Event Information

Run through the world-famous theme park Come and take advantage of this unique opportunity to “run wild” through the world-famous Chessington World of Adventures resort – and enjoy free entry to the attractions afterwards. The multi-award winning 10km, 5km and 2km Family Fun Run events – held in the heart of the (closed) theme park – raise money for a variety of wildlife conservation projects, to help keep animals healthy in the wild and out of captivity. After the official warm up led by celebrity trainer “Fit with Frank”, runners embark on the wild adventure through enclosures like “Trail of the Kings” and “Land of the Tiger” – which are home to some of the world’s most majestic animals – and race past iconic roller coasters like “Dragon’s Fury” and the “Vampire” ride (to name a couple). All participants are rewarded with huge medals, hi-fives from The Gruffalo mascot, rides on the “Adventure Tree” and complimentary refreshments. The Zoo, Sealife Centre and other enclosures are open for participants to enjoy for free. Spectating friends and family are welcome to accompany runners with an exclusive 50% discount.

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Event Information


Starting at the Adventure Tree in the heart of the park, enjoy 2km, 5km or 10km of traffic-free running through the park’s animal enclosures and past the theme park rides. The course is mostly on smooth tarmac, but there are some gravel sections and hills. Those wishing to run with buggies should enter the 2km Family Fun Run.

10km coming soon

Kids coming soon

Parking / Travel

Parking is available at the venue but please share lifts where possible.

Google map


Register online and then arrive in good time on event day to collect your race bib.

There’s no entry on the day I’m afraid.

All Chessington Running Wild participants will get FREE ENTRY to Chessington Zoo on 14 November 2020. Family Fun Run starts at 08:10, 10km and 5km mass start will be at 08:30.

Participants can also get 50% off of full price, standard admission Chessington Zoo tickets for spectating friends and family. BUY NOW and use promo code: V91022. Please refer to the T&Cs. X

Please consider raising money for our official charity partner Chessington Conservation Fund.

Bag Drop

Bag storage will be available. Please do not bring any valuables to the event.

Bag Drop

Access to the Park

Runners and their families are offered 50% discount to the park on race day. More details will be published soon.