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Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust is delighted to launch the Durrell Challenge 2021! This exciting event, kindly sponsored by Butterfield, includes a 13K road race in Jersey and a 13K Virtual Run, which allows supporters across the globe to get involved and take on the challenge closer to home. 

Together with our ambassador Henry Cavill, Durrell Challenge runners support our vital work protecting some of the most threatened wildlife on the planet. The community of runners have helped connect, champion and support Durrell, raising over £200,000 in the last three years 

We need your help to continue our work as the world’s animals and their habitats face constant threat. By taking on the challenge, you will be contributing to saving species from extinction and helping to create a wilder, healthier, more colourful world. 

The 13K Virtual Run will take place again this year from Friday 21 to Monday 24 May. No matter where in the world you may be, your incredible training and fundraising efforts will be making a vital contribution to helping save species from extinction.  

The Durrell Challenge 13K road race will take place with 3 waves of 200 mixed runners on Sunday 23 May 2021 on the island of Jersey, Channel Islands. Due to the current restrictions in place for both international travel and eventsthe 13K road race in Jersey will once again only be open to residents of the island. Local runners* of all abilities are encouraged to take part and help raise valuable funds for Durrell’s work to rewild our world. We strongly encourage all Jersey runners read the race information pack before participating. 

We are delighted to confirm that Durrell Ambassador Henry Cavill will once again be supporting the event.* Together with our ambassador and event sponsors, we look forward to welcoming you to the event, wherever you may be! 

*Please see our FAQs (Jersey runners should refer to the latest essential information pack for confirmed race details for 2021) 

*The 13K road race on 23 May is subject to a Bailiff Chambers permit, local policing authority support and the event complying with the Government of Jersey’s events policy that is in place on the date of the race.