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 17 May 2020 you will have the 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, finishing back inside the Zoo. Please note that there is a strict 90 minute cut off time for this event, due to the road closures.
10 km£30 BOOK
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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