After a sell-out year in 2019, this truly different event returns in 2021, taking place in the grounds of Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve. Plenty to see with all the animals around the route, great views and a choice of 5k or 10k. All of your entry fee (minus booking fees) will go directly to help to fund the Aspinall Foundation's conservation work.
The Port Lympne Run Wild Challenge takes place within the grounds of the Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve and gives you a unique opportunity to complete a 10k or 5k run and see lots of different animals around the reserve. The route winds its way all around the site and is open exclusively for the start of the run.
By taking part and fundraising for this year’s Port Lympne Challenge you will be supporting out work protecting endangered animals around the world. Over the past few years alone, we have bred and released hundreds of animals from our wildlife parks back to their natural habitats in the wild. In Congo, Gabon, Java and Madagascar we are delivering innovative programmes to release animals “Back to the Wild” from both our parks in UK as well as rescuing wildlife from the illegal pet trade and those orphaned from poaching.
All runners will also have access to explore the park at their leisure after the race; come along and visit our new brown bear and lion families along with hundreds of other animals across the park!
Our Free Event Village will be open from 7:00am on the Port Lympne Grasslands outside of the main park where you will find Race HQ, stalls, food/drink and entertainment. The 5K and 10K races both start and finish at our event village so please bring spectators along to cheer you on and enjoy the day.
• Race entry includes 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.
Start Fundraising now using The Aspinall Foundation Just Giving page: https://www.justgiving.com/taf. Funds raised will go towards The Aspinall Foundations overseas projects to protect endangered animals from extinction and help to return more animals #backtothewild!
EVERY finisher will get a unique medal.
Port Lympne is easy to get to being just 5 minutes from the M20, near Hythe in Kent. A friendly, fun event with our usual great atmosphere
Facilities at venue:
Toilets facilities. Free car parking. Refreshments available.
10k Entry fee:
Advanced entries: £18 affiliated club members, £20 unaffiliated
On-the-day: ENTER ON THE DAY FROM 7:30AM TO 8AM. NO ENTRIES AFTER 8AM. £25.
5k Entry fee:
Advanced entries: £16 affiliated club members, £18 unaffiliated
On-the-day: ENTER ON THE DAY FROM 7:30AM TO 8AM. NO ENTRIES AFTER 8AM. £20.
.ADVANCED ENTRIES OPEN UNTIL 1PM THE MONDAY BEFORE THE EVENT.
Under UK Athletics rules the minimum age for the 10km race is 15 years on the day and 11 years for the 5km race.
For great tips about nutrition, training and hydration for training and on race day we recommend visiting https://www.verywellfit.com/hydration-and-running-2911541.