Distance: 5k

Date: Sunday 1st November 2020

Location: Howletts Wild Animal Park, Nr. Canterbury

Start Time: 9:30AM

We are delighted to be bringing you this event in 2020, raising money for the Aspinall Foundation. Taking place right within the park it is a special chance to see some of the animals at the park.

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About the event

The Howletts Halloween 5k Run takes place within the grounds of Howletts Wild Animal Park and gives you a unique opportunity to see lots of different animals around the reserve, but with a spooky twist! The route winds its way all around the site, and is open exclusively for the start of the run. With a kids fun trail as well as refreshments this will be a friendly, fun event for all the family with our usual great atmosphere.

In 2019 The Aspinall Foundation rescued11 Elephants, 4 Giraffe, 24 Wildebeest and 18 Buffalo from a reserve struggling desperately with severe drought and very little food. The animals were relocated to new reserves where they are now well fed, watered and protected. This year The Aspinall Foundation are raising funds for their South Africa Emergency Fund to ensure the future of many other Elephants and African wildlife that are in desperate need of rescue. By taking part and fundraising for the Howletts Spring 5K you will be directly assisting in this vital conservation work and saving wildlife from extinction.

Our Free Event Village will be open from 8:00am on the Grasslands outside of the main park where you will find Race HQ, stalls, food/drink and entertainment. The 5K race both starts and finishes at our event village so please bring spectators along to cheer you on and enjoy the day!

Please note:

  • Race entry does not include entry into the main park after the race has finished.
  • Spectators will have to pay park entry prices if they wish to enter the main park.

However, if you fundraise over £50 for The Aspinall Foundation for your run you will receive two free day entry tickets as a thanks from The Aspinall Foundation, valid for 12 months! Start Fundraising now using The Aspinall Foundation Just Giving page: Funds raised will go towards The Aspinall Foundations overseas projects to protect endangered animals from extinction and help to return more animals #backtothewild.

Howletts Wild Animal Park is easy to get to being just 5 minutes from the A2, near Canterbury in Kent.


Facilities at venue:

Toilets facilities. Free car parking. Refreshments available.

5k Entry fee:
Advanced entries: £16 affiliated club members, £18 unaffiliated
On-the-day - £20 (subject to space)


100% of the entry fee will go directly to the Aspinall Foundation (less booking fees). Sporting Events UK is managing this event on behalf of the Aspinall Foundation and the event is owned by the Foundation. 


Under UK Athletics rules the minimum age for the 5km race is 11 years for the 5km race.

For great tips about nutrition, training and hydration for training and on race day we recommend visiting