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Colchester Stampede 10K

9:00am Sun 19th May 2019
Colchester Zoo, Maldon Rd, Colchester CO3 0SL, UK
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  • Finisher’s medal
  • Finisher’s t-shirt
  • 2000 participants

From the organizer

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On May 19th 2019 you will have the unique chance to run the second 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.

Distances in this event

  1. 10k

    Run 10km
    9:00am Sun 19th May 2019
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What’s Included
  • Themed Medal
  • FREE Colchester Zoo Entry (worth £23.99)
  • T-Shirt
  • Chip Timing
  • Goodie Bag
Course Details

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.

Raceday Logistics

9:00 am - START


We recommend you arrive as early as possible, as with many large sporting events there will be traffic coming into the venue. Please plan your journey accordingly!

By Car
The postcode for the event is: CO3 0SL

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.

  • From the M25: About 40 minutes from Junction 28 of the M25 to reach the A12
  • From Southend: About 1 hour’s journey, 40 miles using A127 and A130 to reach the A12
  • From Hertfordshire: About 1 hour’s journey – 50 miles using A414 or A120 to reach the A12
  • From Stansted Airport: About 50 minutes journey, 30 miles using A120 to reach the A12. For car hire from Stansted Airport www.budget-stansted.com

Colchester Zoo is situated on Maldon Road in Stanway.

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.

By Rail
The nearest stations are: Colchester North and Marks Tey.

We advise planning your journey before the race to ensure you arrive at the train station with as much time as possible. Colchester North and Marks Tey train station are a 4 mile walk from the start line.


We are always looking for an extra pair of hands and would love for you to come along and help us – in return we are happy to offer you a free entry into one of our races! Head over to https://www.runthrough.co.uk/volunteer-form/ to sign up!


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.

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Reviews (3)

5 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
  • Did the 10k in 2019

    The whole event was really well organised great event. The Atmosphere was brilliant and great to have all the stalls at the end with treats to pick.
  • Did the 10k in 2019

    I took my mum to this for her first 10k. Fantastic organisation, great medal & goody bag & amazing atmosphere. The trip round the zoo afterwards was a bonus. Great event.
  • Did the 10k in 2019

    Loved this run so well organised, great friendly people and Marshalls everywhere Brilliant medal goodie bag and T Shirt. Was fantastic to walk pass all the elephants and tigers etc at the start. The route was beautiful countryside although there is a hill at mile 5.5 but this make it more interesting (LOL) I will defiantly run this again next year. .

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    Steph R12th May
    Can I run with a running buggy?


    Steph E13th May
    Hey there, just to let you are welcome to run with a buggy but they ask that you stick to the back at the start of the race in order to avoid congestion as the first KM within the zoo is quite tight and windy. Best of luck!

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