Howletts 5k Fun Run

Thank you to everyone who took part and supported the 2014 Howletts 5k Fun Run, it was a great success. We will be announcing the date for 2015 so you can start planning and getting friends involved. If you would like to be informed when registration is open for 2015 please email your details to

Thank you to our First Aid provider Richard, and his team. For details of how he may be of service at your event, please contact Richard at

Another big thank you to SugarRush Baking Company who donated the amazing Aspninall and gorilla themed cupcakes. Click here to find out more about SugarRush Baking.

Following the success of our first Howletts 5k Fun Run we are pleased to announce the date of our next fun run: Sunday 22nd June 2014 at Howletts Wild Animal Park.

A fantastic opportunity to make the intrepid move from the couch and join us for the Howletts 5K Fun Run! 

This is a rare chance to run through Howletts Wild Animal Park and enjoy the early morning sights and sounds of the animals waking up before the Park opens to the public. Your support of the event will raise vital funds for gorilla conservation at the Wild Animal Parks and The Aspinall Foundation's Back to the Wild conservation programme. It is also celebrating one year since Djala and his family were returned to Africa.

Registration is only £10 and with a minimum sponsorship £20 you can receive one complimentary entry to Howletts Wild Animal Park after the run and an exciting goody bag for your efforts!

What next?

1. Registration for 2015 is not open yet but if you would like to be informed when it is please send an email to

2. Start fundraising with Virgin Money Giving where you can set up your own fundraising page; the easiest way to raise money from friends, family and work mates. Click here to set up your fundraising page.

3. Do you need some tips about how to prepare for your 5k run? Click here for advice on getting started.

Be inspired by what others did last year and watch this video of the 2013 Howletts 5k FunRun.

The Aspinall Foundation would like to thank Dave Proud for producing this video.

5k fun run for gorillas at Howletts Wild Animal Park 2014


If you have any questions please do call the Fundraising Team on 01303 234 199 (Mon-Fri 9am to 5pm) or email

Children under 18 must be have parental consent, and those under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.