Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust scraps popular annual charity run in Jersey

The race attracted hundreds of runners to raise funds for Durrell's conservation work. Credit: ITV Channel

A popular annual run in Jersey, The Durrell Challenge, has been cancelled.

Organisers announced on social media that the 13km charity race from St Helier to Jersey Zoo will no longer go ahead.

The Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust said: "As of 2024, we will no longer be holding The Durrell Challenge.

"We are extremely grateful to everyone who has taken part, fundraised, and donated towards our mission of saving species from extinction."

Hundreds of runners took part in the annual charity race from St Helier to Jersey Zoo. Credit: ITV Channel

The race has been running since 2015, attracting hundreds of runners and raising more than £300,000 for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust.

Last year, a tree was planted in the Atlantic Forest in Brazil for each participant.

No reason has been given for the cancellation. However, organisers are still urging people to sign up for the Durrell Dash, a separate festive run which takes place on 1 December.