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Race for Wildlife 2024

Each year at RSPB Lakenheath Fen we hold our popular and unique Race for Wildlife- a chance for environmentally-conscious runners to choose between a 5k and 10k circuit around this beautiful nature reserve. Participants will pass through a mixture of grassland, woodland, fen and scrub as they weave their way past a network of marshals, cheering them on towards the finish line. And the best bit? All of the profits from ticket sales go directly to the RSPB, which spends over 90% of it's net income on wildlife conservation.

As a thank-you from us for taking part, every finisher gets a medal and the top three finishers in the Womens' and Mens' 5k and 10k routes each get a medal handmade by our warden Emma. On the day of the event, we'll be well-prepared with two water stations, a secure baggage area (supervised by one of our volunteers at all times), ample free parking and 20+ volunteers helping out on the day, including as marshals.

If you'd like to raise even more money for wildlife, sponsorship forms are available on request- please give us a call on 01842 863400 or e-mail us at All ages and abilities are welcome, but we politely request that no participants arrive with the intention of just walking around their chosen route- a combination of running and walking is fine, however!

Please not that usual entry fees to RSPB Lakenheath Fen for non-RSPB members are included in the ticket price.

Organiser details (for any enquiries about this event):

E-mail address:
Telephone: 01842 863400
Postal address: RSPB Lakenheath Fen Visitor Centre, Station Road, Lakenheath, SUFFOLK. IP27 9BF
Social media: On Facebook we are ‘RSPB Lakenheath Fen’ and on X we are ‘RSPB Lakenheath’.

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