Cotswold Way Century

The Cotswold Way Century is a single-stage, approximately 102 mile trail running event that takes place along public rights of way. Starting in Chipping Campden, finishing in Bath at Bath Abbey.

Date Saturday 17th September, 2022
Distance Ultra
LocationChipping Campden School
Town/CityChipping Campden
AreaGloucestershire
Start postcodeGL55 6HU
Start time10:00am
OrganiserIan Davis
WebsiteVisit website

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If you think the Cotswolds are full of gentle, rolling hills, you'd be right. However, this route takes you up and down the escarpment over and over again to make sure you get to enjoy every hilltop viewpoint and a host of chocolate-box villages nestled in the valleys. 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. It's hilly. It's hard. To those who have finished, it's amazing. To many who haven't, it's an absolute beast.

Following 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, competitive (12pm start) / 32 hours non-competitive (10am start) to complete the event, with intermediate cut-offs along the way. The 10am start is strictly for NON-COMPETITIVE runners. Competitive runners please do not enter the 10am start as checkpoints may not be set up ready. This is also to stop potential nuisance in Bath in the early hours of Sunday morning.

There are manned checkpoints along the route, providing hot & cold refreshment and various foods. Drop bag facilities will also be available. Please note that this is a cupless race and it is mandatory you carry your own cup. Cups for hot drinks/soups will be available at checkpoints.

£132 non affiliated / £130 UKA/TRA affiliated

Entry is online only via the website

There will be a coach on Saturday morning from Bath to Chipping Campden for the 12pm start ONLY. You can purchase a seat as part of the registration process. The coach will leave Bath's Landsdown Park & Ride car park BA1 9BJ at approximately 09:00 and take you to Chipping Campden, where registration takes place in Chipping Campden School.

There are cut off times at 6 checkpoints, all details are available in the Race Brief and Rules.

You will get a personal tracker for the event at registration and will be included in the live tracking for the race. In addition to drinks and food at the check points and loads of encouragement along the way, entrants will receive a memento at race registration. Finishers will receive a buckle to remind them of their achievement. Finishers who complete the race in under 24 hours will receive a Sub-24 version of the buckle.

See you on the start line!

Location

Chipping Campden School

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