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The Port Lympne 10k & 5k

Location: Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Aldington Rd, Lympne, Hythe CT21 4LR
Date: Sunday 16th October 2022
Time: 09:00


The Port Lympne 10k & 5k Run is a truly unique event which will give participants the opportunity to run through 600 acres of parkland filled with some of the world's finest wildlife.

Taking place before the reserve officially opens to the public, the event offers you exclusive access to the animals as you weave your way past over 70 species, including eastern black rhinos, barbary lions and western lowland gorillas. 
Included in each entry fee is free entry into the reserve - and with discounted tickets available for families, why not bring the family down for a day amongst wildlife?
By entering the Port Lympne 10k & 5k, you will help to raise funds for The Aspinall Foundation, supporting their vital conservation work and saving wildlife from extinction.
Over the past few years alone, the charity has bred and released hundreds of animals back to their natural habitats. In Congo, Gabon, Java and Madagascar, the Foundation is delivering innovative programmes to release animals “Back to the Wild” from both their partner parks in the UK, as well as rescuing wildlife from the illegal pet trade and those orphaned from poaching.
They also work closely with local communities to protect habitats and endangered species and deliver education programmes for local children.
You can view more information on the Aspinall Foundation here.

Merchandise: We have exclusive Port Lympne 10k & 5k t-shirts available to purchase via entry for £15. Alternatively, click the link here to purchase.


Fundraising: Fundraise for The Aspinall Foundation for the chance to earn some great benefits! 

  • Raise £200 and receive two park tickets

  • Raise £500 and receive four park tickets including safari

  • Raise £1000 and receive four tickets for the access all areas safari! ‚Äč

Entry Limit: 650

Start time:

9:00 am

Please note that as all of our races are licensed by UK Athletics, we will adhere to any Covid guidelines that are in place at the time of the event.

Nice Work is providing Race Management & Chip Timing Services on behalf of the Aspinall Foundation.

  • Toilets
  • Car Parking
  • Baggage Drop Off
  • Refreshments
  • Event village
The Course
The route will take you in and around Port Lympne amongst the enclosures. 

A course map will be available shortly.

First Aid
St John Ambulance or an alternative medical provider will be in attendance on the day and the course will be marshalled to provide assistance. There will also be a sweep runner following the race to ensure that nobody is left behind and that all runners are accounted for. 
Your individual time and position will be recorded by our chip timing team. We will endeavour to display results as they come into the race centre, but please allow time for manual processing. Results will be uploaded to www.nice-work.org.uk as soon as possible after the race. All entrants that have supplied a valid and legible email address will receive a copy of the results as soon as possible after the race.

UKA Licence Number

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