Cheddar Gorge Challenge 2015 - 17th May, 28th June and 16th August

Registrations 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.

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.

17th May 2015 Events                    

     200m  Affiliated £3  Unaffiliated £3  £2 extra on the day  No min age
     5km  Affiliated £8  Unaffiliated £9  £2 extra on the day  Min age 12
     10km Affiliated £12 Unaffiliated £14 £2 extra on the day Min age 15

28th June 2015 Events        

     200m  Affiliated £3  Unaffiliated £3  £2 extra on the day  No min age
     5km  Affiliated £8  Unaffiliated £9  £2 extra on the day  Min age 12
     10km  Affiliated £12  Unaffiliated £14  £2 extra on the day  Min age 15
     Half Marathon  Affiliated £22  Unaffiliated £24  £2 extra on the day  Min age 17

16th August 2015 Events    

     200m  Affiliated £3  Unaffiliated £3  £2 extra on the day  No min age
     5km  Affiliated £8  Unaffiliated £9  £2 extra on the day  Min age 12
     10km  Affiliated £12  Unaffiliated £14  £2 extra on the day  Min age 15
     Half Marathon  Affiliated £22  Unaffiliated £24  £2 extra on the day  Min age 17
     Marathon  Affiliated £32  Unaffiliated £34  £2 extra on the day  Min age 18

Series Events

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

 10km Series  Affiliated £30  Unaffiliated £35  £5 extra on the day  Min age 15
 Half Marathon Series  Affiliated £35  Unaffiliated £40  £5 extra on the day  Min age 17

Cheddar Challenge Events

 Mini Challenge  Affiliated £40  Unaffiliated £45  £5 extra on the day  Min age 17
 Challenge  Affiliated £65  Unaffiliated £70  £5 extra on the day  Min age 18

Mini Cheddar Challenge;
5km
(17th May), 10km (28th June), Half Marathon (16th August)

Cheddar Challenge;
10km (17th 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.  Athletes sign up take part in;


Event Info

 

 Postal Entry Form

coming soon

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!


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 2015 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.