CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE SANCTUARY
RAISING FUNDS FOR CURRUMBIN WILDLIFE HOSPITAL FOUNDATION
Nestled amongst 27 hectares of natural bushland and lush rainforest, Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary is the perfect environment for a Zoo Run! The Sanctuary is home to over 1000 native Australian animals, and boasts an amazing onsite Wildlife Hospital.
Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary founder, Alex Griffiths, started caring for sick and injured wildlife over 65 years ago. As the need for specialist care became obvious, the first veterinarian was employed at the Sanctuary and in 1989 the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital was born. Since that day, the Wildlife Hospital has grown to admitting over 8000 sick, injured and orphaned wildlife patients every year – a service that is provided free of charge to the community – and is one of the busiest wildlife hospitals in the world. To date, over 50,000 native animals have been released back into the wild after receiving free veterinary treatment at Currumbin Wildlife Hospital.
Currumbin Wildlife Hospital Foundation was created to secure the future of Australia’s wildlife, and directly funds Currumbin Wildlife Hospital. The Foundation aims to raise $1million annually to continue its mission of saving Australia’s wildlife, and to find cures for devastating diseases such as those affecting the koala. The Foundation’s Mission is to be a world leader in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of sick and injured wildlife, and play an integral role in conservation, research and education projects to ensure the survival of Australia’s iconic species.
By participating in Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary’s Zoo Run, you will be helping us to continue saving our precious wildlife.
The day will run to the following times
- Gates open 6am for final registrations and bib collections (Café open to participants and spectators)
- 6.20am 5km warm up
- 6.30am 5km start
- 7.10am 2km warm up
- 7.20am 2km start
- 8.00am Official Prize Ceremony on Village Green
Then FREE entry into Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary for the day of the ZOO RUN. Don’t forget if you have some members of your family or friends that would like to come along as your cheer squad they can! FREE entry into the café section of Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary while the ZOO RUN is happening and then a special $20 ticket can be purchased early in the morning for them to join in a fun day at Currumbin Wildlife Sanctuary with you! Don’t forget to drop by the Currumbin Wildlife Hospital to see where the money raised will be going