Billie 5k Run

October 10th, 2015
Hohenwald, Tennessee

Aldor Corporation

Regions Bank

Hohenwald Animal Hospital

Brown & Brown of Tennessee, Inc



The Elephant Sanctuary in Tennessee, in partnership with the Hohenwald/Lewis County Oktober Heritage Festival, invites you to participate in the 3rd annual Billie's 5K & Fun Run—held in honor of Billie—who turns 53 in October. Proceeds will benefit the work of The Elephant Sanctuary.

5K Run

  • The 5K route will wind through downtown Hohenwald and will be chip timed.
  • Registration fee is $25 per runner. All runners will get a Billie's 5K and Fun Run T-shirt.
  • Fee increases to $30 per runner on October 9.
  • Race begins at 8:00 AM
  • If registering for a group of 4 or more, contact for group rates.
  • 1st Place and 1st Runner-up medals will be awarded in 8 different age divisions

1 Mile Fun Run

  • Registration fee is $10 per participant.
  • All participants will get a shirt as long as supplies last.
  • Fee increases to $15 on October 9.
  • Fun Run begins at 8:45 AM.
  • Kids 12 and under can participate free. T-shirts may be purchased for $10.

» Click here to Register

» Click here to read Participant Waiver

The Elephant Sanctuary Welcome Center will be open on Friday and Saturday, October 9 & 10, 2015.


The Elephant Sanctuary in Welcome Center

The Elephant Sanctuary Habitat is not open to the public.

All of the Girls are retired from zoos and circuses where they lived their lives on exhibit to the public. To ensure minimal intrusion on the sanctity of their Sanctuary, the elephant habitat is not open to the public. The Elephant Sanctuary is, however, dedicated to educating the public about these amazing animals in our care.
The staff and volunteers at the Welcome Center invite the public to stop by located 4 miles from the elephant habitat on Main Street in Hohenwald. The Welcome Center features:

  • Videos of our Girls
  • Monthly Presentations by Staff about the elephants
  • Photo exhibit featuring the Sanctuary residents
  • The Elephant Sanctuary Gift Shop offers a full line of our Sanctuary merchandise—all proceeds directly benefit the elephants in our care.

While at the Welcome Center, visitors may also access our network of 13 cameras (Elecams) which are strategically placed throughout all three habitats, and enjoy live streaming video of the Girls in their natural environment without intruding on their Sanctuary. The staff and volunteers welcome everyone to visit and learn about our Girls and their lives in Sanctuary.

The Welcome Center is located at:

27 East Main Street
Hohenwald, TN 38462

Hours of Operation:

Thursdays       11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Fridays            11:00 am to 4:00 pm

Presentations are made on select Saturdays each month. Group presentations available by appointment throughout the week.
For more information, contact 931-796-6500 ext: 101 or email