Cotswold Way
Ultra Challenge®

22/23 June 2024

Join you colleagues in the Pegasus Group team for a challenge through the heart of the Cotswolds! We will be taking part in the annual ‘Cotswold Way Ultra Challenge’ with the rolling hills, villages, footpaths and trails providing a stunning setting for our route. We will be taking on the 100km loop, the 1st half 50km or the 10km challenge.

See below for more details – and please sign up to the events via the links on this page.

The Ultra Challenge Experience

Endurance events for a wide range of fitness & ages – and the UK’s #1 series of treks & trail runs. Choose your Challenge – do it at your pace, and there’re 16 events in the Series. Our support enables you to go further, whilst enjoying the great outdoors & camaraderie. There’re marquee rest stops, lots of food & drink, medical & massage teams, with a fully signed route to guide you. A big finish-line celebration awaits with an amazing sense of achievement, and once the aches subside you’ll feel energised, and up for more of life’s real challenges!

Good preparation & smart planning are key, and from the moment you sign up you’ll have access to our Challenge App – with training guides, optional training walks, maps, online forums, and the latest news & updates.

Rest Stops every ~12.5 km with ‘major’ ones every ~25 km, and are much more than the shaky gazebo with water that you see on some events. We’ve marquee cover, large medical & welfare tents, catering services, seating areas for recovery, changing rooms, and a friendly welcome!

There’re pink arrows to guide you, distance markers, glow-sticks at night, hazard signs, and a route map in the App. Our ‘Trek Masters’ organise group departures at night so nobody has to walk solo. Our chip timing system enables our Control Room, and your friends / family, to track your progress through the Rest Stops. New for 2022 – there’s also the option to hire a ‘GEO TRACKER’ – so they can follow you in real time every step of the way – day & night!

Keeping you well fed & hydrated is key. We pride ourselves on the quantity & quality of our catering, and whichever distance you are on – meals, snacks & drinks are included – so no need to carry much!

  • Snacks & drink stops every 12.5 km
  • Snacks – from the healthy to treats
  • Main meals every 25 km
  • Energy drinks
  • All dietary requirements catered for
  • Lighter options for ‘runners’
  • Finishers meal

We generally have a ~50 km campsite for rest & sleep if you’re on the 2 day ‘Daylight’ 100 km option, or if you finish / start a 50 km ‘half’ Challenge. Book an inclusive package or ‘pitch your own’ – there’re showers and chill out areas.

We’ve experienced Doctors, Paramedics, First Aiders, Podiatrists, and Massage Teams at Rest Stops. There’re ‘Self Help’ areas with blister plasters, talc, Vaseline, and tape if you want to patch your own feet. Our mobile Emergency Medical Teams are only a phone call away, via our 24 hour Control Room

We don’t want you to forget that finish-line moment – our Cheer Squad will ensure you won’t! You’ll get a medal, finisher’s T-shirt, and a glass of fizz, before heading to a finishers meal and a well earned rest. Download your official Challenge certificate when you’re ready.

There’re shuttles to local train stations for onward travel, and most finish lines have parking so supporters can meet you. We’ve bus ‘transfers’ to / back to key venues (eg the start) – and check out the ‘Bookable Extras’ for details of all transport options.

100 km, at your pace, through the day & night if you’re walking.

Cirencester Loop

  • Saturday 22 June 2024
  • Start – Cirencester basecamp
  • 100 km & ~2250m climb
  • Finish – Cirencester basecamp

 

Rest Stops every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 24 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 53 km – hot meal
  • 78 km – brunch/ lunch
  • 100 km – cooked breakfast/ hot meal
  • Finish – glass of fizz,

100 km over 2 days, with optional camping packages at half way – or book a hotel / B&B – and rest!

Day 1 – Cirencester > Wotton 

  • Saturday 22 June 2024
  • Start – Cirencester
  • 53 km & ~1600m climb 
  • Finish – Wotton-under-Edge
  • Optional camping package
 

Day 2 – Wotton > Cirencester

  • Sunday 23 June 2024
  • Start – Wotton-under-Edge
  • 47 km & ~650m climb 
  • Finish – Cirencester basecamp

A scenic & tough ‘half’ Challenge. The best of the Cotswold Way!

 

Cirencester > Wotton

  • Saturday 22 June 2024
  • Start – Cirencester
  • 53 km & ~1600m climb 
  • Finish – Wotton-under-Edge

 

Rest Stops every 10-15km under marquees with support – toilets, massage, changing rooms, medics, rest areas, hot drinks, water & snacks & much more. 

  • Snacks & drinks – every 10-15 km
  • 24 km – picnic lunch & fizzy drinks
  • 53 km – hot meal
  • Finish – glass of fizz, medal & t-shirt

New for 2024 – and ideal if you’re in and about Cirencester and want some exercise. Families welcome.

Cirencester > Cirencester

  • Saturday 22 June 2024
  • Start – Cirencester basecamp 
  • 10 km
  • Finish – Cirencester basecamp

 

Snacks & drinks at the start. Optional ‘discounted’ finishers meal once you finish your challenge. 

Our teams start times will be vary, based on the distance. The 100km and 50km teams will start at around 8am, while the 10km loop starts at 3pm – and we will need to be there approx. 1 hour before the official start to register – then have a pre challenge cup of tea / coffee and soak up the atmosphere!

There’s a full range of ‘Optional Extras’ – with parking & pre or post Challenge shuttle bus transfer services, to make it easy to join & exit – These include:

  • Parking at the Start/Finish Cirencester basecamp (Royal Agricultural University)
  • Shuttles – from local train station to Start (Cirencester Basecamp)
  • Transfer from your finish venue back to your Start – PRE challenge
  • Transfer from your finish venue back to your Start – POST challenge

 

See ‘OPTONAL EXTRAS’ further down the page – these need booking in advance.

BAGGAGE SERVICE Transfer of an overnight bag from start to finish is available and payable on the day (cash or card)

Your Challenge,
Your Way!

Join us! – Whether you’re a walker and new to challenge events, an experienced trekker, a social jogger, or an experienced runner – there’s a challenge here for you! Go at your pace, as part of your Team. The Cotswold Way Ultra Challenge is fun, safe, and rewarding – with full support all the way, enabling you to push yourself further in stunning English countryside. It will be a memorable weekend in the beautiful Cotswold and not one to miss! – Pegasus are covering the cost of your entry onto the Challenging

How to Join

You’ll need to fill in the online form below to get registered. Once you’ve signed up, please use the link below to book any optional extras you require, such as parking, accommodation or transfers. The Pegasus Group team will receive a 10% discount on any extras booked using the link below.

Ready for a Challenge?

Register to join the team!

Please click below to register using the Pegasus Group link, Do not register via the main Ultra Challenge website, as this will not add you to the correct team

OPTIONAL EXTRAS booking

Click below to book transfers, parking and accommodation – and receive a 10% discount!

Fundraising

As part of your challenge you will be fundraising for Dementia UK – click the button below to find your team’s fundraising page!

EVENT WEBSITE

Visit the ULTRA CHALLENGE website. YOU MUST return to this page to sign up.

EVENT FACTSHEET

All you need to know about the Cotswold Way Ultra Challenge.

PARTICIPANT AREA

Information & advice for ALL participants taking on the Challenge

16 Amazing Challenges

Over 200,000 adventurers have taken on an Ultra Challenge® so far, and the 16 unique events make up the UK’s biggest & best series of treks & trail runs – which have also raised £55+ million for charities. Whichever challenge you choose, you’ll get full support all the way so you can set a new goal, enjoy the British countryside, and Push Yourself Further! Whoever you are – If you’re up for a challenge, it has to be an Ultra Challenge!

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Lake District Ultra Challenge

7-8 June 2025

100 km loop + Half  + Marathon + Quarter Challenge options & Ambleside 10K

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Isle of Wight Ultra Challenge

3-4 May 2025

106 km ‘Full Island’ Loop + Half & Quarter Island options AND  ‘Cross Island’ & Medina 10 Mile challenges.

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London 2 Brighton Ultra Challenge

24-25 May 2025

100 km + Half, Marathon & Quarter Challenge distance options

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South Coast Ultra Challenge

7-8 Sept 2024

100 km + Half & Quarter Challenge options

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Jurassic Coast Ultra Challenge

17-18 May 2025

100 km + Half & Quarter Challenge options AND Marathon + Double Marathon & Bridport 10K

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Thames Path Ultra Challenge

14 – 15 Sept 2024

100 km + 3/4 + Half & Quarter Challenge options

+ Thames Bridges 25km Trek (Sat – Central London)

+ Friday Moonlight 10K Walk (Central London)

+ The Henley 10K (Sunday)

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South West Coast 50 Ultra Challenge

3 August 2024

50 km Loop + 25 km & 10 km Challenge options

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Peak District Ultra Challenge

6-7 July 2024

100 km Loop + Half & Quarter Challenge options & The Bakewell 10 Mile. 

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Cotswold Way Ultra Challenge

22 – 23 June 2024

100 km + Half & Quarter Challenge options.

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Chiltern 50 Ultra Challenge

28 Sept 2024

50 km Loop + 25 km & 10K Challenge options

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North Downs 50 Ultra Challenge

27 July 2024

50 km Loop + 25 km & 10km Challenge options.

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Easter 50 Ultra Challenge

Sat 12 April 2025

Windsor

50 km, 25 km, 0r 10 km Loops from racecourse basecamp.

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London Summer Walk

Sat 24 August 2024

25 KM or 10 KM looped route – Woolwich Start / Finish

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London Halloween Walk

Sat 26 October 2024

25 KM or 10 KM spooky looped route options. Start / finish – The Oval Cricket Ground ‘dungeon’,

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NEW – Kent Downs 50 Ultra Challenge

Sat 12 October 2024

50 KM, 25 KM or 10 KM looped routes options. Start / finish – The Kent Showground nr. Maidstone.

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