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Durrell was delighted to see nearly 600 people turn up last month for the third Durrell Challenge, including their global ambassador Henry Cavill. The line-up included entrants from 16 countries, and close to 40 VIP runners who all committed to raise funds in excess of £1,000 for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. The challenging 13K route started from Victoria Park in St Helier and took runners through beautiful green lanes up to Jersey Zoo where finishers were welcomed by family and friends. Durrell’s CEO, Lesley Dickie, commented on the event: “First of all a huge thank you to our ambassador, Henry Cavill, for once again returning to Jersey to take part in this event. We are also so grateful to all the runners that took part in this challenging run, particularly those who raised over £1,000 to support their work saving species both in Jersey and around the world”
The first man across the line was Dan Romeril in a time of 49:04 and the winning woman was Gemma Dawkins in a time of 55:40. Following the race, the Really Wild Day at Jersey Zoo saw visitors enjoying wild activities including barefoot trails, live music, wild yoga and special keeper talks. Younger visitors were sent on a mission around the zoo as they undertook the Superhero Safari sponsored by Appleby.