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Next run:

Run the 20 km of Brussels for the Jane Goodall Institute Belgium.
Sunday 28 May 2017

Join our runners and participate in the most famous run of Brussels to support the Jane Goodall Institute Belgium! The registration fee is 40 € (“Run4chimps” running t-shirt included).

We welcome all additionnal donations.

Did you know? By donating only 50 € you can make a big difference. It enables us to provide food for a chimpanzee at the Tchimpounga sanctuary in Congo for a week!

To enter, complete the online registration form and make the bank transfer before 20th March 2017. Don’t forget to indicate your first name and surname on the bank transfer and put “Run4chimps” under “communication”.


First running steps…

In 2013 for the first time a team of runners ran for JGI Belgium. These running pioneers bravely tackled the Brussels 20 km on May 26, 2013, wearing their Jane Goodall Institute Belgium T-shirts with pride.

Second edition

A motivated team of 5 runners participated in the Brussels Marathon on 6 October 2013. Actually, two runners took part in the half marathon and three in the 4 km ladies run. For the first time, a chimp was running too!

Jane Goodall Institute Belgium will be represented at several well-known runs in the future.

Join our next edition and run for the Jane Goodall Institute!

These events are an excellent opportunity for all sportsmen and women to help to protect the great apes. Every runner can make a difference by making a donation or by getting sponsors to donate for this cause. The money collected in this way is sent to the Tchimpounga sanctuary for orphaned chimpanzees in Congo-Brazzaville.

Do you know, that 40 € is enough to feed a chimpanzee for a week? That may not seem a lot, but a sanctuary of this type needs a lot of money to ensure the well-being of the orphan chimpanzees that end up there. Over and above the cost of feeding, money is needed to provide the animals with appropriate veterinary care, pay local carers and their families and maintain essential infrastructure such as the enclosures where the chimpanzees spend the night, kitchens, fencing, trails etc.