Run for Wildlife at the Big Cheese

Run for Wildlife

The Big Cheese 2020

Sunday 22nd November 2020

Roe deer at LOng Wood - Jeff Bevan

Sunday 22nd November 2020
A 15 mile, off road, hilly, merciless run!
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Join Team Wild and Run for Wildlife!

Coronavirus update: we’ve chosen to promote our challenges from August onwards and will be monitoring the situation closely. If events need to be postponed or cancelled, you will have the option to defer your place. Fundraising for wildlife is more important than ever in this time of uncertainty, so we urge you to sign up today to run for wildlife.

Sunday 22nd November 2020

Run for wildlife at what is described by event organisers as a 15 mile, off road, hilly and merciless run! Organised by Cheddar Running Club, this run will take you over 2,000 feet of hill climbing through four of our magnificent nature reserves – Black Rock, Middledown, Long Wood and Velvet Bottom.  This certainly is a challenge that is not for the faint-hearted!

Registration details

The registration fee starts at £16 and we'll support you every step of the way with fundraising tips and advice, and, if you raise over £150, we'll give you your own 'Team Wild' t-shirt.

Registration fee: from £16
Sponsorship target: £ as much as you can.

Find out more about the run and book your place below.

How your fundraising helps

Being part of Team Wild is so much more than running a marathon or hiking a mountain, it is your chance to save wildlife for the future, and I'm here to support you every step of the way.

It costs us almost £2,000 a day to manage all of our reserves, so every penny you raise will really help our wonderful wildlife here in Somerset.


could pay for 50 trees to help regeneration after conifer removal in bluebell woods 

Bluebells - Josh Raper / Conservation Media


could pay for tools for volunteers who help to manage woodlands, wetlands and meadows 

Sedgemoor Conservation Volunteers help with coppicing hazel in Great Breach Wood - Paul Harris


could pay to manage all of the woodland based reserves for one day 

Canopy of trees - Brian Phipps

We'll support you!

A message from Kate, our Community and Events Fundraising Manager: “Somerset Wildlife Trust, like many other organisations is working within current Covid19 government guidelines. Many of our spring and summer events have been cancelled or postponed, so our apologies if you were looking forward to attending.   I will now be on furlough until such time I can continue the community fundraising programme at the level I would like and when we are all out the other side of the crisis.  But your sponsorship right now is more important than ever to help the Trust continue to protect our wildlife and wild places here in Somerset. If you have signed up to an event, please stay on board!  If you were thinking of taking on a Challenge, still enter and start training and fundraising.  Before too long we’ll be back and so will I to support you on the lead up to your challenge and after your big day, to help you reach your personal and fundraising goals."

When you join Team Wild, I’ll be here to support you from the moment you register, on the lead up to your challenge and after your big day, to help you reach your personal and fundraising goals. 

You’ll receive:

Fundraising advice from Kate, our Community Fundraising Manager
A fundraising pack filled with top tips and ideas
A Team Wild t-shirt if you raise above £150
Regular updates on how your fundraising makes a difference

Run, walk, swim, ride, whatever you choose to do, join Team Wild and do it for wildlife!

I’m looking forward to welcoming you to the team and would love to hear from you.

Let us know you're interested

Get in touch

Thank you on behalf of all at Somerset Wildlife Trust for your interest in Running for Wildlife. 

I'd love to hear from you, so if you have any questions, please get in touch.

Email: or call: 01823 652404

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