RunThrough Colchester Stampede Half Marathon

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Come on out and race the cheetahs, elephants and lions at the Colchester Zoo for this brilliant Half Marathon. The flat course is primed for a speedy route round and a shot at your PB.
Half Marathon inc T-Shirt (+£8), Group of 6, and Half Marathon
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Sun, 2 Oct 2022
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Colchester Zoo, Maldon Rd, Colchester CO3 0SL, UK
Sun, 2 Oct 2022
Half Marathon:
9:00am |
Half Marathon inc T-Shirt (+£8):
9:00am |
Group of 6:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for RunThrough Colchester Stampede Half Marathon
Group of 6
Half Marathon
Half Marathon inc T-Shirt (+£8)
Route information
The event will run through the zoo, then out onto the closed roads before finishing back inside the zoo. This event helps raise money for Action for the Wild, a great cause.
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What's included
  • Free Colchester Zoo Entry (worth £22.99)
  • Themed Medal
  • Chip Timing
  • Goodie Bag
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2019 Finisher's Medal
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How to get there
Colchester Zoo, Maldon Rd, Colchester CO3 0SL, UK
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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.
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.comExternalLink
Colchester Zoo is situated on Maldon Road in Stanway.
By Train:
Colchester Main Train Station can be reached from Liverpool Street services from London within in an hour or 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.
Event day logistics
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Spectator Info
Spectators are encouraged to get out to this event and catch family and friends as they cruise around the course. The Colchester Zoo is ranked top 2 Zoos in the UK and makes for a great day out for the family.
Are there water stations at the Colchester Stampede Half Marathon?
Yes there will be a refreshment station 5KM into the course as well as at the end of the race.
Is there a bag drop at the Colchester Stampede Half Marathon?
Yes. The car park is located next to the start and finish line and we therefore recommend leaving any belongings in your car.
Am I allowed to wear headphones at the Colchester Stampede Half Marathon?
It is strongly advised against as the nature of the events means that you need to be aware of your surroundings and be able to hear marshals instructions.
Are there toilets at the Colchester Stampede Half Marathon?
There will be portable toilets within the event village.
Is there a time cut-off for the Colchester Stampede Half Marathon?
Yes, there is a strict 3 hour cut-off due to the road closures.
Will there be photographs of the Colchester Stampede Half Marathon?
Yes, RunThrough will have an event photographer at the event and photos will be available on their social media pages after the event.
Recent Questions
Nicole Rand
Hi. Do family coming to support need to buy zoo entry?
Stephy Dennis
Hey there, just to let you know the finish line is outside of the zoo grounds, so you do not need to have tickets to watch the finish. All the best!
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