The Dubbo Stampede is fast approaching with this year's event taking place on Sunday August 25, 2019.
There is a distance to suit everyone from a leisurely run, walk or wheel around the zoo circuit to the 10km, half marathon and full marathon.
The 5.3 km Dingo Dash is perfect run for families with kids of all ages, or for those who are looking for a leisurely stroll around the zoo's picturesque location. It involves one loop of the zoo circuit so you can enjoy seeing endangered and exotic animals whilst getting a little bit of exercise!
The 5.3km Wallaby Wheel is designed for participants in wheelchairs is being run for a third time this year. For those who like a bit more of a challenge there is the 10km Cheetah Chase, the 21.1km Zebra Zoom Half Marathon or 42.2km Rhino Ramble Marathon.
This year there is a new reason to lace up and get running.
Taronga Western Plains Zoo has partnered with the Dubbo Stampede to offer participants the opportunity to help raise funds for giraffe conservation.
So you can run for a cause and get your friends and family to sponsor you!
Giraffe are facing a silent extinction with populations plummeting a staggering 40% over the last 30 years.
Unfortunately habitat loss and human impact are two of the leading causes of population decline for this majestic animal.
The funds raised through the Dubbo Stampede will help ensure that Taronga Western Plains Zoo continues its vital breeding program and community partnerships with the Northern Rangelands Trust, whilst also increasing awareness of the threats facing giraffe.
"This is the first year we have added the option to raise funds for a specific conservation program and we hope it will have great benefits for the Giraffe conservation breeding program," said Fundraising Events Officer, Danielle Skerrett.
"By fundraising as part of the Dubbo Stampede event participants can win great prizes as they meet key fundraising milestones. By simply signing up participants will receive a free running cap."
"The Dubbo Stampede is a great community event that attracts visitors from across the state, it's a great opportunity to enjoy a day at the Zoo and enjoy some physical activity," said Danielle.
Costs will vary depending on the event, but the website provides full pricing and application details. Join us today to help ensure a thriving future for giraffe in the wild! Sign up to fundraise.
To register for the Dubbo Stampede and to start fundraising and run for a cause visit www.dubbostampede.com.au.