Port Lympne 10k & 5k Challenge

Distance: 10km & 5km

Date: 2021 TBC

Location: Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve

Start Time: 9:00AM

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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.

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The Port Lympne 10k & 5k Challenge takes place within the grounds of the Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve and gives you a unique opportunity to 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 protecting critically endangered Gorillas by supporting The Aspinall Foundation’s reintroduction projects in Gabon and Congo boosting wild populations and protecting an entire ecosystem.

Our Free Event Village will be open from 7:30am 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.

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: https://www.justgiving.com/jaf. Funds raised will go towards The Aspinall Foundations overseas projects to protect endangered animals from extinction and help to return more animals #backtothewild!

Within the Race HQ you will also have the opportunity to buy some special merchandise to celebrate your visit.

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: No on the day entries

5k Entry fee:
Advanced entries: £16 affiliated club members, £18 unaffiliated
On-the-day: No on the day entries


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 www.runnersmedicalresource.com.

Click below to find out more about the conservation work of The Aspinall Foundation