Wild Place Project will be hosting ‘Wild Run – Jog for Giraffe’ on Sunday 11 September; an energising 5k run raising funds to protect the future of giraffe in the wild.
Runners can chase past the cheetahs, leap past the lemurs and whistle past the wolves in the multi-terrain run, which is open to everyone from seasoned runners to complete beginners.
The course will wind its way through the wildlife attraction, with plenty of animals to see on route and a number of cheer points along the way.
The ‘Wild Run’ takes place during the charity’s Giraffe House Appeal - designed to raise £750,000 to build an immersive, state-of-the-art giraffe exhibit - which will symbolise and support the work the charity will be carrying out in Africa to save giraffes.
Giraffe are disappearing quickly and quietly towards extinction, with the population falling from 140,000 to less than 80,000 in just 15 years. There are now fewer giraffe left in the wild than African elephants.
Entry to the ‘Wild Run’ is £18 (for over 16s) and £16 for children (aged 8 – 15) and includes free entry to Wild Place Project for every registered runner and up to three guests. Anyone who raises over £30 sponsorship will also receive a free return ticket to Wild Place Project.
A ‘Wild Mini Run’ will take place on the day, which is open to children under the age of seven. The 300m course is sponsored by Mama Bear’s Day Nursery and children can hop in and out of hoops, scramble over hay bales and wriggle through tunnels to complete the course. Entry is £2 and children will receive a goody bag for completing the course.
There will also be a ‘Runners’ Village’, which will be open all day for family fun, food and to cheer runners through the finish, as well as face painting, a bouncy castle and giraffe-themed activities.
Visitors to Wild Place Project can see animals from Madagascar, east Africa and the Congo and find out how they are helping to conserve them in the wild. Guests can also take a stroll in the woods, relax in the Tower Meadow or have fun in the undercover Fun Fort.
Kindly sponsored by Everyone Active