Get moving with the 5.3km Dingo Dash 


The 5.3km Dingo Dash is a great option for those who want to walk or run around the zoo with family and enjoy the sights and sounds of animals from around the world.

The 2019 event will be held on Sunday 25th August 2019.

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If you’re a newbie runner, then the Dingo Dash is a great starting point in building your running experience. We'd love to have you on board! We have two different training plans to help you on your way - one for walkers looking to run and one for more experienced runners looking to set a new PB!

Your registration includes your finishers' medal, water bottle and one day entry to Taronga Western Plains Zoo before or after your race on Stampede weekend.

Children aged four and over must register to participate.

Children under four get free entry into the zoo, so littlies don't need to be registered in the Dingo Dash to participate. However, if you want a medal and racing bib for your under four year old, they will need to be a registered participant.

We advise children under 11 to stay within arms reach of an adult or guardian at all times throughout the race.


Race Entry

Registrations close Friday 23 August 11.00pm. Register Now!!

Full Entry Fees:

Individual 5km - $30

Family 5km - 2 adults & 2 children - $85

Family 5km - 2 adults & 3 children - $100

Family 5km - 2 adults & 4 children - $115

Prize money and placings

Prize money is available for both male and female placegetters

  • First - $400

  • Second - $200

  • Third - $100

All event placings (except the Wallaby Wheel) are determined through gun start.

The Dingo Dash course record prizes are currently $100 as both male and female records were broken in 2018. 

See our Past Events page for previous records.

Mashalling Time

7.20 am - Please make sure you are at the start line. Allow plenty of time to get to the zoo, and to walk to the race precinct from the parking areas located within the zoo.

Cut off to complete is 1.5 hours

Toilets and stations

There will be 10 portaloos at the marshalling area, plus the following on the Dingo Dash course

  • 2km (toilets)

  • 3km (toilets & water)

  • finish line (toilets, water, sports drink, fruit).