Popular Port Lympne Challenge returns to wild animal park near Hythe

Contributed by editor on May 26, 2017 - 08:45 AM


Saturday 24th June 2017 will once again see the popular Port Lympne Challenge return to Kent’s largest wild animal park.


The challenge, will see fundraising runners, rush by rhinos, charge past cheetah and tiptoe around tiger enclosures as they complete either a five or ten kilometre course around the popular wild animal park.

Black rhino at Port Lympne Photo: The Aspinal Foundation

Paul Farthing, CEO - Fundraising said: ‘We had over 250 runners last year and raised £9,000 for the Aspinall Foundation. This year, we’re hoping to raise even more funds to help us continue our valuable conservation work, both at the parks in Kent and overseas.’

Entry to the event is £15.00 in advance or £17.00 on the day, whilst runners who raise £30 or more through sponsorship will enjoy free park entry as a thank you.

Cheetah at Port Lympne Photo: The Aspinal Foundation

Everyone who takes part will receive a commemorative medal.

Registration will take place at 07.30am and the challenge will start at 09.30am at Port Lympne Reserve Visitor Car Park.

Runners at Port Lympne Challenge Photo: Dave Rolfe

For further information and to book a place please visit

Top photo: Dave Rolfe

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