Sunday 12th May 2019
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust launches ‘The Durrell Challenge 2019′, a 13k road race held in Jersey, Channel Islands taking place on Sunday 12th May 2019. The Durrell Challenge is delighted to welcome Butterfield Bank for 2019 + 2020 as headline sponsor for the 13k Road Race and Really Wild Day!
As in previous years, the 13k road race is just one element of a day of festivities welcoming everyone to Jersey Zoo for a Really Wild Day to raise valuable funds for this worthy cause.
13k Road Race
The day starts with a timed 13K road race, commencing at 9am. Runners will meet in Victoria Park, St. Helier and finish at Jersey Zoo. Organisers are encouraging people of all abilities to take part to raise valuable funds for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust. All those entered for the 13K race will automatically receive free entry into the Really Wild Day, as the race finishes in Jersey Zoo. For those of you who register for the VIP entry you must raise at least £1,200 and use a Just Giving fundraising page to do this.
Really Wild Day
After the race, Jersey Zoo will be open to all (including 13k runners and all mini supersleuth’s) for a wild day out. Head back to nature, and engage your wild side. Kick off your shoes, feel the grass between your toes and dance. Enjoy food and drink in the beautiful natural settings of Jersey Zoo. Let your children roam free and enjoy bare foot walking trails, a magical story telling area and activities that engage them with nature. Engage with conservation and observe the incredible animals that live within Jersey Zoo.
Please note to book tickets for your family and friends to gain access into the zoo, they will need to purchase tickets for the Really Wild Day which will be available to purchase soon. Entry is free for members.
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Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa
Grand Jersey Hotel & Spa is the only 5 star hotel in St Helier. The hotel offers fantastic sea views over St Aubin’s bay and Elizabeth castle, an award winning spa and three AA Rosette restaurant.
The Merton Hotel is a 3 star resort-style hotel on the outskirts of St. Helier. The hotel provides an extensive selection of accommodation options, restaurants, bars and the Merton Aquadome, including the UK's first surfing flowrider.
The Norfolk Hotel is a wonderful 2 star family-run hotel that offers great value for money and an unbeatable personable service, a popular coffee shop, evening meals and entertainment.
Villa Nova Guest House
The Villa Nova is a great value guest house in St Helier, close to the beautiful Howard Davis Park and only a short stroll from the town centre.
The Club Hotel & Spa
The Club Hotel & Spa opened in 2005, immediately establishing itself as St Helier's premier luxury boutique hotel.
Pomme d'Or Hotel
Established over 175 years ago, the Pomme d'Or is one of Jersey's most prominent hotels. With 143 rooms to choose from and a very convenient town centre location, the Pomme d'Or offers city-style facilities and attentive service.
Radisson Blu Hotel
Located in a prime location on St Helier’s waterfront and offering easy access to the town centre and St. Aubin's Bay, the Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel is a popular choice for many Jersey visitors.
Savoy Hotel Jersey
Formerly a grand Jersey house, The Savoy offers excellent value as a four star hotel in St. Helier and provides affordable luxury accommodation close to the town’s centre.
Royal Yacht Hotel
The Royal Yacht Hotel offers an incredible town centre location combined with the fantastic Spa Sirène and an unrivalled selection of restaurants and bars.
Well established and reputed for its friendly welcome, the Apollo Hotel is close to St Helier’s town centre yet still only a short drive from the countryside, the south coast and the beach.
The Mayfair Hotel is a very popular 3 star hotel in St Helier, with a great choice of accommodation to suit couples and families alike. Situated just outside the main town centre, the Mayfair has extensive facilities to entertain everyone.
The Monterey hotel is a conveniently located town hotel with excellent facilities and warm hospitality. Purpose-built, the hotel is always keeping up with new trends and is a fantastic base for exploring Jersey.
Once a coach house, the Revere is now a boutique style hotel conveniently close to the heart of St. Helier’s town centre as well as to Jersey's south coast beaches.
The Inn Jersey
The Inn is a chic, contemporary and friendly boutique hotel on the edge of St Helier, brilliant for short breaks as well as longer holidays in Jersey.
Liberty Wharf Apartments
Liberty Wharf Apartments offer a choice of contemporary units ranging from studios to two bedroom flats.
Panama Apartments offer affordable accommodation in a convenient location close to St Helier’s town centre and to Jersey's central bus station.
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