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Sunday, May 12, 2019

The Durrell Challenge: First Official Photos & Press Release

The first official pictures from The Durrell Challenge are out!

Congratulations to everyone who participated in today's run in support of Durrell's conservation work around the world. You can still help Durrell and Henry reach the fundraising goal. More to come! -- Make sure you check out our wrap of the event.

For immediate release

12th May 2019

The Durrell Challenge 13K Race Results

Durrell was delighted to see nearly 700 people turn up this morning for the fourth Durrell Challenge, including their global ambassador Henry Cavill.

The line-up included entrants from 21 countries, and close to 40 VIP runners who all committed to raise funds in excess of £1,200 for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.

The challenging 13K route started from Victoria Park in St Helier and took runners through beautiful green lanes up to Jersey Zoo where finishers were welcomed by family and friends.

Durrell’s CEO, Dr. Lesley Dickie, commented on the event:

“We are delighted that this year has seen the largest field of runners taking on the Durrell Challenge. It has been fantastic to see this event keep growing and we are particularly grateful this year for the support from Butterfield. Also a huge thank you to our ambassador, Henry Cavill, for once again supporting this event.

Well done to all the runners that took part in this challenging run and enormous thanks to those that raised funds to support our work saving species both in Jersey and around the world. We are well on our way to reaching our target of £60,000 which would be a fantastic achievement in our 60th anniversary year.”

The first man across the line was Sam Maher in a time of 0:46:24, which was a new course record, and the winning woman was Rebecca Thompson in a time of 0:52:48.

Full race results can be found at http://www.doitfordurrell.com/13k-results/

The Durrell Challenge & Really Wild Day was kindly sponsored by Butterfield.

Following the race, the Really Wild Day at Jersey Zoo saw visitors enjoying wild activities including haystack climbing, live music, wild yoga and natural obstacle courses. Younger visitors were sent on a mission around the zoo as they undertook ‘Mission Possible’ sponsored by Appleby.


  1. So proud of you Henry. You make such a difference in the lives of many. So many of us admire you and look up to you. I'm just a little worried. One of your fans said you need to see an iridologist. She looked at several pictures and was concerned about the color of one of your eyes. Iridology is an alternative medicine technique whose proponents claim that patterns, colors, and other characteristics of the iris can be examined to determine information about a patient's systemic health.I saw a homeopathic doctor a long time ago and I know for a fact this is true; he could see all my health history by just looking at my iris. Please go see the doctor. We love you too much to see you get sick. Kind regards.

  2. He has a partial heterochromia. His eyes are fine.. lol

  3. Gorgeous!!!
    Congratulations Henry!!!!
    You're the best of the best!!!

  4. gracias a Henry empece a hacer mas deporte es inspirador!!Felicitaciones vamos por más !!!

  5. algun dia me gustaria participar en Durrell,colaborando y apoyando la causa:) :) :)


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