Streak for Tigers - Thursday 15 August
Everything you need to know before taking on the 'Streak for Tigers' event!
What is the format of the event
The event takes place in the evening once the zoo is closed to day visitors. The event will then open at 6:30pm and participants (Tiger Streakers) and spectators will enter into the central court of ZSL London Zoo via the main gate to ZSL London Zoo. Tiger Streakers will have from 6:30-7:30 to register and undress for the event (secure changing areas will be in place where you can leave your belongings). At 7:30pm the Tiger Streakers will congregate within the central court of London Zoo before embarking on their streak! It is envisaged that the streak will take approximately 5-10 minutes and all participants will receive a foil wrap at the end.
What is the minimum age to enter?
The minimum age to enter the event is 18yrs for participants and spectators. Proof of age will be required before entry on the night so please ensure you have ID with you. Failure to prove your age may result in non-admittance into the zoo.
Do I have to be completely naked?
Nudity is encouraged for all participants. However we understand that this can be quite daunting, so please do get in touch with us. This is a big undertaking and we don’t want to single anyone out who wants to take part. Don’t forget we will be providing tiger ears and masks! All participants will be provided with a foil wrap to start the race and you also need to wear shoes.
Can I invite friends and family to come along?
Friends and family over the age of 18 can attend on the evening and tickets can be purchased at www.zsl.org/streakfortigers. Access to the zoo will be limited to the central court and surrounding lawns within ZSL London Zoo where the Streak will be taking place. ID will be requested at the gate for anyone ZSL suspects to be under the age of 18 and no admittance will be granted if ID cannot be shown. Spectator tickets are purchased on a first come, first served basis.
How long will the streak be?
The streak will take place within ZSL London Zoo and will incorporate a small loop of the grounds no more than 350m
Will there be food and drink available
Food and drink will be available to be purchased in the Central area throughout the evening until 9pm.
If I am in the zoo for the day, can I just stay in for the evening?
No. For all evening events within ZSL London Zoo, we must clear the site first before allowing guests in again for the evening under their new ticket. You simply can leave the zoo at the end of the day and will be re-admitted a short time afterwards through the Prince Albert Gate for the opening of the event.
Is there somewhere I can leave my clothes and belongings?
Yes. There will be a secure changing area and place to store your bags. This area will be for the streakers only and no family or friends will be allowed to enter this area. ZSL will store your bags until 9pm when the event will close. If any bags go uncollected, they will be sent to Lost Property at the end of the night.
How do I get to ZSL London Zoo
Please see the plan your day section of the website, or click Visitor Information
Is the whole zoo open on the evening of the event?
No. The Streak for Tigers event will be limited to the central court and lawns of ZSL London Zoo. Family and friends will be able to cheer and encourage you from the Central court and the surrounding lawns. Food and drink will also be available in this area as well as the main gift shop.
Will I be arrested for nudity?
No. ZSL London Zoo is private land. However you must arrive and leave fully clothed to the event and respect others whilst inside. Any inappropriate behaviour will not be tolerated throughout the event and ZSL reserves the right to remove anyone who disobeys the rules.
What will the gender ratio be?
We hope to gain a good mix of Male and Females taking part in the event. It’s down to you to do as much as us to encourage both your male and female friends to take part.
How much is it to enter and how much do I need to raise?
For individual registrations, we ask for a non-refundable registration fee of £20 for the event and a pledge to raise £150 for Sumatran Tigers. We also encourage people to register as teams of up to 5 people. Team entries pay a £90 registration fee and a pledge to raise £600. We guarantee that you will find this easy as it is such a unique and daring event!
What is the money going towards
All money raised from the event will go to the ZSL Sumatran Tiger campaign. With only 300 Sumatran Tigers left in the wild, never has the need for ZSL to raise vital funds been greater.
How do I fundraise?
Official sponsorship forms and Justgiving information will be supplied once you have registered. All registration fees will go towards the costs of running the event and ZSL will benefit from the sponsorship and spectator fees raised in addition. We will of course do everything that we can to support you through out your fundraising, including giving you plenty of updates and encouragement along the way! Because of the daring nature of this event, we really hope your friends and family will get behind you!
Are there prizes for the highest fundraiser?
This event has been put in place to raise as much funds as possible towards the Sumatran Tiger Campaign. We want to help you do all that you can to raise those funds! As an incentive, the highest Individual fundraiser will win a Behind the Scenes experience at the Tigers for 2 people! We are also offering the highest team of fundraisers a very unique behind the scenes experience at ZSL London Zoo (Please note that because this will be offered to the full group of 5 streakers, the experience may take place in another animal house to accommodate the group). Further terms and conditions will be supplied to the winners and the deadline for the incentive to be won is 30 September 2013.
Will I be filmed and photographed?
Yes. By signing up to this event you are consenting to your picture being taken by the press and fellow event participants and their spectators. You are consenting to being filmed at the event. The Streak for Tigers event is very much a publicity event to raise the profile of our Sumatran Tiger campaign as well as raising vital funds. Therefore ZSL will use footage and photography for publicity purposes. If you want to keep your identity under wraps, keep the tiger mask (and ears!)on!
Can I take photos?
Yes. Everyone that takes part in the Streak for Tigers event consents to their photo being taken and used for publicity purposes. If you don’t want to be recognised, simply keep that mask on!
What is the cancellation policy?
Unfortunately we are unable to offer refunds to anyone that has signed up to the event. However, if you can find someone else to take your place in the event, please do let us know as we would be happy to transfer a place. Please note that the last date for transfers would be the 12th August. Under no circumstance will someone be allowed to run under another person’s name without ZSL’s consent and transfer of details.
How do I register?
You can register at www.zsl.org/streakfortigers . It only takes a few minutes and will be the greatest and most exhilarating challenge you will ever do! The event is limited to 300 participants and spectator numbers will also be limited.