Proper cornish sprint for seals

Sprint For Seals 2024

Our annual family fun run is back at the Cornish Seal Sanctuary!


Get involved and run for (more than) fun as we seek to raise funds for our 'Fund Our Future' campaign to build new pools for our resident seals.

Join us for a hilly 3km run around our beautiful sanctuary and don’t forget to wave at the seals as you run past! The scenic route begins near the admissions building and runners will complete two laps of the Sanctuary before finishing at the start line. We also have an exciting new option for 2024, allowing you to join in remotely through Strava if you aren’t local to us.

We’ll be giving away some incredible prizes, including opportunities to get involved with unique experiences here at the Sanctuary. For every £50 you raise in sponsorship you will be given one entry into our raffle, so the more you raise the more chance you have of winning!

So get pounding those pavements and help us bring the pounds in!


WHEN: Sunday 19th May 2024

LOCATION: The Cornish Seal Sanctuary, Gweek or join remotely!

This event is now fully booked, but you can still register to run remotely via a Strava Club 


We’d encourage you to set up your own fundraiser on our ‘Sprint For Seals 2024’ JustGiving page to collect your sponsorship money, we can support you in setting this up if required.

If you’d like any further information or to register your interest, please get in touch with


Sprint For Seals 2024 has been kindly sponsored by Proper Cornish, the leading handmade Cornish pasty maker and supplier of pasties to Gweek Seal Sanctuary, is delighted to be the sponsor of the 2024 Sprint for Seals event. Since 1988 Proper Cornish has been making the world a better place one perfect pasty at a time.  Packed with the finest local ingredients and hand-crafted by their passionate team, they’re proud to be Proper Cornish.  Paul Saunders, Proper Cornish’s Managing Director said “we are not only proud of the products we make, but we are also very proud of the charitable support we offer to local businesses and to our customers. We wish the Gweek Seal Sanctuary and everyone participating in the 2024 Sprint for Seals a very enjoyable event.



'Fund Our Future' is an exciting £1.3 million-pound project to replace four of the existing resident pools here at the Sanctuary, which have stood here since 1975! This large new eco-friendly habitat has been designed to encompass four new large pools, a state-of-the-art filtration system, new undercover viewing and education spaces and will double recommended licensing standards for the care of marine mammals. Your Sprint for Seals entry fee helps the Cornish Seal Sanctuary to make this dream a reality.

£100 will help to build the foundations of the pools, giving our residents a brand new home

£200 will help to install new sunshades, keeping our residents cool in hot weather

£300 will help to build our new quarantine area, ensuring we can look after the residents who need medical treatment

£500 will help to build our new underwater viewing area, giving you an amazing view of our seals in their new home

£1,000 will help to install the new filtration system, keeping the water fresh and clean for longer