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30 hour event over 21st -22nd September 2018
Simply put, it's the Cotswold Way. Start in Chipping Campden at the Village Hall, stop in Bath at Bath Abbey, follow the signs marked "Cotswold Way". Although we may add occasional markings near check points or where the route has more than 1 option, please plan on the only route markings being the existing Cotswold Way markers (follow the acorn). THIS MEANS YOU NEED TO BE ABLE TO READ A MAP! You'll have 30 hours to complete the event, with intermediate cut-offs along the way.
It's really very hilly, because the people who created it wanted you to see every beautiful viewpoint on the top and every chocolate-box village at the bottom, and the only way to do that is to keep going up and down. There are a few road sections, a lot of hard stone tracks, plenty of green and grassy paths, and a fair number of ploughed fields along your route.
Minimum Entry Requirement: For your entry to be accepted, you need to have completed an ultra of 40+ miles after March 31st 2017. If you haven't met this requirement, please don't enter. Multi-day races only count if one of the days is 40+ miles (yes, MDS 2018 non-stop stage is OK). Please do not enter until you have completed your qualifier! If your entry is rejected due to failure to satisfy the organisers you have met this requirement, your fee will be refunded less a £10 administration / transaction fee. Minimum age: 21 on race day.
Entries Open: January 1, 2018
Entries Close: September 7th
Transfers Close: September 7th (£10 fee)
Entry Limit: 130
NO ON THE DAY ENTRIES
Price (Includes Personal Tracker):
Check points will be placed at convenient intervals where the route is on or near a road. Water and cola will be available at each check. A variety of sweet and savoury snacks will also be available at the check points. Be reminded, though, that it may take a couple of hours to get from one stop to the next, so participants must carry a drink throughout (see Race Rules). Runners will be able to leave drop bags for some check points, to avoid the need to carry an entire day's food from the start.
Drop bags & Bag for finish: We are happy to take a bag to the finish from registration for each runner. We will have tags at registration so you can tag your bags with your number. All drop bags will get to the finish.