Cheddar Gorge Cgallenge

About

One year on, our suspicions have been confirmed. 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 inaugural Cheddar Gorge Challenge and the main race site is on Strawberry Fields; 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.

Events - Cheddar Gorge Challenge 2014

All runners of the 300m, 5km, 10km, half marathon and marathon will receive a medal and goody bag upon completing the event.

18th May                        Event Information and Maps

  • 200m                           Affiliated £3         Unaffiliated Runner £3            On the Day £5
  • 5km                              Affiliated £7         Unaffiliated Runner £8            On the Day  £10         (min age 11)
  • 10km                           Affiliated £10       Unaffiliated Runner £12         On the Day £15         (min age15)

22nd June         Event Information and Maps

  • 200m                         Affiliated £3         Unaffiliated Runner £3              On the Day £5
  • 5km                            Affiliated £7         Unaffiliated Runner £8              On the Day  £10         (min age 11)
  • 10km                         Affiliated £10       Unaffiliated Runner £12          On the Day £15          (min age15)
  • 1/2 Marathon     Affiliated £20      Unaffiliated Runner £22           On the Day £25          (min age 17)

17th August     Event Information and Maps

  • 200m                          Affiliated £3         Unaffiliated Runner £3            On the Day £5
  • 5km                             Affiliated £7         Unaffiliated Runner £8            On the Day  £10          (min age 11)
  • 10km                          Affiliated £10       Unaffiliated Runner £12         On the Day £15          (min age15)
  • 1/2 Marathon      Affiliated £20      Unaffiliated Runner £22         On the Day £25          (min age 17)
  • Marathon               Affiliated £30      Unaffiliated Runner £32         On the Day £35          (min age 18)

Series

Enter all three 10km events or both half marathons and save!

  • 10km  Series         Affiliated £25       Unaffiliated Runner £30         On the Day £35          (min age15)
  • 1/2 Marathon      Affiliated £30      Unaffiliated Runner £35         On the Day £40          (min age 17)

Cheddar Challenge

  • Mini Challenge  Affiliated £35     Unaffiliated Runner £40            On the Day £45     (min age 17)
  • Challenge              Affiliated £60      Unaffiliated Runner £65            On the Day £75        (min age 18)
All runners who register, and complete, the Cheddar Gorge Challenges will be awarded a special commemorative trophy.  Athletes sign up take part in;

Mini Cheddar Challenge;
5km (18th May), 10km (22nd June), Half Marathon (17th August)

Cheddar Challenge;
10km (18th May), Half Marathon (22nd June), Marathon (17th August)

    Times subject to change and final confirmation.

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     Postal Entry Form

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    Cheddar Gorge Running Races

    Terrain

    Cheddar Gorge is steep in places, and ridiculously 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!


    We will be producing another unique set of interlocking medals for runners taking on the Cheddar Gorge Challenge! Take part in all the events and complete the set of medals! Design for 2014 coming soon....


    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 Strawberry Fields. A map of the car parks is here.

    Public toilets are located just below the race site and baby changing facilites 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.