This is a fundraiser to raise money for worthy causes.
Here's some more information about it:
The entire GVI Thai Elephant team will be participating in a marathon (or 10km run) for elephants on Christmas Day! I know that it might be unbelievable to some of you, but I will be doing the 10km run to try and raise some money for our herd of lovely pachyderms. We are hoping to increase the size of our herd by sponsoring another elephant out of the tourist camps. This would mean that they could spend their days foraging, bathing themselves in mud, socializing, and just being amazing.
Please support the organizer's efforts by donating to one of the projects below.