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The Aspinall Foundation’s 5k Rhino Run to Stampede Through Port Lympne Reserve

Kent, September 2023 – Did you know a rhino can run up to 35 miles per hour? The Aspinall Foundation is calling all running enthusiasts and fun run lovers to give rhinos a run for their money at their annual charity run, hosted at Kent’s iconic Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve on Sunday 1st October 2023.

If you’re looking for a fun challenge whatever level runner you are, then why not sign up for one of the most unique races on the 2023 calendar.

The run’s route winds its way through the stunning landscapes of The Aspinall Foundation’s partner park, Port Lympne Reserve. Participants will have the incredible opportunity to set a personal best while running past rare and endangered animals and supporting vital rhino conservation work! All runners who complete the multi-terrain course will receive a specially designed rhino medal to commemorate their achievement.

This year, The Aspinall Foundation are partnering with Talis Independent Financial Advisors to deliver the popular event. Runners will embark on a 5-kilometre adventure through the picturesque Port Lympne Reserve before it opens to the public, with the chance to encounter some of the world’s most endangered animals along the way. The course has been specially designed to provide a challenging yet enjoyable experience for runners of all levels.

With World Rhino Day approaching on 22nd September, Port Lympne is celebrating being a world leader in captive breeding of black rhinos, which has enabled the Reserve to release rhinos in collaboration with their partners at internationally renowned conservation charity The Aspinall Foundation. To date, The Aspinall Foundation has successfully rewilded 8 black rhinos and those rhinos are successfully breeding in the wild, with 25 rhino births and a total of 60 wild descendants so far.

The Aspinall Foundation charity team in South Africa are on-call 24-7 to rapidly respond to rhinos in desperate need. Recently, they rescued two orphan rhinos whose families were slaughtered, dehorned dozens of rhinos to protect them from the attention of poachers, provided food for starving rhinos during a period of severe drought and fitted tracking collars to many more animals, ensuring they can be safely monitored and protected. This vital work is only possible thanks to the generosity of the charity’s friends and supporters.

You too can help support these ground-breaking conservation projects by signing up today – visit www.aspinallfoundation.org/the-aspinall-foundation/support-us/fundraising-events/fun-runs/

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