Start Date28th Apr 2024 End Date28th Apr 2024

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Race date: Sunday 28th April 2024

The event, which supports the Zoo’s charity, Action for the Wild, will run through the Zoo for 1km, before heading out onto local closed roads, before finishing back at the Zoo.

Those taking part will also receive FREE entry to Colchester Zoo after the race as well as a fantastic medal for those who complete the run!

For any enquiries regarding the Stampede please contact the event organisers, RunThrough at

Visitors will be able to support the runners at a limited number of points in the Zoo so do look out for them and cheer them on as they pass!

Certain roads around the zoo will be closed from 8:30am ready for 9:00am race start time. Please factor this into your journey as you may want to get in a little earlier to avoid the closures.

From 20th April to 18th May 2024, the A12 southbound entry slip road at J26 Stanway will be CLOSED.

A diversion will be put into place which will divert traffic to the A12 northbound at J26 Stanway and travel to J27 and re-join the A12 southbound at J27 entry slip road. Please consider this when planning your journey as you may experience heavy traffic in this area and an alternative route may be beneficial.

Find out more here.

Some areas of the zoo maybe closed for a period of time to allow runners to make their way round.
Gates will be opening from 8:30am for runners’ friends & family who have booked. Catering outlets and Guest Services will not open until our usual opening time of 9:30am.

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