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This Sunday, the animals could be watching you...

This Sunday, the animals could be watching you...

Tuesday 13 October 2015

This Sunday, the animals could be watching you...


Hundreds of runners will have an unusual audience on Sunday – a range of exotic and endangered animals.

The Durrell Dash is a run with two courses to choose from, both starting and ending in the world famous conservation park.

The event is sponsored by Rathbones, and last year around 450 runners raised £8,000 to support Durrell’s work right here in Jersey and around the world.

If you’re interested, you can sign up for the event here.

Paddy Haversham-Quaid, Durrell’s Events Manager says she hopes to beat last year’s fund-raising record.

She said: “The Durrell Dash is increasingly popular both with local runners and visitors to the Island and the money generated by this event is vital in assisting us in our mission of saving species from extinction.

“We’re hoping at least 500 runners will take part and help us reach our goal this year of £10,000.

“We are really grateful to our sponsors Rathbones for their continued support. We are also really grateful to the Jersey Tri Club and the Honorary Police for their involvement in organising the Dash by measuring and marking the routes.

“And finally we couldn’t do this without the support of volunteers so a big thanks to all.”

The pre-race stretch and warm up for the 13 kilometre Dash starts at 8.15 am before all the runners set off at 8.30 am.

The 6 kilometre Dash warm up will be at 8.45 am and the starting gun will sound at 9.00am. Runners on the 6km route must be 13 years or over, and 13km runners must be aged 16 years or over.

Awards will be given for the top three in each Dash, as well as to the best-dressed runners. All those taking part will get to take home a specially designed t-shirt.

The entry fee is £15 for adults and £10 for juniors (under 18 years of age) who register in advance. Online registration is available until tomorrow.

Late registration is available from 7.15 am on the day at £20.00 for adults, or £15.00 for junior runners.

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