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Colchester Stampede 10k
Come and run at Colchester Zoo, home to over 260 species and set in 60 acres of parkland and lakes!
The Zoo is proudly listed in the top 2 zoos in the UK and listed as 11th best zoo around the world as part of the TripAdvisor Travellers’ Choice Attractions.
On Sunday 16th May 2021 you will have the unique chance to run the third Colchester Stampede 10k at Colchester Zoo. The event, which supports the charity Action for the Wild, will run through the Zoo for 1k before heading out onto the closed roads before finishing back inside the Zoo.
FREE Colchester Zoo Entry and event t-shirt included with your entry!
*THERE IS A STRICT 90 MINUTE CUT OFF TIME FOR THIS EVENT DUE TO THE ROAD CLOSURES!
10 km£32 BOOK
All marshals and staff within the event and around the course will be issued with PPE and wear gloves and a mask for the duration of the event.
As many race packs will be posted out ahead of the event as possible and event communications will be sent via email in the lead up.
There will not be a formal baggage drop within the event village, please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event and leave anything in the car during the race to reduce contact between runners and staff. If this is not possible, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
There will be multiple hygiene stations around the event with hand sanitiser for all runners.
You will see clear signage around the event village, please follow all signage and instructions from the marshals before, during and after the race.
There will be a manned, and clearly marked, medical hub within the event village.
DURING THE RACE
The race will start in waves based on your estimated finish time, with the faster runners at the start and slower near the back to avoid any congestion and the need to overtake on course.
There will be an informal grab and go water station with sealed sports top bottles on the course, however we ask that you stay hydrated before the event and if you are able to please bring your own. Bottles and camelbacks are permitted.
If you need to overtake on the course please give a wide berth of at least 1 meter around any runners.
Spitting and nasal clearance during the race is not permitted.
AFTER THE RACE
Do not stop within the finish barriers. Please continue past the finish until you pass the medals and are in an open space.
We ask that once you have collected your medal and water to leave the event village as soon as possible to avoid groups congregating within the event village.
FREE Colchester Zoo Entry (worth £23.99)
Colchester Zoo, Maldon Rd, Stanway, Colchester, Essex CO3 0SL
By Car - Colchester Zoo is located just South of Colchester. Take the A1124 exit (Junction 26) off the main A12 following the brown elephant signs and using the new Stanway Western Bypass.
By Train - Colchester Main Train Station can be reached from Liverpool Street services from London within an hour, and is easily reached along the Lowestoft or Norwich networks to Ipswich, and then on to Colchester. Colchester Zoo is just 10 minutes by taxi or can be reached by bus.
The car park will open at 6:45am and we would advise arriving before 7:30am to avoid queuing into the carpark. Please expect a short queue if arriving after 7:45am. There will be plenty of free parking available for all runners and spectators next to the event village.
The race will start within the Zoo as the elephants, zebras, rhinos and giraffes watch over. The course will run you through the Zoo and take you out onto the surrounding closed roads for a beautifully scenic running route, before heading back into the Zoo for a final run through the Zoo to finish!
The car park is located next to the start and finish line and we therefore recommend leaving any belongings in your car. There will be an informal baggage drop located within the Event Village. If you wish to use the baggage drop, please collect a baggage label from the information desk and attach it to your bag before handing it in.
You will need to show your race number again when collecting your bag to ensure each bag is reunited with its rightful owner.
There will be portaloos within the event village.
There will be water provided at the 5k point of the race, and there will also be water available at the finish.
During the race
We will have marshals all around the course as well as km signs and arrows. The course will run through the Zoo, then out onto the closed roads for the 10k course before finishing back inside the Zoo.
Results will be available on the website after the race.
We will have a photographer taking a few snaps of the race and they will be on Facebook after the race so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself.
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