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Run Chester Zoo

Booked 3 times in the last week
Route description
Route description

This event provides a wonderful and unique opportunity to run in Chester Zoo! And 25% of each entry fee will go to the Zoo to help continue their fantastic conservation work across the globe. Chester Zoo is the most visited wildlife attraction in the UK and proudly named as the best zoo in the UK.

So don't miss out on this special chance to run alongside some rare and beautiful animals. And not only can you spot elephants, zebras, rhinos and giraffes during the race, your entry fee includes entry to the Zoo so you can explore everything it has to offer after the race.

The run itself begins within the Zoo for approximately 1k, before runners will head out onto beautiful closed country roads. The traffic free route provides a great opportunity for runners of all abilities to take on this challenge. The loop will of course come back around to finish back inside the Zoo.

Logistics and schedule

09:00 Event Begins

12:00 Event Ends

Please arrive to the event village early allowing yourself plenty of time to register and get ready for your race.

Cut-off Time

This race has a strict cut-off time of 90 minutes due to road closures.

Fancy Dress

Please note that fancy dress and face paint will not be permitted due to the risk of frightening animals within the zoo.

How to get there

Chester Zoo, Chester CH2 1EU, UK

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By Car

The Zoo is well signposted on the main roads around Chester; just follow the motorway signs towards Chester and you will see the brown zoo signs as you approach the city.


Car parking is free and disabled car parking spaces are available close to the zoo entrance. Blue badges must be displayed to use the disabled parking area.

By Train

Chester Zoo is easy to reach by train and is only a couple of miles from both Chester and Bache train stations,

Frequently asked questions
Will there be a bag drop at this even?
Runners are encouraged to leave their belongings in their car, however there will be an informal bag drop located in the event village. Please collect a baggage label from the information desk and attach it to your bag before handing it in.
Will there be water stations?
There will be a water station around halfway, and water available at the finish.
Does my booking cost include access to the Zoo?
Yes! Free entry to Chester Zoo is included in your race booking.
Booking related questionsDo you have a question about bookings, cancellations, or refunds?
9:00am Sun 31st Oct 2021

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