Flamingo Land 10K set to raise cash for Tanzania project

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Hundreds of runners are set to “hoof it” around Flamingo Land this weekend for the park’s first ever 10K run.

The event is taking place on Sunday starting at 10am with around 600 people expected to take part - many in fancy dress.

Profits from the run will go to the Udzungwa Forest Project, a Flamingo Land initiative in Tanzania, aiming to protect tropical forests through animal and plant conservation projects.

So far, donations have helped to protect populations and habitats of vulnerable species in the wild including the Red Colobus monkey and the Magombera Chameleon, ensuring their continued conservation in the future.

Matthew Durrant, race director, said: “Just get training and have some fun! The run is centred on everyone doing their bit for conservation and enjoying the experience at the same time.”

Applications for the run are at www.runbritain.com under “Upcoming races” and the category North Yorkshire. There is a sponsorship form on the Flamingo Land website if runners wish to raise more money for the Udzungwa Forest Project.

The entry fee is £13 for UK athletics affiliated runners and £15 for unaffiliated runners aged 15 or older. For more details email circle@flamingoland.co.uk