The Durrell Challenge 2020


In light of the current environment surrounding COVID-19 and in particular the uncertainty that surrounds travel and social gatherings, it is with much regret that we today announce the postponement of the Durrell Challenge and Really Wild Day to the new date of Sunday 27 September 2020.

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Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust launches the Durrell Challenge 2020, a 13K road race held in Jersey, Channel Islands, taking place on Sunday 27 September 2020. As in previous years, the race is just one element of a day full of festivities. Afterwards everyone is welcome to Jersey Zoo for the Really Wild Day!

The Durrell Challenge and Really Wild Day are kindly sponsored by Butterfield.

13K Road Race

The timed 13K road race starts at 09:00 in Victoria Park, St. Helier, and finishes at Jersey Zoo in Trinity. Organisers are encouraging people of all abilities to take part to raise valuable funds for Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.

Henry Cavill, our Race Ambassador, will be supporting the event. Runners who register for the VIP entry must raise at least £1,200 using a JustGiving fundraising page. VIP fundraisers will receive a welcome drink and light buffet, as well as the opportunity to meet Henry Cavill for a scheduled photograph*.

All those entered for the 13K race will automatically receive free entry into the Really Wild Day, as the race finishes within the zoo grounds. Please note, for your family and friends to gain access to the zoo, they will need to purchase tickets for the Really Wild Day. Entry is free for Durrell members, but booking is essential. Really Wild Day tickets are now available.

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

Really Wild Day

After the race, Jersey Zoo will be open to all for a family day out that lets you take a walk on the wild side! Head back to nature, kick off your shoes, and feel the grass between your toes. Enjoy food and drink within the beautiful grounds of the zoo. Let your little monkeys roam free and enjoy a variety of wild activities. Really Wild Day tickets are now available.

Wild Quest

Wild Quest is the exciting, new adventure for children aged 10 and under, kindly sponsored by Appleby. Embrace your inner explorer! Fancy dress is most definitely encouraged. Wild Quest tickets are now available.

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.