Families, runners of all abilities and walkers are now able to book their place to run with the herd, with the Dubbo Stampede taking registrations for their 2017 event.

The Dubbo Stampede, which will be held on 27 August at the iconic Taronga Western Plains Zoo, will again have the 5.3 km Dingo Dash, 10 km Cheetah Chase, 21.1 km Zebra Zoom Half Marathon and 42.2 km Rhino Ramble Marathon events.

This year, for the first time, the Dubbo Stampede will offer a wheelchair race titled the ‘Wallaby Wheel’, which will use the same 5.3 km course around the zoo as the Dingo Dash.

Participants will compete for their part of $8,500 in prize money, while everyone that completes an event will receive a medal and get to experience a wonderful community event that prides itself on being a ‘running festival for everyone’.

Dubbo Stampede President, Rod Campbell can’t wait for registrations to start coming in.

“Now that we have officially launched the Stampede, things start to get really exciting and as we see the entries coming in, we know it is going to be another big and enjoyable event,” Mr Campbell said.

“Year on year we get a lot of families and individuals returning which is fantastic, but I also want to really encourage anyone that has thought about participating previously and not gone ahead to take part this year.

“Whether you’re a serious runner looking to compete for the prize money or simply want to run or walk a distance at your own leisure, this event caters for everyone.”

As with previous years, participating in the Dubbo Stampede will include one day entry to the zoo either on Saturday, 26 August, or following your event on the Sunday which represents fantastic value for both locals and those travelling to Dubbo alike.

A number of deals regarding family entry and an early bird special are currently available for participants.

The Dubbo Stampede would like to thank its sponsors and event partners – the MAAS Group, Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Big Blue Digital, Channel 40, Rhino Promotions, Ability Links, Macquarie Credit Union, Dubbo City Toyota, Hertz, Charles Sturt University and the Daily Liberal.

To register or get more information, visit www.dubbostampede.com.au.