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) on Christmas Day! The goal of this run is to raise enough money through donations to rescue an elephant from a tourist camp. Once rescued this elephant will join the herd near the village where GVI runs its program and be able to live a more natural, social, and healthy elephant lifestyle.
Please support the organizer's efforts by donating to one of the projects below.