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.
Participants
Half Marathon, Half Marathon inc T-Shirt (+£12) and Group of 6
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Calendar
Sun, 2 Oct 2022
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Colchester, United Kingdom
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4.6
(47 Reviews)
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Where and when
Location
Colchester Zoo, Maldon Rd, Colchester CO3 0SL, UK
Start times
Sun, 2 Oct 2022
Half Marathon:
9:00am |
Half Marathon inc T-Shirt (+£12):
9:00am |
Group of 6:
9:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for RunThrough Colchester Stampede Half Marathon
Half Marathon
Distance
13.1mi
£36.00
Half Marathon inc T-Shirt (+£12)
Distance
13.1mi
£48.00
Group of 6
Distance
0mi
£16.70
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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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
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.
Race Pack
Race Packs must be collected on the day of the event, before the start of your race, from registration. Please be aware that you will not receive anything in the post.
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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.
FAQs
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.
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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.
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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.
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Are there toilets at the Colchester Stampede Half Marathon?
There will be portable toilets within the event village.
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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.
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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.
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Reviews
4.6
47 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
CrowdsIncredible crowds
nick
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4.7
Did the race in 2022
A fast course that isn't too hilly. Great to have the zoo visit included, assuming you've still got the energy after running 13 miles
peter
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
Well organised. Thank you!
lexy
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3.7
Did the race in 2022
Not much opportunity for spectators on the course, which is 3 laps of the same circuit in roads around fields….not much to look at or motivate on the way round. Atmosphere and organisation at the event village was excellent. It wasn’t clear that spectators didn’t have to buy a ticket to get in so it was an expensive race for me buying 3 spectators tickets on top of race entry.
lily
Star
4.7
Did the race in 2022
So much fun!
cassie
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
So well organised, everyone was so friendly. Would run it again
ton
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
Had a fantastic day. First ever half marathon and came 3rd in my category, so absolutely chuffed to bitsMarshal's throughout the route were great and really made the running seem easier
silviya
Star
5.0
Did the race in 2022
Wonderful people, amazing day!
gavin
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4.3
Did the race in 2022
Really good, however, let down by the chip didn’t work for 2 of our 4 group, so no time 😡
stacey
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4.7
Did the race in 2022
More water stations would be good
danielle
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5.0
Did the race in 2022
Marshals were fantastic. Route beautiful. Loved it 😍
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Recent Questions
Nicole Rand
02/04/2019
Hi. Do family coming to support need to buy zoo entry?
Stephy Dennis
08/04/2019
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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