Saving threatened habitats worldwide

Running for rainforests in Royal Parks Half Marathon

WLT Royal Parks Half Marathon runners pass Big Ben
Date and Time: 
7 October 2012

On Sunday 7th October, World Land Trust (WLT) runners lined up again for the Royal Parks Foundation Half Marathon, raising funds to save rainforests and other threatened habitats across the planet

This team brought together a great mix of personal supporters, staff members, Ambassadors and runners representing our corporate supporters Puro Coffee and Enterprise Plants. WLT Ambassador, Jo Finch, was spurred on by her employer Reed Smith who pledged to match the funds she raised herself.  

A big thank you to our team of runners and their sponsors, who have donated almost £4000 to WLT's Action Fund for the Trust’s most urgent project needs.

“It’s a sort of pleasurable torture”, said Jo Finch. “Would I do it again? Of course I would, it’s such great fun and you really feel good when it’s over!”

Orang-utan, Borneo

WLT's Action Fund supports our work with partners in Borneo, connecting increasingly fragmented habitat for threatened species including Orang-utan ©Chris Perrett

The Royal Parks Half Marathon is a major annual charity fundraising event, with 12,500 runners taking on the challenge to raise funds for their favourite charity. The 13.1 mile race passes through four of London's picturesque Royal Parks and past some of London’s most iconic landmarks - including Buckingham Palace, the London Eye, Houses of Parliament and Royal Albert Hall.

WLT supporters first took part in the Royal Parks Half Marathon in 2010 and successfully raised funds to support the salary of a ranger in Brazil for one year as part of WLT's Keepers of the Wild programme.

Thank you to everyone who took part this year and in 2010. We hope to offer our supporters more opportunities to run for World Land Trust in 2013 and will make details available as soon as possible. With your support and commitment we can help save more land to add to our natural havens across the world - providing a safe haven for animals in the wild.

We look forward to running for rainforests with you in future.

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