Gajah Sumatra Run

In 2012, the Sumatran elephant was changed from "Endangered" to "Critically Endangered" because half of its population has been lost in one generation—a decline that is largely due to habitat loss and as a result human-elephant conflict.

Sumatra has experienced one of the highest rates of deforestation within the Asian elephant's range, which has resulted in local extinctions of elephants in many areas. Over two-thirds of its natural lowland forest has been razed in the past 25 years and nearly 70 percent of the Sumatran elephant's habitat has been destroyed in one generation.

As a result of the rapid development and deforestation in Sumatra, elephants often come into contact with human settlements. They raid crops, trample homes and sometimes even hurt or kill people. Those affected sometimes retaliate and poison or shoot elephants.

The current Sumatran elephant population is estimated at 2,400–2,800.

By participating to the race you have donated IDR 30,000 to World Wildlife Fund (WWF).

WWF carries out research on elephants and the nature of their conflicts with humans and works with local communities and companies to develop solutions that ensure that there is space for humans and elephants to coexist.

WWF also calls on the government of Indonesia, palm oil companies, members of the pulp and paper industry and conservation organisations, to work together to conserve Sumatran elephants, and their unique habitat.

Race Information

Race type: individual

Run within: 1 Feb 2019 00:00 - 31 Jan 2020 23:59 (GMT+7)

Completion: complete in max 28 days (less if start late); multiple runs

Registration closes: on 31 Jan 2020 23:59 (GMT+7) or while slots last

Price: from IDR 119,000 including medal delivery of maximum IDR 15,000

Categories: 25km Run, 50km Run, 100km Run and 200km Run

Run for a reason! Earn IDR 30,000 for World Wildlife Fund for every registration

Finisher's awards: finisher's medal with FREE engraving, e-certificate and e-badge

Gajah Sumatra (front)
Gajah Sumatra (rear)
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Estimated medal delivery: 5-7 days upon race completion

General rules:

  • Refund and/or transfer of bib is not allowed.
  • "No completion, no award"; This race is based on honour system, account may be suspended if false/fake submissions are found.

Fundraising Update!

197 racers registered. IDR 5,910,000 raised.

Registration to Gajah Sumatra Run has been closed.