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.

Registrations for the 2019 event will open in early 2019.

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.


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.

We also have an additional $100 jackpot prize if the Zebra Zoom course record is broken!

See our Past Events page for previous records!

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