Dubbo Stampede Logo: A Running Festival for Everyone

Run with the herd at the 2016 MAAS Group Dubbo Stampede Running Festival


A running festival for everyone.

August 28. | Taronga Western Plains Zoo, Dubbo

Registrations close August 26.

Registration closes in

Our vision

The 2016 MAAS Group Dubbo Stampede Running Festival is an event for the whole community, their family, friends, and keen runners from around Australia and the rest of the world.

We want to get our community running, and over the past five years, we've been able to do just that. 

We're focused on a sharing our love of running, promoting health and building a stronger community.

The Dubbo Stampede Running Festival is now recognised as one of Australia's most unique and positive running experiences - the only Running Festival in Australia (and likely the world) set within a zoo!

Close up of zebra eye

Just starting out?

Walk or run the 5.5km CH40 Dingo Dash. Families welcome.

Ready to take your run to the next level?

Join the 10km Big Blue Digital Cheetah Chase.

Serious about your run?

Test your pace with our 21.1km Destination NSW Zebra Zoom.

Are you a real contender?

Tackle our premier event,  our 42.2km MAAS Group

Rhino Ramble.

Choose your race!


Dingo Dash - 5.5km - Brought to you by CH40

Individual - $30

Family #1 (2 adults and 2 children) - $84

Family #2 (2 adults and 3 children - $100

Family #3 (2 adults and 4 children) - $115

Cheetah Chase - 10km - Brought to you by Big Blue Digital

Individual - $55

Zebra Zoom - 21.1km - Brought to you by Destination NSW

Individual - $85

Rhino Ramble - 42.2km - Brought to you by MAAS Group

Individual - $115

Please note: We're a non profit organisation for the benefit of our community. This year our target cause is the Indigenous Marathon Project. No refunds are available on entry fees.

About our venue

We are proud to call Taronga Western Plains Zoo home. 

Not only will you have a chance to view the animals of Taronga Western Plains Zoo as your run past, once the race is complete you'll have a chance to check out the wildlife at a more leisurely pace: race entry entitles you entry to the zoo throughout the rest of the day.

You'll also pass through some of regional NSW's most interesting landscapes - this year the herd will stampede along the improved Tracker Riley Cycleway, passing the beautiful Macquarie River - and all just a short distance from the Dubbo CBD.

Meet our patron: Robert De Castella

Deek is Australia’s greatest ever marathon runner.

He set the world record in 1981, became Australia’s first Track and Field World Champion in 1983, won two Commonwealth Games marathons in 1982 and 1986 and dominated the event worldwide for most of the 1980’s. While he represented Australia at four Olympic Games, finishing 5th, 8th, 10th and 26th, Robert is probably best remembered for the Brisbane Commonwealth Games when he came from over a minute back to catch, and eventually run away from, duel Tanzanian champion JumaIkanga.

In 1983, he was voted Australian of the Year and honoured with an MBE.

He is currently the Director of the Indigenous Marathon Foundation, a project that uses running to change lives. The project annually selects a group of young Indigenous men and women to complete the New York City Marathon with just six months of training.

Thank you to our sponsors

Prime and The Daily Liberal

And our media partners

Register Now! 

Registrations close August 26

Ready to accept the challenge? Don't worry, we'll be with you every step of the way!