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How to enter the Colchester Stampede Half Marathon
Colchester Stampede Half Marathon route
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.
Free Colchester Zoo Entry (worth £22.99)
09:00 Half Marathon Start
12:00 Half Marathon Finish
It is recommended that you arrive at least 45 minutes before the start of your event to get registration sorted and a proper warm up before you hit the course.
*Please note that due to the road closures there is a strict 3 hour time limit.
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.
RunThrough is always looking for enthusiastic volunteers to join their team and help organise these brilliant events. They often give a free race entry to volunteers in return for their time.
Please reach out to them directly or follow this link: https://www.runthrough.co.uk/volunteer-form/
Frequently Asked Questions
Are there water stations?
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?
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?
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?
There will be portable toilets within the event village.
Is there a time cut-off?
Yes, there is a strict 3 hour cutoff due to the road closures.
Will there be photographs of the event?
Yes, RunThrough will have an event photographer at the event and photos will be available on their social media pages after the event.