Farm animals spent yesterday stampeding around Bath city centre topromote the WSPA’s funrun, City Stampede, will take place on May 10.

The students from Bath Spa University donned pig, cow, sheep and donkey costumes and enjoyed some of the many activities Bath has to offer including travelling on the bus and visiting famous landmarks such as the Roman Baths and even being invited for a special tea with The Right Worshipful Mayor of Bath, Councillor Tim Ball.

The stampeding animals relax with a copy of Veterinary Times City Stampede is a brand new fun run that anyone can take part in. The money raised will support WSPAs work, helping to improve the lives of farm animals around the world. Everyone running in the event must wear a farm animal costume, which is provided when they sign up for the run.

A WSPA spokesman said: “We hope the people of Bath and surrounding areas will join us and dress up as their favourite farm animals. It will be fun while also helping to raise valuable funds to support WSPAs global farm animal welfare campaigns. says John Gray, Regional Director WSPA UK.”

The route takes in the historical Royal Crescent, The Circus and Royal Victoria Park. Each lap is a mile long and participants can choose between two miles, five miles or for a real challenge 10 miles. Entry costs £40 and includes an animal costume for runners to wear for the event and keep.

Following the WSPA City Stampede, runners will get free entry to a barn dance by the bandstand in Royal Victoria Park where refreshments will also be available.

For further details call 0800 316 9772, email or visit

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