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  It's Your Challenge

      ... Your Way!

As an Individual or Team

.. Full, Half, or Quarter 

    Walk, Jog, or Run

27/28 JUNE 2020

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With a grand start in Bath next to the world famous Royal Crescent it's not long before it's the first of the hills - and with 2000 metres of climb over the Full 100km course - this is a Challenge!

The views out to the west over the Severn Estury are spectacular, and if you want to make the most of them there's a 100km 2 Day 'Daylight' option - with camping at halfway. There's Half & Quarter Challenge options also.

As an individual or as a team it's a great way to do get fit, set a new goal, and to fundraise for a charity that's special for you if you want to. We'll be with you every step of the way - from kit advice, optional training walks, to moral support and great hospitality.

Push yourself further in 2020 - you'll be amazed at what you can achieve!

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Choose your Challenge

  Click below:

FULL - CHALLENGE
     100km Bath to Cheltenham
      Continuous with rest stops
      Sat 27 - Sun 28 June

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Setting out from the historic Royal Crescent in the centre of Bath Saturday morning we are soon out into the countryside along the Cotswold Way - with over 2,590 of ascent across the full 100km route to Cheltenham this is one of the toughest Ultra Challenges in the series. The climbs will test you but the views will reward you with some of the UK's best scenery. 

Distance & Elevation: 100km/ 2590m

Start location: Royal Crescent, Bath

Start times

  • 8am Runners
  • 8.20am -9.40am Walkers/Joggers

 

Finish location: Cheltenham

 

Finish times: 

  • Runners - 9 - 16 hrs
  • Joggers - 16 - 20 hrs
  • Walkers - 20 - 36 hrs (max time)

 

Food & Rest Stops: Every 10-15km under marquees with support - including toilets, medics, Massage, changing rooms, rest areas, hot & cold drinks, snacks and much more.

  • 25km - sandwich picnic lunch
  • 50km - 3 course hot meal
  • 79km - dinner / cooked breakfast
  • 100km - cooked breakfast / BBQ
  • Glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt!
  • Snacks & drinks every 10-15km

FULL DAYLIGHT CHALLENGE
     100km Bath to Cheltenham
      2 days with camp option
      Sat 27 & Sun 28 June

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If you want to tackle the full 100km challenge but see it all in daylight - then you can split the route up and take on the 1st half Saturday, setting out from Bath early morning, then stopping overnight at Wotton (50km) and either camping with us, or booking a local B&B. Then an early start on Sunday to tackle the toughest section of the route, view a climb up to Coaley Peak, where you will be rewarded with views of 5 surrounding counties, before descending into Cheltenham. 

Distance & Elevation: 

  • Day 1: 50km/ 1095m
  • Day 2: 50km/ 1495m


Start location:
 Royal Crescent, Bath

 

Start times

  • Day 1: Sat; 8am runners, 8.20-9.40am walkers 
  • Day 2: Sun; 6 - 6.30am

  

Finish location: Cheltenham

 

Finish times:

  • Runners - 4 - 8 hrs per day
  • Joggers - 7 - 10 hrs per day
  • Walkers - 10 - 17 hrs per day

 

Food & rest stops: Every 10-15km under marquees with support - toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks and much more. 

  • 25km - sandwich/picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 50km - three course hot meal
  • 79km - brunch/ lunch
  • 100km - cooked breakfast/ BBQ
  • Glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt!
  • Snacks, water & drinks - every 10-15km

 

Camping options*: 

  • Saturday night at Half Way (49km)
  • Package includes tent & bag transfer
  • £59 per person, £85 two people

1st HALF CHALLENGE
      ~50km Bath to Wotton
      Sat 27 June

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The 1st Half Cotswold Way Challenge is a 50km route, with over 1090m of climb - a beautiful route, you will pass along the Cotswold Way through scenic villages and up some tough climbs rewarded by the views of the surrounding areas. A tough challenge but achievable with the right training!

 

Distance & Elevation: 50km/ 1095m

 

Start location: Royal Crescent, Bath

 

Start times
8:00am Runners
8.20 - 9.40am Walkers 

 

Finish location: Wotton Under Edge

 

Finish times: 

  • Runners - 4 - 8 hrs
  • Joggers - 7 - 10 hrs
  • Walkers - 10 - 16 hrs

 

Food & rest stops: Every 10-15km under marquees with toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks and much more. 

  • 25km - sandwich picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 49km - three course hot meal
  • Glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt!
  • Snacks, water & drinks - every 10-15km

2nd HALF CHALLENGE
      ~50km from Wotton
      Sun 28 June

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You can take on the 2nd half challenge either by joining someone on the Full Challenge from Wotton on the Saturday evening (any time after 5pm) or by joining our mass start on Sunday morning from 6 - 6.30am. The 2nd half is a tougher challenge than the 1st, with nearly ~1,500m of ascent (a third more than the 1st half). An ascent of Coaley Peak will reward you with fantastic views of the surrounding areas - where the descent undulates all the way to the finish line in Cheltenham! 

Distance & Elevation: 50km/ 1495m

Start location: Wotton-Under-Edge

Start times

  • Sat - join a Full Challenger - from 5pm
  • Sun - 6 - 6.30am

Finish location: Cheltenham

Finish times: 

  • Runners - 4 - 8 hrs
  • Joggers - 7 - 10 hrs
  • Walkers - 10 - 16 hrs

Food & rest stops: Every 10-15km under marquees with toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks and much more. 

  • 31km (signed as 79km) - hot lunch
  • 51km (signed as 100km) - BBQ
  • Snacks, water & drinks - every 10-15km

1st QUARTER CHALLENGE
      25km Bath to Tormarton
      Sat 27 Jun

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Our 1st Quarter Challenge is a great intro to the Cotswold Way - setting out on Saturday morning from Bath's historic Royal Crescent you will pass through beautiful scenery with some hilly ascents of ~670m, passing through Bath racecourse & Dryham park before finishing in the village of Tormarton.

 

 

Distance & Elevation: 25km/ 670m

 

 

Start location: Royal Crescent, Bath

 

Start times
8am Runners
8.20 - 9.40am Walkers

 

Finish location: Tormarton

 

Finish times: 

  • Runners - 2 - 3 hrs
  • Joggers - 3 - 5 hrs
  • Walkers - 4 - 7 hrs

 

Food & rest stops: Every 10-15km under marquees with toilets, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks and much more. 

  • 10km - snacks & drinks
  • 25km - sandwich picnic lunch & fizzy drinks

Optional Extras...
     Baggage, Camping,
     & Transport
     ... Find out more >

 

OPTIONAL EXTRAS

BAGGAGE

All baggage services are paid for in cash on the morning of the challenge - you do not need to pre-book online.

 

Transfers to your finish...

  • Full Challengers - £10
  • Half Challengers - £5
  • Quarter Challengers - £5

Transfers to half way & finish...

  • Available to Full Challengers only
  • £15 for walkers & joggers
  • Included for runners

 

CAMPING

You must pre-book all camping packages online in advance using the form below.

Saturday night ONLY - Wotton-Under-Edge– available to 2 Day Challengers (mid-Challenge) & 2nd Half Challengers (pre-Challenge) starting on Sunday. 



- Full Camping Package - includes: 

Includes:

  • 2-Man tent & x1 roll mat
  • Baggage transfer to finish or storage

 Single occupancy - £55  //  Twin share - £75

 

- Pitch Only Package - includes: 

  • Pitch-only - bring own tent 
  • x1 Baggage transfer to campsite, then onto finish per person (for Full Challengers) 

  Single occupancy - £25  //  Twin share - £40

 

 

TRANSPORT

Parking

  • Weekend parking pass - £5 per car -  available for:
  • Tormarton (25km) - available from Saturday morning until 6.00pm Saturday 
  • Wotton-Under-Edge (50km) - available from Saturday morning until 9.00am Sunday 
  • Cheltenham (100km finish) - available from 6pm Friday until 10pm Sunday 

Full Challengers

  • Start – 24hr NCP P&D parking close by
  • Before: Shuttle from Cheltenham finish to Bath start - Fri PM & Sat AM -  £30 pp
  • Shuttles to Cheltenham station after
  • After - Shuttle back to Bath - Sunday departures only - £30 pp
  • Shuttles for all retirees to finish

1st Half Challengers

  • Start – 24hr NCP P&D parking close by
  • Pick up parking at finish
  • Shuttles from finish to Stroud station
  • Before - transfer from Wotton to Bath start  - £20 pp
  • After - Shuttle back to Bath - Sunday departures only - £20pp              
  • Shuttles for all retirees to finish

2nd Half Challengers

  • Pick up/ drop off parking
  • Before - transfer from Cheltenham to Wotton start - £20 pp
  • After - transfer from Cheltenham finish back to Wotton - £20 pp
  • Shuttle buses for all retirees to finish
  • Finish shuttle to Cheltenham station

1st Quarter Challengers

  • Start – 24hr NCP P&D parking close by
  • Pick up parking at finish
  • Before - transfer from Tormarton to Bath start - £10 pp
  • After - Shuttle back to Bath Spa or Royal Victoria Park  £10 pp
  • Shuttles for all retirees to finish

 

 

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