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Following a year that’s been tougher than most for all of us, ZEF’s needs and ambitions are now as big as ever… we need to raise $500,000 this year to maintain our current levels of impact.
Elephants across Africa are in danger. African savanna elephants, which grace the Zambezi Valley with their magnificence, have been reclassified from “vulnerable” to “endangered” in the IUCN's latest assessment. According to the report, the population of the African savanna elephant across the continent has decreased by at least 60% over the past 50 years.
Covers one month of running costs for an anti-poaching vehicle, including a dedicated driver, 1500km of fuel, repairs and maintenance
Covers one human-wildlife conflict community workshop, where local communities are engaged and given tools to combat human-wildlife conflict in their area
Allows a full-time, two-man snare removal team to conduct daily patrols to keep elephants safe for one month
Supports a grower stewarding one hectare of reforested land for a year, giving elephants more space to roam
Provides an hour of aerial surveillance, to monitor wildlife population trends and illegal activity from the air
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BIG CHALLENGESWhere ZEF operates, in the mid-lower Zambezi Valley, we have known first-hand the calamity of elephant losses in areas where poaching has been left unchecked to accelerate (particularly in the recent period 2002 to 2015), but also the satisfaction of reversing poaching incidence, to a point where today elephant losses are held at a historic minimum. Those of us who were alerted to these elephant losses following the 2014 census (which led to the consequent introduction of ZEF in 2015), we're reminded of the complete and astonishingly rapid annihilation of the entire black rhino population of the Zambezi Valley in the ’80s and ’90s, and we will never fall into complacency. The combined efforts, innovations, technologies, and resolve of a collaboration of agencies in our landscape have efficiently reversed a dangerous poaching trend, and this success MUST BE MAINTAINED.
BIG IMPACTTogether, with your support, Zambezi Elephant Fund and our conservation partners in the field have made a meaningful impact in the valley:
BIG IDEASWe’ve spoken to you before about some of our ambitious plans, and many of these have come from a real sense of urgency around the various challenges we’ve described above. We’ve had to draw on some strong strategic thinking – and being able to see the bigger picture helps, too.But, as we know you’ll appreciate, ZEF’s entire raison d’être is elephants and their protection. It’s simple. All else comes from this singular purpose – and many of these ideas will resonate with you…
OUR BIG ASKYou wouldn’t be here if you didn’t share our big ambition.And, right now, we are appealing to you, the big-hearted, the big thinkers, and the big dreamers out there!This year, to address the challenges we face and to maintain our current levels of impact, ZEF has a giant goal to raise $500,000.We know we can achieve this.
With your help, anything is possible!
Encourage family & friends to join you in this year's 10K run/walk.
Form a Team with friends or family! This is optional and may not have any affiliated awards.
You will get an email from GroupRev to create a Fundraiser Page (optional) after you complete your Elephant Run 10K registration.
Get Your Own Personalized Fundraising Web Page
You will receive an email confirmation with a link to complete your personal fundraising page
ALL FEES ARE NON-REFUNDABLE
VIRTUAL Upload your times & photos beginning 11/13 - 11/21VIRTUAL SWAG ITEMS SHIPPING BEGINS 11/11
$20 SAVINGS IF YOU SIGN UP EARLY:SAVE $15 by Midnight Sept 11 & SAVE an additional $5 before Race daySaving the Elephants Hat to the First 600 In-Person Participants!
Top 3 Overall Male & FemaleNEW Age Groups: 19 & Under, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60-69, 70+
RACE DAY SAT. 11/13 BEGINS 7:30 AMNaumburg Bandshell, Central Park (just West of Bethesda Fountain)
COURSE MAP HERETwo Water Stations along the course
7:30 AM - Check-In & Bib Pickup8:35 AM - Walking to the Starting Line9:00 AM - 10K Start
$50 - Pre-Register THRU MIDNIGHT SEPT 12$65 - AFTER SEPT 12$35 - Virtual (Bib Only)
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Upload your times & photos beginning 11/13 - 11/21
TRACKING YOUR DISTANCE4 Laps to one Mile on a TrackTreadmillMapMyRun.comFind a Certified USATF CourseSome events display course maps at elitefeats.comMany parks have measured 'fitness' trails open to the publicDownload free app Strava & hit 'Record'
HOW TO POST TIMES1. Cover ground whenever & wherever you'd like!2. On Start Date visit elitefeats.com/Results - search this event.3. Search your name - click Update.4. Enter your time.5. Optional upload up to 5 photos.
WHEN TO POSTEARLY REGISTRANTS (before start day) can start posting times ON start day!LATE REGISTRANTS (after start day) allow up to 24 hours to post times.ITEM MAILING begins Monday prior to start day. If you register after this, please allow 3-5 business days to receive.You don't need the bib to participate, it's a keepsake!
*LAST DAY TO REGISTER & POST TIMES IS 11/21
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