Cheddar Gorge Challenge

Registrations are now open!

About

Whatever distance you take part in, you are racing one of the toughest events of it's kind in the south west. You will do more climbing just getting to the start than you will in most other events (we start at the top of the gorge and let you finish at the bottom). Each event takes in what has been affectionately dubbed the 'Hell Steps'; a cheeky little flight of steps with a surprise mid way up.

Venue

The National Trust play host to the Cheddar Gorge Challenge and the main race site is on the very top of the gorge itself; a great site for a picnic with fantastic views of the gorge, we know it will create a great amphitheatre style atmosphere as the runners come flying down the hill to the finish.


Complete any 3 events over the Cheddar Gorge Challenge Series and collect the interlocking set of medals!

Cheddar Gorge Challenge Medals

Events - Cheddar Gorge Challenge 2015

All runners of the 300m, 5km, 10km, half marathon and marathon will receive a medal and goody bag upon completing the event. Sign up to a series of events and save!

26th April 2015 Events

200mAffiliated £3Unaffiliated £3£2 extra on the dayNo min age
5kmAffiliated £9Unaffiliated £10£2 extra on the dayMin age 12
10kmAffiliated £14Unaffiliated £16£2 extra on the dayMin age 15
10km SeriesAffiliated £10.50Unaffiliated £12£5 extra on the dayMin age 15

24th May 2015 Events

200mAffiliated £3Unaffiliated £3£2 extra on the dayNo min age
5kmAffiliated £9Unaffiliated £10£2 extra on the dayMin age 12
10kmAffiliated £14Unaffiliated £16£2 extra on the dayMin age 15
10km SeriesAffiliated £10.50Unaffiliated £12£5 extra on the dayMin age 15

28th June 2015 Events

200mAffiliated £3Unaffiliated £3£2 extra on the dayNo min age
5kmAffiliated £9Unaffiliated £10£2 extra on the dayMin age 12
10kmAffiliated £14Unaffiliated £16£2 extra on the dayMin age 15
10km SeriesAffiliated £10.50Unaffiliated £12£5 extra on the dayMin age 15
Half MarathonAffiliated £26Unaffiliated £28£2 extra on the dayMin age 17
Half SeriesAffiliated £21Unaffiliated £24£5 extra on the dayMin age 17

16th August 2015 Events

200mAffiliated £3Unaffiliated £3£2 extra on the dayNo min age
5kmAffiliated £9Unaffiliated £10£2 extra on the dayMin age 12
10kmAffiliated £14Unaffiliated £16£2 extra on the dayMin age 15
10km SeriesAffiliated £10.50Unaffiliated £12£5 extra on the dayMin age 15
Half MarathonAffiliated £26Unaffiliated £28£2 extra on the dayMin age 17
Half SeriesAffiliated £21Unaffiliated £24£5 extra on the dayMin age 17
MarathonAffiliated £38Unaffiliated £40£2 extra on the dayMin age 18

Series Events
Enter all four 10km events or both half marathons and save!

10km SeriesAffiliated £42Unaffiliated £48£5 extra on the dayMin age 15
Half SeriesAffiliated £42Unaffiliated £48£5 extra on the dayMin age 17

Cheddar Challenge Events

Mini ChallengeAffiliated £45Unaffiliated £50£5 extra on the dayMin age 17
ChallengeAffiliated £75Unaffiliated £80£5 extra on the dayMin age 18

Mini Cheddar Challenge;
5km
(26th April or 24th May), 10km (24th May or 28th June), Half Marathon (28th June or 16th August) (NB Runners must complete the 16th August Half Marathon to be in with a change of finishing top 3 overall. )

Cheddar Challenge;
10km (26th April or 24th May), Half Marathon (28th June), Marathon (16th August)

All runners who register, and complete, the Cheddar Gorge Challenges will be awarded a special commemorative trophy. 

Enter Online

 

 Postal Entry Form


Postal entries closes 10 days before each event

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Cheddar Gorge Running Races

Terrain

Cheddar Gorge is steep in places and very steep everywhere else. The Cheddar Gorge Challenge series takes in breath taking views and lung aching ascents, the terrain is varied and exciting, 500m long climbs and descents at 10% or more should be expected. Off Road shoes are HIGHLY recommended!

Facilities

There are 550 Pay and Display car parking spaces in Cheddar, some are a good 15min walk from the race HQ. Given the existing popularity of Cheddar Gorge and 300 runners we are hoping to attract, we recommend planning extra time for finding a space and making your way to the top of the gorge. A map of the car parks is here.

Public toilets are located just below the race site and baby changing faciliites at Costa Coffee. There are plenty of cafes and restaurants through out the gorge, but we hope everyone will bring a picnic and relish the chance to take in the amazing views.