• Elephant Runner - Adult - 10k - Includes race entry, chip timing + race memento
  • Elephant Runner - Adult - 5k - Includes race entry, chip timing + race memento
  • Little Elephant Runner - Child - 5k - Includes race entry, chip timing + race memento
  • 3 years and under - Includes race entry only
  • Virtual Runner - 5k & 10k - Includes race memento + t-shirt


A family and dog friendly fun run with a difference! Whether you choose to wear an elephant onesie, your regular running gear or face paint it up, run 5k or 10k for Kenya's iconic but threatened species! 

At the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust, we work to protect Kenya’s wildlife, including elephants. We can’t bear a future without this iconic species and we’re determined to keep doing all we can to protect wild herds, treat injured elephants and care for calves, orphaned by ivory poaching.

By participating in the Enormous Elephant Run, you will be supporting the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust's work to protect, preserve and conserve Kenya's wildlife and wild spaces. On the day, you'll join our awesome 'herd' of challenge seekers, elephant lovers and fitness fans for a day to remember.

Here are our rules to run by..

1. Our herd is for everyone! We're family and dog friendly plus our runners are brilliant people who make the atmosphere on the day inspiring. 

2. We're in this for elephants! Fundraising is central to our event: we love elephants and want to keep them protected. We know you love elephants and a challenge too, otherwise you wouldn't be reading this, so make sure you set a fundraising target to aim for and have fun trying to hit it.

3. Tell your friends! Remember: elephants are social animals and love having fun with their friends. So tell everyone, pick an awesome team name and bring a group. 

Can't make it on the day? Sign up to be a Virtual Runner and run from anywhere in the world!

Event details and schedule

Included in your registration fee:

  • Race entry
  • Chip timing
  • Race memento
  • Free bag drop 

Location information
Clapham Common Bandstand
Clapham Common

– Toilets at the start/finish area
– Refreshments on site

There are no changing facilities at this location so please arrive wearing your running gear ready to slip your costume over the top.

Bag Drop
A manned baggage drop-off tent is available to all participants on event day. The Enormous Elephant Run accepts no responsibility for any items left here and participants are responsible for all property they bring to the event.

Start time

Event registration is open from 9:30am onwards. The race starts at 10:30am. 

There is no parking available at Clapham Common.

Further information on the Enormous Elephant Run can be found at -

Organised by

The David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust

2nd Floor, 3 Bridge Street, Leatherhead

Phone: 01372378321

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