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.
Events - Cheddar Gorge Challenge 2016
|300m||No Min Age|
|Affiliated £3||Unaffiliated £3||£2 extra on the day|
|5km||Min age 12|
|Affiliated £10||Unaffiliated £12||£2 extra on the day|
|10km||Min age 15|
|Affiliated £16||Unaffiliated £18||£2 extra on the day|
|Half Marathon||Min age 17|
|Affiliated £27||Unaffiliated £29||£2 extra on the day|
|Marathon||Min age 18|
|Affiliated £38||Unaffiliated £40||£2 extra on the day|
|Mini Challenge||Min age 17|
|Affiliated £55||Unaffiliated £60||£5 extra on the day|
|Challenge||Min age 18|
|Affiliated £80||Unaffiliated £85||£5 extra on the day|
Complete any 3 events over the Cheddar Gorge Challenge Series and collect the interlocking set of medals!
A new set of interlocking medals for 2016 will be revealed shortly!
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!
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.