The Durrell Challenge 2018

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust launches ‘The Durrell Challenge 2018′, a 13k road race held in Jersey, Channel Islands taking place on Sunday 13th May 2018. As in previous years, the 13k road race is just one element of a day of festivities welcoming everyone to Jersey Zoo for a Really Wild Day to raise valuable funds for this worthy cause.

13k Road Race – The day starts with a timed 13K road race, commencing at 9am. Runners will meet in Victoria Park, St. Helier and finish at Jersey Zoo. Organisers are encouraging people of all abilities to take part to raise valuable funds for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. Henry Cavill, our Race Ambassador will be supporting the event and have a presence on the day. All those entered for the 13K race will automatically receive free entry into the Really Wild Day, as the race finishes in Jersey Zoo. For those of you who register for the VIP entry you must raise at least £1,000 and use a Just Giving fundraising page to do this. VIP fundraisers will get the opportunity to meet Henry and have a scheduled photograph on the day. Also enjoy a welcome drink and a light buffet.

Please note to book tickets for your family and friends to gain access into the park, they will need to purchase tickets for the Really Wild Day or Superhero Safari which are available to purchase here.

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Really Wild Day – After the Race, Jersey Zoo will be open to all (including 13k runners and all mini superheroes) for a wild day out. Head back to nature, and engage your wild side. Kick off your shoes, feel the grass between your toes and dance. Enjoy food and drink in the beautiful natural settings of Jersey Zoo. Let your children roam free and enjoy bare foot walking trails, a magical story telling area and activities that engage them with nature. Learn about all Durrell’s superhero animals that live in the park. Engage with conservation and observe the incredible animals that live within Jersey Zoo.

A family day out that allows you to walk on the wild side.

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The Superhero Safari is kindly sponsored by Appleby – A fun adventure aimed at superheroes aged 10 and under, where participants are being tasked to complete an important mission for Durrell! Young adventurers will need to seek out all the superhero animals situated around Jersey Zoo and discover what their unique super power is. Each child will receive a mission booklet to complete, answering questions on the super powers of each animal. There will be stickers to collect at each station. Once their mission is complete, they must head to mission control where it will be checked and verified by three mysterious looking creatures! If all answers are correct their name will be entered into the “SUPER” prize draw for the chance to meet Mr Henry Cavill and receive a photo opportunity and a signed t-shirt.




Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust is a member of the Association of Jersey Charities, membership number 69. Patron: HRH The Princess Royal. Founder: Gerald Durrell, OBE, LHD. Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust – UK is registered in England and Wales. A charitable company limited by guarantee. Registered charity number: 1121989. Registered office: c/o Ogier, 41 Lothbury, London, EC2R 7HF