Elephant Run returns to Clapham Common

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Elephant Run returns to Clapham Common

Postby Community Editor » Fri Feb 08, 2019 9:54 am

The Sheldrick Wildlife Trust's Enormous Elephant Run is returning to Clapham Common on 8th June and Clapham residents are being invited to take part.

The fun run can be completed as a 5K or 10K challenge and will raise funds for the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.

Entrants will also have the opportunity to have their faces painted and there will also be elephant costumes on offer. The fun run is also dog-friendly.

One of East Africa’s oldest and most pioneering conservation charities, the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust operates a world-famous Nursery for orphaned elephants.

Through their Orphans’ Project, the trust rescues, raises and re-integrates orphaned elephants who have lost their mothers as a result of poaching, human-wildlife, drought and natural causes.

Now in its sixth year, organisers of the Run hope to raise £50,000 through the event for the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s conservation projects which include providing specialist care to orphaned milk dependent elephants so that they can return back to the wild when grown.

There will be plenty of family friendly activities on offer for participants to enjoy including a 1K kids’ fun run and face-painting.

The 5k course is also suitable for off-road buggies and dogs are welcome to participate too, while London-based social enterprise The Good Slice will be serving wood-fired pizza for runners.

All proceeds raised from the event will benefit the Sheldrick Wildlife Trust’s works to protect Africa’s elephants and wildlife.

Early bird registration costs from £22 an adult and £9 for children. Dressing up is not required, but elephant onesies, t-shirts and elephant ear headbands are available for purchase for runners looking to stand out from the crowd.

As well as participants, the Sheldrick Trust is also seeking volunteers to help during the event.

Interested volunteers should contact: eventsuk@sheldrickwildlifetrust.org for more information.

For more information on the event and to book your place, visit: www.enormouselephantrun.com/london.

Photo credit: Sheldrick Wildlife Trust. 
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