COLCHESTER STAMPEDE 10K – SUNDAY 20th MAY 2018
Race address: Colchester Zoo, Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 0SL
Start Time: 9:00am
Arrival Time: 6:45am – 7:30am
We recommend arriving at the Event Village between 6:45-7:30am to park, find your bearings and join in the warm up before the race. If you arrive after 7:30am, you can expect to queue into the car park, but we will get you all in as fast as we can.
You will only need one number attached to the front of your shirt. If you have your own pins then that would be great but we will have supplies if needed from the Information desk. Your timing chip will also be in the envelope, this needs to be attached to your shoe as per the instructions on the back of the chip. Without your chip you will not receive an official time.
If you have any queries please get in touch on info@ColchesterStampede.com.
Please make sure you keep your number on at all times during the race. At the finish you can dispose of your chip (we do not need to collect them back). You will find instructions on the back of your chip for how to attach it to your shoe correctly (as below):
The car park is located next to the start and finish line and we therefore recommend leaving any belongings in your car. There will will be an informal baggage drop located within the Event Village. If you wish to use the baggage drop, please collect a baggage label from the information desk and attach it to your bag before handing it in.
You will need to show your race number again when collecting your bag to ensure each bag is reunited with its rightful owner.
There will be portaloos within the event village.
There will be water provided at the 5k point of the race, and there will also be water available at the finish.
Don’t forget to grab your Ape Snack at the finish along with your medal and post race goodies. Ape have created delicious coconut snacks to get you eating better for yourself – none of that tasteless, cardboard, superfood, wafer stuff or the sugar laden, chemically pumped, processed nonsense either.
During the race
We will have marshals all around the course as well as km signs and arrows. The course will run through the Zoo, then out onto the closed roads for the 10k course before finishing back inside the Zoo. See the course map HERE.
Results will be available on http://www.colchesterstampede.com/ after the race.
We will have a photographer taking a few snaps of the race and they will be on Facebook after the race so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself.
We recommend you arrive as early as possible, as with many large sporting events there will be traffic coming into the venue. Please plan your journey accordingly!
The postcode for the event is: CO3 0SL
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.com
Colchester Zoo is situated on Maldon Road in Stanway.
The car park will open at 6:45am and we would advise arriving before 7:30am to avoid queuing into the carpark. Please expect a short queue if arriving after 7:45am. There will be plenty of FREE parking available for all runners and spectators next to the event village.
The nearest stations are: Colchester North and Marks Tey.
We advise planning your journey before the race to ensure you arrive at the train station with as much time as possible. Colchester North and Marks Tey train station are a 4 mile walk from the start line.
There are taxi services you can contact if this does not work for you, we’d recommend contacting and booking them well in advance.
The numbers for local services can be found here:
Taxi 555 – 01206 524524
MCS Minicab Services – 01206 544444
Lucky 6 Taxis – 01206 666666
For more information regarding how to get to the zoo visit the site HERE
Things to note!
For updates leading up to the race, please check out our Facebook page – https://www.facebook.com/colchesterstampede/ and ‘Check In’ on race day
If you #ColchesterStampede on Instagram with your race day collages and the best ones will feature on our page!
Please email info@ColchesterStampede.com with any questions.