The Durrell Challenge 2020 - Sunday 27th 08:00 - Sunday 27th September 2020 17:00

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The Durrell Challenge 2020

Before you enter The Durrell Challenge 2020


Given the current situation surrounding international travel, and with the global number of cases still on the increase, we have taken the extremely difficult decision to announce that all runners (including VIP runners) who are not residents of Jersey or the UK are discouraged to attend this years Durrell Challenge and instead encouraged to join the Virtual Durrell Challenge 13k in 2020.


In light of the current environment surrounding COVID-19 and in particular the uncertainty that surrounds travel and social gatherings, the Durrell Challenge and Really Wild Day is postponed to the new date of Sunday 27 September 2020.

Read the full statement


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. Tickets are now available at:

 *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 

Please note to book tickets for your family and friends to gain access into the zoo, they will need to purchase tickets for the Really Wild Day through the Jersey Zoo website. Tickets are now available at:

NEW FOR 2020: The Durrell Challenge 13K Virtual Run 

Join runners in Jersey and around the world on Sunday 27 September 2020 to take on the Durrell Challenge 13K Virtual Run.

Sign up as a 13K virtual runner or go a step further and become a VIP virtual runner to help raise vital funds for Durrell’s work protecting some of the most threatened wildlife on the planet.


The Durrell Challenge 2020 sign up

13k Race £ 30.00
Standard Entry (available until 5pm on Fri 25 Sept)
+ Admin fees £ 1.25

13K Virtual Run £ 18.00
Standard Entry
+ T-shirt/Vest 2020 included with ticket
+ Admin fees £ 0.95

13k VIP Virtual Run
£ 18.00
VIP Entry (Must Raise £600.00 for Durrell)
+ T-shirt/Vest 2020 included with ticket
+ Admin fees £ 0.95

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Contact The Durrell Challenge 2020

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust

Registered Number: AJC 1