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Colchester Stampede 10k

1 race scheduled · 2000 participants · 2021-05-16 · Colchester
About this event

Run wild in this unique 10k at Colchester Zoo. Great for runners of all abilities, the course starts and finishes inside the zoo alongside many impressive beasts. Come for your chance to run alongside elephants or for the bespoke finisher's medal.

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RunThrough are a running community-based in London, inspired & led by a small passionate group of running geeks. We organize events all over the UK’s capital and the North West of England.

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How to enter

Tickets available until Fri May 14 2021

What's included:

  • Themed Medal
  • FREE Colchester Zoo Entry
  • T-Shirt
  • Chip Timed results
  • Marshalled Course
  • Refreshment stations
  • Goodie Bag
  • Free parking
10k
9:00am Sun 16th May 2021

Run 10km

£32.00
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5.0
4 reviews
Sue
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5.0
Did the 10k in 2019
Really enjoyed this 10k run. Starts in the zoo, so you get to run past some of the animals, then you do a big loop round the back of the zoo through lovely countryside. There’s a few inclines, and some nice downhills, then back into the zoo to finish off. Once you’ve finished you can show your number and get free entry into the zoo. Also 20% off the food outlets! Pretty good value all round. Lovely medal and t shirt as well. Good atmosphere. Chip timed. Nicely spaced out start as everyone has to queue through the zoo to start. Free massage before as well! Great 10k. Would definitely do again.… read more
Christina
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5.0
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. … read more
Rebecca
Star
5.0
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.… read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Will there be a bag drop available at Colchester Stampede 10k?
There will be an informal bag drop on site but you are advised to bring as little extra baggage as possible. … read more
FAQ
Are there toilets on site at Colchester Stampede 10k?
Yes, there will be portaloos within the event village.… read more
FAQ
Where will the refreshment stations be?
There will be a water station at the 5k mark of the race as well as at the finish line.… read more
Route description
Route description

**This event was postponed from November 2020**

The course starts and finishes inside Colchester Zoo. Runners will be able to see Elephants, Lions, Cheetahs, Hyenas, Bears, Baboons and Giraffes to name but a few.

The route heads out of the zoo on a closed road loop which is well marshalled and signposted.

This is a flat course and often considered as a potential PB course. However it goes without saying the stunning thing about this event is the animals.

Sue
Star
5.0
Did the 10k in 2019
Really enjoyed this 10k run. Starts in the zoo, so you get to run past some of the animals, then you do a big loop round the back of the zoo through lovely countryside. There’s a few inclines, and some nice downhills, then back into the zoo to finish off. Once you’ve finished you can show your number and get free entry into the zoo. Also 20% off the food outlets! Pretty good value all round. Lovely medal and t shirt as well. Good atmosphere. Chip timed. Nicely spaced out start as everyone has to queue through the zoo to start. Free massage before as well! Great 10k. Would definitely do again.
Christina
Star
5.0
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.
Rebecca
Star
5.0
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.
Sandra
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5.0
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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Logistics and schedule

Schedule

06:45 Parking opens

09:00 10k starts

10:30 10k cut-off time

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the start of the race in order to complete the registration process.

*More information about race day specifics will be sent out to those registered.

Spectators

This is a great event for spectators. The best place to cheer the runners on from is by the entrance to the zoo as runners will pass here twice.

Volunteers

Volunteers are a key cog in making race events run smoothly. RunThrough have many roles for volunteers such as handing out medals, baggage drop, course marshalling, manning the water stations and plenty more.

If you would like to find out more then follow the link here: https://www.runthrough.co.uk/volunteer-form/

How to get there

Colchester Zoo, Maldon Rd, Colchester CO3 0SL, UK

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Address: Colchester Zoo, Maldon Rd, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 0SL

It is recommended that 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

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. Colchester North and Marks Tey train station are a 4 mile walk from the start line, so it is advised that you book a taxi.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Will there be a bag drop available at Colchester Stampede 10k?
There will be an informal bag drop on site but you are advised to bring as little extra baggage as possible.
FAQ
Are there toilets on site at Colchester Stampede 10k?
Yes, there will be portaloos within the event village.
FAQ
Where will the refreshment stations be?
There will be a water station at the 5k mark of the race as well as at the finish line.
FAQ
Is there a cut off time for the Colchester Stampede 10k?
Yes there is. Due to the road closures, there is a strict 90 minute cut off time.
FAQ
How do I find my race time?
Results will be posted to www.runthrough.co.uk after the event.
FAQ
Where can I find my race photos for the Colchester Stampede 10k?
Race photos will be uploaded to RunThrough's Facebook page after the event.
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