Runners will return to award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park for the wildest of all charity fun-runs.
Runners will return to award-winning Yorkshire Wildlife Park for the wildest of all charity fun-runs to raise funds to save endangered Amur Leopards.
Around 1000 runners are expected to raise thousands for conservation projects to save the species during the Run for Wildlife on Sunday October the 10th whilst dressed up as their favourite animals.
Proceeds from the event, organised by Curlys’ Athletes, will be donated to the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation, which supports and funds conservation projects all over the world and is based at the park. As well as the 5km there is also a junior fun run of up to one mile for those aged 4 to 11.
YWPF Trustee Cheryl Williams said:"It will be wonderful to see the Run for Wildlife taking place again after last year's break. It is a great day out for the whole family and raises a lot of money. We certainly couldn't be fundraising for a more worthy cause. This year the theme animal is the Amur leopard - the most endangered big cats in the world.
"I am sure the Park’s resident Amur leopards Freya and Drake will be keeping an eye on all the runners on the day willing them on.
Leopard Heights is the largest facility in Europe with a 10m long glass wall allowing amazing views of the species. The international breeding programme supported by YWP is vital to the survival of this charismatic animal.
After the runs , runners and spectators can spend the rest of the day exploring the award-winning park’s 450 animals across 70 species including some of the most beautiful and endangered in the world.
Jonathan Frary from Run for Wildlife organisers Curlys’ Athletes, the local sports support organisation said “We’re really excited about the opportunity to work with YWP and the YWPF again to bring everyone this fantastic event.
“With around 3k of the race taking place within the Park, the runners will have the chance to see plenty of animals on their way round.”
There are still some places available on the run–but with over 500 runners registered already, these will soon be gone.
YWP, one of the fastest growing wildlife attractions in the UK, offers families an entertaining, fun filled and educational day out.
Applications for the race can be found on: https://etchrock.com/challenge/buy-ticket/run-for-wildlife-autumn-2021
Enter the race here: https://curlysathletes.co.uk/run-for-wildlife-autumn