International Orangutan Run 2018

The first ever International Run For Orangutan 2018 is taking place in Sandakan, Borneo on 24th March 2018 in collaboration with Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre

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The main objective is to create awareness of the plight of the critically endangered orangutans as well as a caring society towards our environment and wildlife.    Part of the proceeds from the run will be contributed towards the care of the orangutans at Sepilok.

Sandakan is known for the world renowned Sepilok Orangutan Rehabilitation Centre – the first established and the oldest rehabilitation centre in the world.

If you are in Borneo and want to sign up to take part the closing date for registrations is 28 February 2018 - so don't delay. Click here to visit the official website and register. 

If you need somewhere to stay runners will receive discounted rates at Four Points by Sheraton and Sabah Hotel in Sandakan. 

Even if you don't take part in the race it will be well worth a visit.  There will be lots of stalls and activities during the day as well as live concerts and entertainment from 17:00 at Harbour Mall Sandakan.  Click here to see the full race day activities.

Fundraise for the orangutans

You can also raise funds for Orangutan Appeal UK by obtaining sponsorship for taking part in the run.  Please visit our fundraising page to download our fundraising pack or email for more information.

Virtual Run

If you're interested in taking part in the first ever International Run for Orangutan but won't be able to make it to Sepilok you could become a virtual runner.  There's no registration fee just let us know you want to take part.  You can then do your run or walk anytime which is convenient for you.  You could do it on treadmill, use your local park or even swim the distance.  If you'd like to take part in the Virtual International Run for Orangutan please email or call us on +44(0)1590 623443.

Further information

Official Website

Facebook Page: International Run for Orangutan


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