Test yourself in our 21.1km Zebra Zoom


For more experienced runners, or for those who are ready to train hard for a half marathon, the Zebra Zoom is perfect for you.
First time half marathon runners will appreciate the relatively flat course, while half marathon veterans will be challenged to run a new PB.

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

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The Zebra Zoom will start inside the Taronga Western Plains Zoo before you run out the zoo main gates into 'the wild'.
Runners travel along Obley Road (closed to traffic for the event) toward the Camp Road intersection. Runners then complete a loop of the picturesque Macquarie river circuit before re-entering the zoo.
Runners then run a complete loop of the zoo, past all the animals and finish at your starting point. 

The Zebra Zoom training plans can be found here.

Your registration includes your finishers’ medal, entry to the Taronga Western Plains Zoo, water bottle, medal and a free shirt for early bird registrations. 

Check out this snapshot of our half and full marathon course and see why Dubbo is an awesome running destination.


Race Entry

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

Participants for the half marathon must be 16 years or older

Full Entry Fees:

Individual 21.1km - $90

Prize money

Prize money is available for both male and female placegetters

  • First - $700

  • Second - $400

  • Third - $200

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

Our Zebra Zoom course record jackpot prizes are currently $200 male and $300 female.

See our Past Events page for previous records!

Marshalling Time

7.35 am - Please make sure you are near the start line. You may need to wait for the last of the Dingo Dash and Wallaby Wheel participants to cross the start line before marshalling. Follow instructions of the volunteers. 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 race is 4 hours

Toilets and stations

There will be 10 portaloos at the marshaling area, plus the following on the zebra zoom course:

  • 4km (water and toilets)

  • 6.5km (water and toilets)

  • 9km (water, sports drink, GU gels, toilets)

  • 10km (toilets)

  • 11km (toilets)

  • 11.5km (water)

  • 12.5km (toilet)

  • 13.5km (water and GU gels)

  • 16km (water)

  • 18.5km (water and toilets)

  • Victory!


Half Marathon Elevation Map 2017