Flamingo Land might be the last place you’d expect to feature a 10km run. But for the first time in zoo and theme park history, a 10km run is coming to Flamingo Land at 10am on Sunday March 15.
Runners who are up to the challenge will pass through the whole resort, seeing behind the scenes and a sneak preview of our theme park, before it opens to the public a week later.
Visitors who are more after a day of relaxing at Flamingo Land can join us in our FlaminGO! Run Spectator Area, where there will be music, food and drink.
The whole idea and cause of the run came about through the Udzungwa Forest Project, a conservation programme with staff based at Flamingo Land and in Tanzania. CIRCLE staff work closely with UFP field team members to keep Magombera Forest from illegal threats such as logging of the trees and intentional bushfires. As the forest has no legal protection, the project is vitally needed to protect the rare and endangered trees and the vulnerable animals that live there. Recently, we have had increasing occurrences of the Magombera chameleon, which pays tribute to the hard work that UFP is achieving in Tanzania. All profits made from the run go towards UFP; which includes online entry and sponsorship from runners.
Runners who raise over £100 in sponsorship will have their entry fee refunded, so it’s definitely worth it.
The run could also not go ahead without the support of Flamingo Land staff and volunteers on the day. If you would be interested in helping us at the run, then we still have a few places left for run marshals; free hot drinks and free entry to the zoo will be provided for all volunteers afterwards.
To enter the run, simply head over to the Runbritain website and search for the ‘FlaminGO! 10k Run’ under ‘Races’. Entry costs £15 per person (only £13 if you’re registered with UK Athletics).
To find out more about how you can come and marshal for us on the day, email Matt at firstname.lastname@example.org