After a sell-out year in 2019, this truly different event returns, taking place in the grounds of Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve. Plenty to see with all the animals around the route, great views and a choice of 5k or 10k. All of your entry fee (minus booking fees) will go directly to help to fund the Aspinall Foundation's conservation work.
The Port Lympne 10k & 5k Challenge takes place within the grounds of the Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve and gives you a unique opportunity to see lots of different animals around the reserve. The route winds its way all around the site, and is open exclusively for the start of the run.
By taking part and fundraising for this year’s Port Lympne Challenge you will be protecting critically endangered Gorillas by supporting The Aspinall Foundation’s reintroduction projects in Gabon and Congo boosting wild populations and protecting an entire ecosystem.
There will be lots of activities at the Race HQ, including a kids fun run, stalls and a mini-event village. A good range of refreshments will also be available for you to enjoy.
We actively encourage you to fundraise for the event, and as a thanks from the Aspinal Foundation if you raise over £25 you can also enter the park after the event for FREE!! !! For an easy way to donate or to get sponsored you can use The Aspinall Foundation Just Giving page here - https://www.justgiving.com/jaf
Funds raised will go towards our overseas projects to protect endangered animals from extinction and help to return more animals #backtothewild.
Within the Race HQ you will also have the opportunity to buy some special merchandise to celebrate your visit.
EVERY finisher will get a unique medal.
Port Lympne is easy to get to being just 5 minutes from the M20, near Hythe in Kent. A friendly, fun event with our usual great atmosphere
Facilities at venue:
Toilets facilities. Free car parking. Refreshments available.
10k Entry fee:
Advanced entries: £18 affiliated club members, £20 unaffiliated
On-the-day - £25 (subject to space)
5k Entry fee:
Advanced entries: £16 affiliated club members, £18 unaffiliated
On-the-day - £20 (subject to space)
ADVANCED ENTRIES OPEN UNTIL 10AM 27th JUNE (SUBJECT TO SPACE BEING AVAILABLE).
Under UK Athletics rules the minimum age for the 10km race is 15 years on the day and 11 years for the 5km race.
For great tips about nutrition, training and hydration for training and on race day we recommend visiting www.runnersmedicalresource.com.