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Chessington Running Wild

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Your exclusive opportunity to race through the world famous Chessington World of Adventures. Starting at the Adventure Tree in the heart of the park, enjoy 2km, 5km or 10km of traffic-free running through the park's animal enclosures and past the theme park rides. The course is mostly on smooth tarmac, but there are some gravel sections and hills. Those wishing to run with buggies should enter the 2km.

Review summary

4.5
19 Reviews
  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

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Nolan C
"Brilliantly run event by AAT as usual. Really fun familt atmosphere. Nice..."

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Holly N
"Good run, although hills were tough! Course was wet and boggy in places. Well..."

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Zoe W
"Great fun run, perfect for beginners or first time race. Great venue, fun..."
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How to enter the Chessington Running Wild

  1. 10k

    Run 10km
    £30
    Event passed
  2. 5k

    Run 5km
    £23
    Event passed
  3. Family Fun Run

    Run 2km
    £12
    Event passed

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Chessington Running Wild routes

Starting at the Adventure Tree in the heart of the park, enjoy 2km, 5km or 10km of traffic-free running through the park's animal enclosures and past the theme park rides. The course is mostly on smooth tarmac, but there are some gravel sections and hills. Those wishing to run with buggies should enter the 2km Family Fun Run.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Chip Timing
  • First Aid
  • Free Parking
  • Indoor Toilets
  • Kids Races
  • Marshalled Route
  • Awesome Medal
  • On Site Catering
  • Photography
  • Route Marking
  • Water Station
  • Web Results
Raceday Logistics

Family Fun Run starts at 08:10, 10km and 5km mass start will be at 08:30.

You won't be sent anything in the post in advance of the event. Registration will be opening time is 06:30. Take a look at the start list boards, remember the number against your name, and then tell our friendly registration team and they will provide your race number and timing chip.

Kit List

We don't have any special advice, just shoes that are comfortable to run in!

Spectators

Participants can get 50% off of full price, standard admission Chessington Zoo tickets for spectating friends and family. BUY NOW and use promo code: V91022. Please refer to the T&Cs.

Volunteers

If you would like to volunteer then please follow the link below -

https://aat-events.com/the_team/become-a-marshal/

Frequently Asked Questions

Will there be water stations during the Chessington Running Wild event?
Yes, there will be water available at th 5km mark as well as the end of the race.
Can I volunteer at the Chessington Running Wild race?
Yes! You can sign up here: https://www.riderhq.com/events/86672/volunteer-at-chessington-run-wild-2019
When does registration open for the Chessington Run Wild race?
Registration opens at 6:30am on the day of the event, 16th November 2019.
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Chessington Running Wild weather forecast

Mostly cloudy throughout the day.

8°C
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3°C
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Chessington Running Wild reviews (19)

4.5 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere

Reasons people recommend this event

Stunning scenery

Friendly atmosphere

Incredible crowds

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    Holly N

    Did the 10k in 2019

    Good run, although hills were tough! Course was wet and boggy in places. Well organised and marshalled, not too crowded and atmosphere and medal were great.
  • Z

    Zoe W

    Did the 5k in 2019

    Great fun run, perfect for beginners or first time race. Great venue, fun atmosphere and great value for money.
  • Did the 10k in 2019

    I really enjoyed this race but would prefer the 5k and 10k races were split start times as the start was very congested and with narrow paths it was hard to pass people for the first mile
  • J

    John A

    Did the Family Fun Run in 2019

    The food on offer when you are participating in a run...poorly cooked bacon sandwiches/donuts which cost a fortune and were riddled in mountains of sugar..very very poor effort..last year you were entitled to admittance into the park which was open! Why did you choose a weekend when the park was not open..took my 3 children and it’s quite a long drive..to do a 2km run with very few animals to see and then drive back..these feelings were expressed by many!whether they choose to give you there feedback is up to them.. next year provide better quality/value food/fruit and the park to be open for everyone who has driven a reasonable way and want to have some fun afterwards..
    This years event -👎🏿
  • M

    Michaela G

    Did the 5k in 2019

    Really enjoyed this 5k, great atmosphere , very well organised , will be doing this again next year definitely.
  • Did the 10k in 2019

    Brilliantly run event by AAT as usual. Really fun familt atmosphere. Nice combination of flat and inclines. Definitely a course for a PB. Looking forward to booking the same event for 2020. Massive thumbs up from me.
  • G

    Gary k

    Did the 10k in 2019

    Fun course, always something to look at. More hilly than expected. Annoying to have to type minimum Of 100 characters in a feedback box before allowed to submit it.


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    Charlie W

    Did the 5k in 2019

    Great race again, same as last year, really enjoyed it! Always well organised. Forgot about the hills!! Went too fast out the blocks! Ha ha
  • M

    Mary

    Did the 10k in 2019

    As ever with AAT very well organised event. Very family oriented but too many kids for my liking. Course was boring in parts and too buzy with bottle neck. I walked most of the first km because it was so crowded
  • K

    Kerry P

    Did the 10k in 2019

    As a slow runner & Party At the Back-er, I was very impressed by the support offered from the race officials throughout. The water stations, medals, post race snacks etc. were still in good supply when I crossed the finish line as the last runner for the race.

    Kyra the tail runner was brilliant. She was close enough if I needed her, but kept enough of a distance between so I didn't feel like I was being chased to finish quicker than I could.

    Even the support from fellow participants was great. People who had finished their races were supportive as I made my way slowly through the event.

    I was apprehensive about running and had contacted the organisers in advance about cut off times, support etc. & was reassured that they don't pack up till the last runner is through... and they didn't! It is a really inclusive event - hilly in places for a newbie like me - but well worth it, especially the big hug from or if the organisers at the end!