Durrell Dash runners show their speed to save species

Over 300 runners from around the Island warmed up at Durrell Wildlife Park early on Sunday morning before their dash through the lanes of Trinity and St Martin.

With two scenic courses to choose from –13km or 6km - participants of all ages and abilities took part in the race, from serious athletes to those looking for more of a fun run.

Paddy Haversham-Quaid, Durrell's CSR and Events Manager said: “We had a great turnout this year with around 300 runners, and we raised nearly £8,000 of valuable funds for Durrell. The money generated by this event is vital in assisting us in our mission of saving species from extinction and we're so grateful to all those who took part.”

“The Durrell Dash wouldn't be the same without Rathbones who kindly sponsored the event. We would also like to thank the Jersey Triathlon Club for assisting in marking and measuring the routes, Marks & Spencer for providing water for the runners, Magic Touch for producing the t-shirts and Race Nation for providing online pre-registration and race numbers. And of course this event wouldn’t have been possible without the help of Durrell staff and volunteers.”



Male: Sam Maher Female: Gemma Dawkins


Male: Josh Brien Female: Charlotte Matthews Jr Male: Peter Holmes Jr Female: Lily Scott

Prizes will be given to the runners named above, as well as the 2nd and 3rd placed runners in the 13km and 6km races. The two best dressed runners will also receive prizes. All prizes will be available to collect from Durrell’s Visitor Centre from the 22nd October. Runners who signed up for the Dash but were not able to be there on the day still have time to collect their race packs from the Visitor Centre.

Thank you to Charlie Wylie for photographing the event.