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 7.00pm and participants (Tiger Streakers) will enter into the central court of ZSL London Zoo via the Prince Albert Gate (situated approx 100m down from the main gate). Spectators will enter via the ZSL London Zoo Fast Track Gate. Tiger Streakers will have from 7:00-8.00 to register and undress for the event (secure changing areas will be in place where you can leave your belongings). At 8:00pm 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 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 and will be asked to give the name of the individual they are coming to watch.
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. However over the years we have seen many of our streakers do multiple laps!
Will there be food and drink available?
Food and drink will be available to purchase in the central area 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 (participants) or Fast Track Gate (spectators) 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. Under no circumstances can cameras be used in the changing areas and the streakers only area.
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 tigers. We also encourage people to register as teams of up to five people. Team entries pay a £90 registration fee and a pledge to raise £700. 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 towards ZSL's work with tigers.
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 throughout 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 for ZSL. We want to help you do all that you can to raise those funds. As an incentive, the highest Individual fundraiser will win the opportunity to become a ZSL Wildlife Champion. Further information will be provided at the time of the event.
What are the rules with photography on the night?
This event has been designed as a fundraising event and as one that will help to raise the profile of ZSL’s work with Tigers. Therefore this very unique event is likely to receive media attention. By signing up to this event, participants and spectators are consenting to photographs and filming taking place throughout the evening by ZSL vetted individuals. Participant and spectator cameras are only permitted in the public areas (the central court) during the actual event. Under no circumstances can cameras be used in the changing areas and the streakers only area. Failure to adhere to this rule can result in photos being removed from cameras (including phones) and individuals being removed from the premises. If any behaviour is deemed to be inappropriate during the evening, this will result in immediate removal from the site. By entering the Streak for Tigers event you give permission for the free use of your name, voice or picture in any broadcast, telecast, advertising, promotion or any other account of this event. You also understand that photographs may be taken of you during the event that may be used to publicise future events and the work of the charity generally. Every effort will be used to ensure that no unauthorised photos are taken throughout the evening.
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 10th 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 here. It only takes a few minutes and will be the greatest and most exhilarating challenge you will ever do. The event has limited capacity and spectator numbers will also be limited.