going and join our herd to help raise vital funds for the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA's life-saving conservation work in Kenya.

Event details and schedule

Race Location: The race will be held by the Merry-Go-Round/Park Center at Griffith Park, located at 4730 Crystal Springs Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90027. 

Registration and Packet Pick Up: Beat the long lines on race day and pick up your packet the night before! Early packet pick-up will be available on Friday, March 8th at A Runner's Circle, Los Feliz Blvd., located at 3216 Los Feliz Blvd., Los Angeles, CA 90039. Day of packet pick-up will open at 7:00 AM at event location. 

Race Times: Both races starts promptly at 9:00 AM. We’ll be starting off in waves with runners first, joggers next and walkers, families, and dog walkers last.

Course Info: We are excited to announce we added a 10k, so we will have both a 5k and 10k runs/walks around the equestrian trail at Griffith Park. See course map for additional information. The path is a dirt trail, jogging strollers ok. Dogs welcome with additional dog registration for $10 and includes an adorable DSWT dog bandana!

Parking: PLEASE NOTE! Parking at race location is extremely limited! Please arrange to carpool or rideshare with Uber, Lyft, etc. for easy drop off. 

What to wear: Comfortable clothes and shoes to walk/jog. Wear your ellie costume, tutus, running gear or whatever you fancy to show your support for elephants! There is no place to change, so please come dressed and ready to go.

Facilities: Toilets will be provided.

Merchandise: Be sure to bring some extra spending cash for purchasing official DSWT merchandise! Hats, Tote Bags, apparel and more will be available only on race day, so come prepared to shop in support of elephants and DSWT! Cash and major credit cards accepted.

Bag Drop: No bag drop is provided, so please only bring what you can carry with you. DSWT accepts no responsibility or liability for any personal belongings at the race.

Volunteers: Want to join the fun but don't want to run? No problem! We'd love to have you volunteer with us and help make this event our best one yet! No previous race experience necessary. Please email Mennette Mizrahi at adminusa@sheldrickwildlifetrust.org if you or someone you know is able to help out on race day.

Event Sponsorships: This is an excellent and unique opportunity to showcase your company to a wide variety of people! Please email Heather Carr at heather@dswt.org for more information. 

Refunds: All registration sales are final, no refunds will be given.

Additional information listed on event website: http://enormouselephantrun.com/los-angeles.html

Organised by

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust USA

25283 Cabot Road, Suite 101, Laguna Hills

Phone: 949-305-3785

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