ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Stampede

Both the 10K and 2K events take runners past some of the world's most incredible animals. By taking part in this prestigious event and raising much needed funds for ZSL, you will be helping the charity to carry out its vital work to conserve endangered species.

This event is now closed and we will not be accepting entries on the day.  If you weren’t lucky enough to get yourself a place in the ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Stampede, we do have the ZSL London Stampede event taking place on the 14th September at ZSL London Zoo as well as many other fundraising challenges throughout the year. Please go to ZSL London Zoo Stampede to find out more and register.  Otherwise we look forward to welcoming you at the 2015 Whipsnade Stampede. To register your interest early, please email us at fundraisingevents@zsl.org


Event Information

Gates to the event open at 8:30am. The 10k will commence at 9:30am and the 2K will commence at 11:00am. Registration fees include entry into the zoo for the day, car parking for all runners, chip timing for the 10K and 2K events and medals for all finishers. • Prizes will be presented to the first 3 males, first 3 females, first mixed team of 3 runners of the 10k and the winner of the 2k. Please see below for Spectator information.

To view a map of the route, please download Map of 10K Whipsnade Zoo Stampede (330.8 KB) or the Map of 2K Whipsnade Zoo Stampede (651.78 KB)


Everything you need to know for the day


Late entry runner information:


Fundraise for ZSL

The ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Stampede is a great opportunity for ZSL to raise much needed funds. ZSL undertakes a wide range of work beyond its two fantastic zoos in London and Whipsnade. It is important to us that the full extent of our work is understood so that supporters can recognise our vision and mission to protect the natural world.

From our amazing conservation projects worldwide, to our world class scientific research, ZSL ensures the protection and future of endangered species. Unfortunately animals of all different species are losing their homes every day, and more and more are becoming extinct; however we hope within the next few years to decrease the number of endangered species and protect their environment.

If every runner raised just £50 by taking part in the ZSL Whipsnade Zoo Stampede, this would be mean that the event could raise a staggering £45,000. An incredible achievement! Once you have signed up to the event, you can start fundraising straight away. Please take a few minutes to set up a personal fundraising page today at Justgiving.com . Your page can then be sent to friends and family and posted to your social networking sites.

Every pound raised will help to care and conserve some of the most endangered and wonderful animals across the world.


    Spectators (Including Parents and Guardians of those running)

    All spectators will need to pay entry fees into ZSL Whipsnade Zoo. Friends and family wishing to come along and support you will receive a 10% discount on entry fees if they book online before the day of the event. Once registration is received from a runner, they will receive a discount code to pass onto friends and family. This can be found on the runners registration confirmation email along with further instructions. This discount offer is only valid for ticket purchased for the 8th June and is available now until the start of the event.

    Please note the following:

    • ZSL Members receive all the usual benefits for the day
    • Spectator ticket entitle you to access to the zoo for the whole day
    • Tickets purchased at the ticket booths on the day of the event will be charged at usual zoo prices
    • All usual ZSL Whipsnade Zoo attraction rules apply
    • Car parking is NOT included in the price of a spectator ticket

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