New 10k run proved a roaring success
ZSL London Zoo raced into spring with an exciting new
10k Zoo Stampede on Sunday 17 April, which saw 550 runners raise over £27,000 for the charity’s global work for wildlife.
Due to popular demand, the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) added this second Stampede to the calendar and called on fast-paced fundraisers to put their best foot forward for the wildest run in London.
Sprinters and strollers gathered in the Zoo to chase and prowl their way past some of the world’s most incredible animals including ring-tailed lemurs, meerkats and monkeys, before the herd then headed out to tackle the wilderness of Regent’s Park,
Some famous faces were spotted in the pack, former Great British Bake Off star Richard Burr was among the runners, as wasMoney Saving Expert Martin Lewis, both of whom are ZSL supporters.
Author and baker, Richard Burr, explained: “I’ve been a ZSL supporter for a number of years now and am passionate about our world’s wildlife. I love bringing my family to the Zoo, and after baking a cake for gorilla Zaire’s 40th birthday here I was keen to do more with ZSL.
“The Stampede is such a brilliant run, being able to start in the Zoo and the thought that funds raised help ZSL protect and conserve species keeps you going when you start to feel the burn!”
For anyone who missed out this time spaces are available for the next Stampede, taking place on Sunday 18 September, race towww.zsl.org/stampede to secure a spot on the starting line.
Running fees include entry into the Zoo, a commemorative medal and a goody bag for all finishers. Prizes will be presented to the first three males, females, and the fastest average team.