Durrell has been saving species from extinction for over 60 years and their ambitious strategy to Rewild our World aims to create more diverse, beautiful, and resilient natural landscapes in which wildlife can thrive and people enjoy a deeper connection to nature.
Money raised from RBC Race for the Kids will support Durrell's Future Conservationists Programme and Nature Connection at Jersey Zoo. Training and education of the next generation of conservation leaders are vital to driving the widespread change needed to protect the wild animals and wild places that make up the natural world. Restoring the health of our planet also requires people to positively change how they value nature. Jersey Zoo aims to inspire eco-friendly behaviour by connecting people with our wild and wonderful world. Together we can create wilder lives for everyone and achieve a healthier, more colourful world.
OUR COLLECTIVE IMPACT
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RBC Virtual Race for the Kids
RBC Virtual Race for the Kids is taking place on 17 & 18 October It’s FREE to enter. People (and dogs) can walk, wheel and run 2.5k, 5k, 10k or a distance of your choice and raise as much as you can for Durrell's Young Conservationists.
Link your fundraising page to Strava and Fitbit to record any training you do prior to the event. You can take part as families and groups but remember to adhere to government guidelines on social distancing. Children under 16 must be part of a team and can’t enter individually.
On registering you’ll have access to a resource hub to create your own race day, including posters, bunting, certificates and social assets to help with fundraising.
A Global, Virtual, Family Fun Run Supporting Youth Charities Around the World
Since 2009, RBC Race for the Kids has grown to an exciting series of 17 charitable Races taking around the world, supporting kids and youth-focused causes. In total, 290,000+ participants have raised more than C$65 million.
In 2020, the series of in-person Races couldn’t happen so we pivoted to a global, virtual RBC Race for the Kids to continue raising much-needed funds for our charity partners. Last year, over 33,000 participants from 120+ countries raised more than C$8.8 million!
Join us and participants from all around the globe to raise awareness and support for our 35 charity partners in 19 countries – and the young people they help during this challenging time.
raised in support of youth over the last 3 years
Helps fund zoo entry for a Jersey school child
Provides a school group with conservation resources
Buys a WildSnap DIY camera to engage teens with nature
Supports a wild classroom lesson at Jersey Zoo
This year Team RBC have held a number of fundraisers in support of Durrell and the Future Conservationists Programme.