Walking & Running Events on the Cotswold Way

27th May 2018

The Cotswold Way is popular for various walking, running and even a few cycling challenges throughout the year.  These include

Cheltenham's Three Peak Challenge (WALK) 02 Jun 2018
Take on this one day 30km trek challenge and conquer Cleeve, Crickley and Leckhampton Hill, seeing some of the best views that the Cotswolds has to offer!  Join the team today and complete this great local challenge for a fantastic local charity, St Vincent's & St George's Association.
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Trek The Night (WALK) 09 - 10 Jun 2018
Trek the Night is a gruelling 40 mile midnight hike that will push you to your limits. Think you can walk? Think again. This endurance challenge is tough, muddy, painful and a hell of a lot of fun.  Raising money for Action Medical Research for Children
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HEINEKEN Race to the Tower (RUN or WALK) 09 - 10 Jun 2018
This is a fully supported challenge along the Cotswold Way. You can run it or walk it from the start line near Stroud to the stunning finish at Broadway Tower. Complete the challenge non-stop or break it into two days, staying at the overnight basecamp t's suitable for elite runners through to keen walkers.
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Cotswold Way Challenge (RUN or WALK) 30 Jun - 1 Jul 2018
Whether you're a keen walker and new to endurance events, or even a marathon runner looking to up the distance - the journey will be unforgettable. With some training and determination anyone can take on the Cotswold Way - so join us for a real challenge in 2018.  Full Challenge (100km) - 24+hrs (or 2 days option); Half Challenge (1st/2nd ~ 50km); Quarter option (1st ~25km)
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Cotswold Way Relay (RUN) 30 Jun 2018
The Cotswold Way Relay is a 103 mile, 10 stage relay race which takes place on the last Saturday of June each year. It began in 1992. Operated as 10 back-to-back races, starting each stage with a mass start at the expected arrival time of the 1st runner from the previous stage. 
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Run Winchcombe (RUN) 26 Aug 2018
Prior to the Winchcombe Country Show there will be the Run Winchcombe Event at Sudeley Castle featuring a 5k fun run, a 10k hill climb to the Neolithic long barrow Belas Knapp for the more adventurous and a 1k for 10s and under.
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100 Mile Run - The Cotswold Way Challenge (RUN or WALK) 21- 24  Sep 2018
Run or walk 100 miles over four days along the beautiful Cotswold Way Trail, staying each night in runners villages (event campsites).
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Cotswold Way Century (RUN) 22-23 Sep 2018
You'll have 30 hours to complete the event (the Cotswold Way from Chipping Campden to Bath Abbey), with intermediate cut-offs along the way. 
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Circuit of Bath Walk (WALK) 24 Sep 2018
Although the whole route is 20 miles long, participants can do as little as 2 miles if they want, thanks to a unique shuttle bus service that operates via the 5 checkpoints during the day. The event is free to enter but participants are asked to raise as much sponsorship as they can so that Julian House can continue to help & support homeless and marginalised men and women
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Five Valleys Walk in Stroud (WALK) 30 Sep 2018
The Five Valleys Walk is suitable for all ages and abilities. You can choose your distance to suit you – from just a couple of miles to the full 21 miles.  Raising money for Meningitis Now.
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Dursley Walking Festival (WALK) 03-08 Oct 2018
4 Days of walks of varying lengths and interests to suit all abilities and interests. There is now 2 pre festival walks on the 3rd October as part of this years programme. 

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Broadway Marathon & Half Marathon (RUN) 18 Nov 2018
The Broadway Marathon and Half Marathon offer runners the opportunity to challenge themselves and each other amid the stunning scenery of the northern Cotswolds. The marathon route follows a figure-of-eight along public footpaths, bridleways, and minor country roads.
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Doynton Hard Half Marathon (RUN) 21 Jan 2019
The Doynton Hard Half Marathon is a hilariously hilly, marvellously muddy and totally tough cross-country running race of half marathon distance (give or take a field or two).
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You can find more events here https://www.nationaltrail.co.uk/cotswold-way/events 

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Cotswold Crag - Cleeve Hill with walkers in the distance - Countryside Agency - Jo Ward
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