A FUN AND FRIENDLY 5K
Following last year’s award-winning event, we’re really excited to be working with local running specialists Curly’s Athletes again. The theme for 2020 is Giant Otters!
The main 5k event is suitable for everyone aged 11 and over plus we have a junior fun run on the day for ages 4 and over (simply add on a fun runner to your entry, this will be around 1km in distance… great fun and the fun run entry also includes entry into the park for the day!)
Our aims are simple: to have a great fun filled event, raise sponsorship and awareness for the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation and contribute to the health and well-being of our local community.
So, if you’re feeling inspired to take part then read on and don’t forget you can support the Yorkshire Wildlife Park Foundation by raising sponsorship, buying a t-shirt or simply making a direct donation. Just select on your entry form.
Entry price is just £22 and includes a medal, post-race cake & water plus it allows you to access the great surrounds of the Wildlife Park for the rest of the day! You can even pop home, get a shower and come back later (but make sure you keep your wrist band on!)
With around 3.5k in the park you’ll get to see plenty of animals on your way round (don’t forget to look!) The route has been planned in conjunction with the needs of the wildlife so some animals we won’t be running past but you can pop and say hello to them after the run.
If you would like to bring along spectators then you can bring up to 3 with you, they will have restricted access to the grounds staying off the running course during the event but can see the runners at several key locations and from around 10:00 will then have full access to the Wildlife Park for the rest of the day. This is offered at a discounted rate as entry to the park is normally £16 for an adult and we’re able to offer this for just £10! (further discounts for juniors, etc. YWP Annual Pass Holders can accompany the runner for free. If Annual Pass Holders wish to run the event, they must register in advance at the standard event price).