Colchester Stampede 10k

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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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Sun 15th May 2022
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Colchester Zoo, Maldon Rd, Colchester CO3 0SL, UK
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Route information
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.
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What's included
  • Themed Medal
  • FREE Colchester Zoo Entry
  • Event T-Shirt
  • Chip-timed results
  • Marshalled Course
  • Refreshment stations
  • Goodie Bag
How to get there
Colchester Zoo, Maldon Rd, Colchester CO3 0SL, UK
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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 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.
Event day logistics
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.
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Spectator Info
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.
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.
Are there toilets on site at Colchester Stampede 10k?
Yes, there will be portable toilets within the event village.
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.
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.
How do I find my race time?
Results will be posted to after the event.
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.
5 reviews
Did the 10k in 2021
Fantastic vibe around the zoo and great course. Friendly runners and I would recommend to friends and family.
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.
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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Caroline Ross
The Colchester stampede 10k says the 19th May but when you click on to get tickets it says the 12th May. Can you confirm which date is correct please?
Steph Rashleigh
Can I run with a running buggy?
Steph Ede
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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