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What does my entry fee include?

What time does the race start?

Pack collection begins at 07:45. The race starts at 9am at the top Zoo car park and the runners will run through the Zoo gates. The race finishes at the Lions Den cafe.  There is a cut off time of 1 hour to allow for the Zoo to resume normal operation.

Is there a minimum age limit on this event?

Yes, this event is limited to runners 12 years and older.

Can you register for the event on the day?

Online registration is preferred there may be registration on the day or at pre-announced events depending on demand.  Please arrive in plenty of time to allow for this.

When will I receive my registration confirmation? 

Confirmation of your race entry will be sent to you automatically via email from Athletics NI  after your payment is made. 

What are the parking facilities at this event?

There is free parking at Belfast Zoo Car Park but this is limited to around 350 spaces. We would encourage car share/public transport where possible.  The 1e bus from Belfast Upper Queen street at 07:40 will get you to the Zoo for 08:12 

Will there be access to toilets?

There will be 4 portaloos available at registration area and limited access to the toilets at the Zoo reception.

Will there be a water station?

There will be no water stations oon the couse.  Canned water will be availabe at the finishing arena at the Lions Den cafe.

Are Dogs allowed at the Event?

No, with the exception of guide dogs, dogs are not permitted within the Zoo premises

Where will I find race results? 

Following the event all results will be published HERE on our website.

Can I wear headphones/earphones/earbuds? 

This is a unique course with many turns and we have marshal positions all round the course to provide direction. For this reason and also having so much to see and hear on the way round, we are discouraging runners from using headphones/earphones/earbuds.  However if you must, only bone conducting earphones are permitted for this race.