Bookable Extras

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Bookable extras are designed to make the planning for your challenge as easy as possible -providing options for your joining & leaving arrangements, and are summarised below. Scroll down for details & prices on each category, then click ‘BOOK NOW’ once you’re ready to make an online booking

optional services

CIRENCESTER – MAIN START VENUE (0 km) –  UNIVERSITY ROOMSFriday night before your challenge (generally suits Full 100km, 1st Half & 1st Quarter Challengers)

Start venue is also the main finish – Saturday night is bookable for ‘fast finishers’ (runners / joggers) – and for 1st Half Finishers & 2nd Half Starters (both with correct transfer booked as well) 

No Camping is available at Cirencester basecamp

WOTTON HALF WAY VENUE (53 km) CAMPING – Saturday night – primarily for the ‘2 Day  Daylight Full 100 km’ option for overnight sleep / recovery – AND also works for ‘1st Half & 2nd Quarter Finishers’ & for the early Sunday morning 2nd Half starters

All- inclusive package or PITCH only option (inc Camper Vans) is available at Wotton Under Edge ONLY. 

Parking for your vehicle is available at:

  • The Major Start / Finish Venues. This combined with the ‘before & after’ bus transfer options will enable you to join & leave the event ‘sensibly’
  • Supporter Parking Pass – so friends / family can park at some ‘key’ venues along the route. 

Shuttle busses to help with your logistics:

  • Transfer to main Cirencester start venue from the local train station
  • Transfer from a finish venue back to the start so your car is with you ‘after’ you finish your challenge (ie – you park your car at your finish).

After your challenge:

  • Transfers from your finish to the local train station
  • Transfers back to your start venue (where you may have initially parked your car).

Friday Night Dinner – available to book for anyone staying at Cirencester (basecamp) on Friday night.

NO NEED TO PRE BOOK – AND IS AVAILABLE ON THE DAY AT YOUR START (Pay cash or Card)

  • Have an overnight type bag transferred from your start to your finish (or store in Cirencester if on the Full Challenge)
  • Full 100 km Challengers – have your bag (or camping gear) transferred to the 53 km Half Way and then on to the finish.

parking

Parking is available at the main venues. If you’re not doing the full Challenge (100 km) – check that our optional Shuttle Services also work for you.

All weekend at Cirencester (basecamp)

Friday 4pm – 11pm & Saturday 6am – Sunday 10pm

Ideal for challengers starting/finishing at Cirencester.

Saturday for the day at Painswick:

Car park hours: Saturday 5.30am – 6pm

Ideal for 1st Quarter challengers.

All weekend at Wotton-Under-Edge

Saturday 5.30am – Sunday 10am

Ideal for challengers starting/finishing at Wotton-Under-Edge.

Supporters can book a pass for parking at Cirencester (basecamp), Painswick (24km) &  Wotton-Under-Edge (53km) .

Accommodation - Friday or Saturday

Cirencester (basecamp)

Royal Agricultural University ‘halls of residence’ rooms available at our Cirencester basecamp for Friday & /or Saturday nights – with single & twin share options. You must bring your own sleeping bag, pillow & towel. Parking & breakfast the following morning is included in your package.

Friday 23rd night – suitable for anyone starting at Cirencester. 

Saturday 24th night – for Full Continuous runners / joggers (likely to finish Sat eve), OR 1st Half challengers (post finish) & 2nd Half challengers (pre start). Do not book Saturday if you are a 2 Day 100 km Challenger. 

NOTE – if you want the ‘optional dinner’ on Friday evening, served between 6-9pm, you must book this as a separate item on the booking form.

Single room with en-suite for one night. 

Twin room (2 people sharing) with en-suite for one night. 

Camping - Saturday NIGHT

Wotton-under-Edge

At the 53 km  ‘half way’ rest stop in Wotton on Saturday 24th.

Inclusive Packages – with pre pitched tent & roll mat (you bring a sleeping bag & other equipment). Parking & breakfast the following morning is included in your package.

Pitch Only Option – bring your own tent or campervan (+ all equipment). Parking & breakfast the following morning is included in your package.

You will be able to add on extra campers to your Pitch ONLY option under the same booking. Make sure you look for the Extra Campers’ option under the relevant location where you want to camp on the booking form.

Hot showers, rest area, changing rooms, & hot drinks included. Use our optional Baggage Service to move your kit from the start.

Ideal for the 2 Day 100 km Challenge. Also may suit 1st Half & 2nd Quarter challengers (post finish) and 2nd Half challengers (pre start). 

Spacious 2-man tent & roll mat – all set up and ready for you. You need to bring a sleeping bag & other equipment.

Roomy 3-man tent & roll mats all set up and ready for you – plenty of space for 2 people and bags! 

Reserve a space for your tent or campervan. You’ll have access to hot showers, toilets & other facilities – and includes breakfast Sunday morning.  

Reserve a spot on an already booked Pitch/Campervan on our campsite. (Please ensure when booking for extra campers you have already purchased a Pitch/Campervan space).

Please select how many additional people per Pitch/Campervan (max 3 people additionally per pitch – 4 in total under the same booking). If you would like to book more than 4 people, you will be able to book another PITCH/ Campervan with extra campers following the same process.

You will have access to hot showers, toilets & other facilities – and includes breakfast the following morning.  

Pre Challenge Transfers

We’ve a range of shuttle services to take you to your start line, before your challenge. Kemble Station is the closest rail link to the Cirencester Royal Agricultural University basecamp (it’s on the Swindon to Gloucester line).

Ideal for all starting in Cirencester.

From the station to the main start line & University accommodation at Cirencester basecamp – on a regular shuttle service during the times:

  • Friday 4pm – 8pm
  • Saturday 6am – 9am

Ideal for 1st Half Challengers

Park your car at the finish in Wotton-Under-Edge & get a shuttle to your start line in Cirencester (basecamp). This service will run:

  • Only once on Saturday at 6am

Ideal for 2nd Quarter Challengers

Park your car at the finish in Wotton-Under-Edge & get a shuttle to your start line in Painswick. This service will run:

  • Only once on Saturday 8am

Ideal for 2nd Half Challengers

Park your car at the finish in Cirencester & get a shuttle to your start line in Wotton-Under-Edge. This service will run:

  • Only once on Sunday at 5am (remember – it’s an early start!)

Post Challenge Transfers

We’ve a range of shuttle services to take you where you need to go after your challenge.

Ideal for anyone finishing at Cirencester basecamp

To Kemble Station – operating a regular service, although there may be a wait at quiet periods (up to an hour), during the times:

  • Saturday – 5pm – last train
  • Sunday – 6am – 10pm

Ideal for 1st Half Challengers

From the finish line in Wotton-Under-Edge to Stroud train station – operating a regular service, although there may be a wait at quiet periods (up to an hour), during the times:

  • Saturday – 11am – 11pm

Ideal for 1st Half Challengers

From the finish line in Wotton-Under-Edge back to the start in Cirencester (basecamp) – operating a regular service, although there may be a wait at quiet periods (up to an hour), during the times: 

  • Saturday – 11am – 11pm
  • Sunday – 7am (for campers ONLY heading back to the start line in Cirencester)

Ideal for 1st Quarter Challengers

From the finish line in Painswick back to the start at Cirencester (basecamp) via Stroud train station:

  • Saturday – 12pm (midday) – 7pm

Baggage Transfers

We’ve a range of services taking your bags forward for access during the challenge – for a change of clothes or shoes, extra layers for the night, or those snacks you can’t do without!

Please note the max weight limits – these are strict, and bags will be weighed. Quoted prices are per bag.

Baggage services will be paid in cash/card on the day – and you cannot pre book.

Ideal for all Continuous 100km Challengers.

Store your bag safely at the start in Cirencester (basecamp).

Ideal for Full Challenge walkers & joggers. 

We will take your bag (max weight 20kg) from the start in Cirencester, onto the half way stop in Wotton-Under-Edge (where you will have access to it), and then onwards to the finish in Cirencester.

Ideal for all Half Challengers.

We will take your bag (max weight 20kg) from your start to your finish.

Ideal for all Quarter Challengers.

We will take your bag (max weight 20kg) from your start to your finish.

For all official Runners (ie  confirmed as a Runner on entry & dressed as such on the day) – our kit drop service will take a small (10kg max) bag forward for you to access:

  • Full Challenge runners – start > midway > finish
  • Half & Quarter Challenge runners – start > finish 

If you have a bag heavier than 10kg/2nd bag – please note the standard rates of our baggage service will apply.

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