Start Date14th May 2023 End Date14th May 2023

We are working with RunThroughUK to once again!

Race date: Sunday 14th May 2023

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! PLUS, those who complete the race get 20% off in the catering outlets on the day of the race!

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!

Some areas of the zoo maybe closed for a period of time to allow runners to make their way round.
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. 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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