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.
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 info@nonhumanrights.org. 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.
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.
With thanks to our sponsors
COMPLETED: 635,925 points
TARGET: 250,000 points
COMPLETED: 6,667 miles
TARGET: 20,000 miles
RAISED: $ 52,936
TARGET: $ 100,000
Register for the campaign and set your fitness & fundraising targets.
Share your story and raise funds & awareness.
Track workouts anywhere & anytime and complete goal.
The Nonhuman Rights Project (NhRP) work to secure fundamental rights for nonhuman animals through litigation, legislation, and education.

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How Your Participation Helps
All funds raised through this event go directly towards securing fundamental rights for our elephant clients and all elephants. Elephants are incredibly social animals who suffer greatly when prevented from moving about freely and engaging in their natural behaviors. As autonomous beings, our clients Happy and Minnie deserve the right to liberty recognized and to be released to an elephant sanctuary. In and beyond the courtroom, we are fighting our clients’ ability to exercise their autonomy, including the freedom to choose where to go, what to do, and with whom to be.
What is Charity Footprints?

Charity Footprints is a social enterprise that connects fitness and charitable giving. We empower people just like you, to get fit & give back.

Our Virtual Races allow non-profits to challenge their patrons to run, walk or ride and raise funds just as they would in a fundraising walkathon. The best part - charities save over 45% in event and logistical costs. So, the dollars that you pay to register or fundraise, go farther.

What is the campaign registration fee?

Campaign registration fee is the amount that you'll need to pay to enroll in this virtual race. This fee (less transaction charges) will go to the non-profit running this campaign as a donation.

The registration fee along with the funds raised through your individual fundraising page will enable the non-profit to fund various programs and pursue their organization's mission.

How can I create my fundraising page?

Well, you wouldn't have to create a separate fundraising page. Once you register for this campaign, we'll give you the link to your fundraising page.

How will I track my distance?

You can track your workouts by setting up your devices (Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch, Google Fit, Misfit, Strava), or download the Charity Footprints' iOS or Android app and track your workouts toward this campaign.

If you workout indoors (treadmill, elliptical, stationary bike etc.), you can upload your workouts here.

How do I join a team on this campaign?

While registering for the campaign, select the team you'd like to join or create a new team and invite others to #GetFitGiveBack with you. If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.

I am an international donor (non-US), what are my donation charges and tax-deductibility?

All donations are made in US dollars, so the donations may be levied an exchange rate fee via your bank. Donors will want to connect with their bank to determine exactly what that fee may be. Additionally, international donors will need to reach out to a tax professional to discuss if and how tax deductibility will apply to their donation.

Who can sponsor my fundraising efforts?

The short answer is - everyone. The fundraising research shows that the number one reason for people not donating is that they weren't asked to.

That said, there are things you can do to attract people to sponsor you. Adding a picture to your fundraising page, telling potential donors why this cause is so personal to you, sharing your fundraising page on social media, email, and chat groups.

Last, if your employer has a gift matching program, check with the human resources department to support your favorite cause as well.

Who can I contact if I need help?

You can contact us any time if you need help. We love hearing from our users so please don't hesitate to write to us about issues, suggestions, or to just say hi. You can also contact the non-profit administrator directly if you would like.

How do I change or switch my team?

If you want to join a team (or create your team) after registration, login to the campaign site and you would find a link to edit "My Team" in the menu under your profile in the header.