13K Race Information

The 13K road race will start at 9am from Victoria Park, St. Helier and finish at Jersey Zoo. Organisers are encouraging runners of all abilities to take part to raise valuable funds for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.


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Online registration will close at 5pm on Friday 10 May.

Manual registration is available from the race marquee in Victoria Park, adjacent to the Grand Jersey, St Helier on Saturday 11 May between 10am and 4pm. Manual registrations are priced at £40.00 and are subject to availability.


Race Packs will be available for collection on Saturday 11 May and can be collected between 10am and 4pm from Victoria Park, adjacent to the Grand Jersey, St Helier. For further details please click here

Alternatively race packs can be collected on race day (Sunday 12 May) from 7.30am till 8.30am from the event marquee near the start line at Victoria Park, St Helier


Click HERE to read the essential information for the Durrell Challenge 2019. We strongly recommend that all runners read this.

Frequently asked questions relating to the 13k race, and other event information is available here

This race will operate under a licence from UK Athletics and will operate under UKA Rules. Click here to download our Race Rules/T&C’s.

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For those of you who register for the VIP entry you must raise at least £1,200 for Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust and use the Durrell Just Giving fundraising page to do this. VIP fundraisers will receive the following; fast track check in and baggage drop at race start, free entry into the Really Wild Day kindly sponsored by Butterfield Bank at Jersey Zoo, exclusive access to the VIP reception where runners will receive a light lunch and drinks. Signed photograph of Henry Cavill and the opportunity to meet Henry Cavill and have a scheduled photograph on the day/ Personalised video message from Henry Cavill*. . As well as the opportunity to have a choice of a Jersey Zoo bespoke animal talk and free entry to Jersey Zoo on Saturday 11 May 2019.

While Henry Cavill has pledged his support for The Durrell Challenge and will do his best to attend on the day, the organisers of the event cannot guarantee that he will be present.*

*Please see our FAQs

A special prize will also be awarded to the VIP entrant who fundraises the most for Durrell using a Just Giving fundraising page.

Entry Fees

  • Early Bird (ends midnight 31/01/19) – £25.00
  • Standard – £30.00
  • Manual Registrations (Sat 11 & Sun 12) – £40.00
  • VIP – Early bird £25.00 // Standard £30.00 (plus commitment to raise a minimum of £1,200 for Durrell using a Just Giving account)

Please note all online entries are subject to an admin fee from Race Nation.

No online registrations will be accepted after 5pm Friday 10 May 2019. However you can still register manually on the day (subject to availability).

The Course

The race will take place on open roads, starting at 9am fromVictoria Park, St Helier and finishing at Jersey Zoo. Please see the below course map for further details.

Durrell Challenge 2019 13K Course Map

The race will be timed using race chip technology.

Two water stations will be provided on the course, with further water available on the finish line.

Organisers aim to provide a post-race massage to those in need at the end of the 13K Challenge and this will be confirmed in due course.

Entering Jersey Zoo 

Please note that Jersey Zoo has a new entry system this year for spectators to watch friends and family finish the race. This is to ensure the safety of all runners. Please advise friends and family planning to watch the race to allow at least 15 minutes to enter the zoo and get to the finish line.

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust is a Registered Charity with the Jersey Charity Commissioner (registered number 1) and  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.