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The NhRP’s #ActiveForAnimalRights Virtual Race

By Mickey Suzuki

The NhRP invites you to join us in a collective effort to get #ActiveForAnimalRights! It’s a chance for you to get active while raising awareness of and funds for the NhRP’s fight for elephants’ right to live freely. Come together with animals rights advocates from all around the world throughout the month of October to #ExerciseYourAutonomy for our clients and all captive elephants who can’t exercise theirs.

Unlike a traditional race, the NhRP’s #ActiveForAnimalRights Virtual Race takes place where you are, at your own pace, and with whatever activity you’d like to do (not exclusive to physical activity) between October 1st and October 31st. Help us reach our goal to raise more than $100,000 and complete a total of 20,000 miles.

An infographic outlining the goals of the NhRP's virtual race as found in the blog post copy

Register now to participate! If you can’t participate in the race, you can still help by donating directly to the NhRP, supporting a participant, becoming an event sponsor, pledging towards our match campaign, or spreading the word by sharing this page.


Be sure to register (and purchase your race t-shirts) before September 20, 2021 to ensure you receive your shirt before the race begins!

If you’d like to register but are experiencing financial hardship, please email us at We don’t want you to miss out!

Once registered, you will receive further details on how to receive your discounted or free t-shirt via email. If you’d like to purchase additional race merchandise and other NhRP apparel, please click here.

How It Works

Step 1: Register as an individual or start a team with your friends, family, or colleagues. Click the registration button to get started. Once registered, set up your profile page to track your own personal fitness and fundraising goals.

Step 2: Track your activity from October 1st to October 31st. Any kind of activity counts! Check out our activity conversion chart below. There are three ways you can track your progress:

  • Sync your fitness device (ie. Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, etc) or use the health app on your iPhone or Google Fit app on your Android device.
  • Download the free Charity Footprints App on iOS or Android.
  • Manually enter your activities on your event page.

Step 3: Share your personal profile page with your network! Invite your friends, family, and colleagues from anywhere in the world to join you by participating on your team or making a donation to your page to help you reach your fundraising goal! Every dollar raised directly supports the fight to secure fundamental rights for our clients and all captive elephants who cannot move freely and exercise their autonomy.

Share your progress and experiences regularly on your social media to help raise awareness. Don’t forget to use the hashtags #ActiveForAnimalRights and #ExerciseYourAutonomy and tag us on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter to be a part of the larger social media movement!


You can participate in the NhRP’s #ActiveForAnimalRights Virtual Race by walking, running, cycling, or doing anything that gets you moving freely! You also have the chance to earn extra points in other ways too! For activities that cannot be measured in steps or miles, please refer to the chart below. For more information on tracking your activity or setting up your tracking device, please refer to the How It Works and FAQ sections below.

If you will be completing your miles and activities on the Peloton bike, tread, or digital app, please add the leaderboard tag #Active4AnimalRights to connect with other participants and NhRP staff.

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