THE Durrell Dasher – which sees scores of Islanders dressed in festive fancy dress run through Trinity – raised more than £5,000 for the charity’s work saving species from extinction.
More than 200 runners ran either the six-kilometre or 12km course around Jersey Zoo.
The event was held virtually in 2020 owing to Covid restrictions but returned earlier this month in its traditional format, with many embracing the festive theme by completing the course while dressed as snowmen, Christmas puddings and reindeer.
The race was officially started by Father Christmas and runners were treated to mince pies and mulled wine as they crossed the finish line.
Alex Shears, Durrell’s director of communications and fundraising, said: ‘Thank you so much to all the runners who braved the wintry conditions. The Christmas fancy-dress outfits were fantastic and the atmosphere was very festive, which is what made the event so special.
‘We are so grateful to everyone who took part. Their amazing efforts are helping to save some of the world’s rarest wildlife. I would also like to thank our event partner, 3D Events, for organising a brilliant race and our generous sponsor, Rathbones, for their continued support for the Dasher each year.’
The winner of the 12km race was Will Dupre, and the first female past the line was Sam Lee. David Le Cuirot won the 6km race and the first female home was Ella Hughes.