Run Chester Zoo

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Take on this special race and run past the wonderful animals in Chester Zoo. 25% of your entry fee goes to supporting the Zoo with their conservation and your entry fee includes entry to the Zoo! So come along for a unique and wonderful run, to support a great cause, and to earn your bespoke medal.
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Sun 31st Oct 2021
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Chester, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Chester Zoo, Chester CH2 1EU, UK
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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.
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What's included
  • Free Chester Zoo Entry (RRP. £24)
  • Bespoke finisher's medal
  • Chip-timed Results
  • Free RunThrough Kit Running Socks (RRP. £6)
  • Goodie bag
  • Well marked and marshalled course
  • Water stations
  • Closed roads
  • Bag drop
  • Toilets
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.
By Train
Chester Zoo is easy to reach by train and is only a couple of miles from both Chester and Bache train stations,
Event day logistics
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.
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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.
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Recent Questions
Laura Pickering
Can you pay entrance for spectators?
Lucy Reed
Can I run this event with a buggy? Girls are too young to pay zoo entry so it would not impact this. Thanks
Matt Wood
Hi Lucy, you are welcome to run with a buggy but we would please ask that you stick to the back at the start of the race in order to avoid congestion. :)
Carol Tidgwell
what time is the actually. Run. No details on site.
Lucy Harfield
Hi Carol, as it stands the race will start at 9am however this will be confirmed nearer the time of the event and a detailed race information email will be sent out to all entrants :)
Tickets on organiser’s site

90 High Holborn,

4th Floor, WC1V 6LJ

Reg number 10083277

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