The Durrell Challenge 2017

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust launches ‘The Durrell Challenge 2017’, a 13k road race held in Jersey, Channel Islands, including the new Superhero Stroll, followed by a family fun day at Jersey Zoo (formerly Durrell Wildlife Park) on 14th May 2017. Have a fun day out whilst raising funds for Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. Can you ‘Do it for Durrell’?

The Superhero Stroll

The Superhero Stroll is new to 2017 and starts within Jersey Zoo at Noon. It is open to all children under the age of 16, and an accompanying adult if required, and sees participants explore the lush surroundings of the park whilst getting into the spirit of the day with a one lap course and entrance into the Grand Prize Draw.

13k Road Race

The timed 13K road race starts at 9am from the road adjacent to People’s Park, St. Helier and finishes 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 in attendance on the day, schedule permitting.

Family Fun Day

After the race Jersey Zoo will be open to all (including the 13k runners, their families and those who are Durrell Members) for a unique opportunity to experience pop-up stalls showcasing the best Jersey has to offer. In the beautiful setting of the park there will be plenty of entertainment, including being able to meet with the keepers, learn more about conservation and see the animals. An allocated area will be available on the day for sponsors, prize winners and high achieving fundraisers.


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