Colchester Stampede 10k
Sunday 15th May 2022
Address: Colchester Zoo, Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 0SL

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Start Time:

Please note that there is a 90-minute cut-off time for this event. If you have any concerns about the cut-off time, please get in touch with us at [email protected].

Race Packs

If you entered before Friday 29th April, you will receive a race pack in the post. If you entered after this day, a pack will be waiting for you to collect on the day. If you are expecting a pack in the post and do not receive it by Sunday, please head to the information desk before the start of your race and we will issue you with another one.

Collection Times:
7:30 – 8:30am

Your timing chip will be attached to the bottom of your race bib. Please remove the strip and attach it to your shoe shiny side up as per the instructions on the back of the chip. 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).



When you receive your race packs, please take a couple of minutes to fill out the brief runner information form which can be found printed on the back of your bib. This will help us greatly in case of an emergency!


Address: Colchester Zoo, Maldon Road, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 0SL

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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!

By Car

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.

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 7:30am. There will be plenty of FREE parking available for all runners and spectators next to the event village.

By Rail

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 524524MCS
Minicab Services – 01206 544444
Lucky 6 Taxis – 01206 666666

For more information regarding how to get to the zoo visit the site HERE


For this event we will use portable toilets. If you live locally we recommend using toilets at home.


Please limit the number of belongings you bring to the event. The car park is located next to the start and finish line and we therefore recommend leaving any belongings in your car. There will be an informal self-service bag drop area within the event village for runners who need it.

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.

If you need to overtake on the course please be sure to take a wide berth around the runner in front.



Results will be available on after the race.


Dogs are not permitted within the event village or zoo.

Zoo Entry

All runners will be able to claim their free Zoo entry on the day of the race after you finish by showing your medal to the staff at the entrance.

In order to gain entry to the Zoo you will need to show your medal. Please be advised there may be a short queue when waiting to enter the Zoo.


Colchester Zoo has reserved a limited number of tickets for friends & family of the runners to visit Colchester Zoo on the 15th May.

Tickets for friends & family of the runners are available to book until Saturday the 14th May at 9pm. Passholders are not required to pre-book in advance.

Spectator tickets can be purchased here.


There will be water provided at the 5k point of the race, and there will also be water available at the finish. Please bring your own water to the event to avoid congestion on the course. We recommend staying hydrated in the lead-up to the event.


We will have a photographer taking a few snaps of the race and they will be available here after the race so be sure to check it out and see if you can spot yourself.

Social Media

For updates leading up to the race, please check out our on Twitter @runthroughuk use the hashtag #Runthroughuk in the build-up to the race.

If you want to talk all things running before and after the event join our RunThrough Chat group on Facebook.

If you #RunThroughUK on Instagram with your race day collages, the best ones will feature on our page!


We recommend downloading the NHS COVID-19 App onto your phone if you haven’t already before the race.

After the race

Do NOT stop within the finish area. Please continue through the finish until you pass the medals and are in an open space.

There will be sealed ACTIPH water bottles at the finish for each runner to collect along with your medal and Love Corn which will be laid out on tables for you to help yourself.


If your race entry included an add-on event T-shirt, this will be posted to you. We will not have these available to collect on the day.

If you have purchased an additional item of RT Kit with your race entry, please head to the RT Kit stall on the day of your race, with your email order confirmation and we will have your item ready for collection!