We are no longer offering bottled water at the drinks stations in an effort to reduce plastic waste. There will of course be biodegradable cups on offer for you at the drinks stations as well as water containers to refill your own water bottle at every drinks station.
We are very excited to part of the Top of the Gorge Festival and all the added bonuses it brings; live music, incredible and accessible setting, a huge variety of food and drinks options and extra activities included in festival ticket rates. Please remember to check the festival page for the ticket options. Full festival access is FREE on your race day only (ie a Day Ticket), if you visit on another day you will be asked to buy a Day Ticket. If you have spectators coming with you on race day they will be asked to purchase a Spectator Ticket, or Day Ticket, depending on how many festival attractions they would like to visit and partake in. Please take a look at the Festival website ahead of time to see what great activities, talks and events they have on offer. Please contact the National Trust via the website with festival queries.
Rubbish Out On the Course: We have special permission from the National Trust, the Somerset Wildlife Trust and Mendip AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty) to hold these events around Cheddar Gorge. Please respect the fact you are running in such a beautiful area and do not drop any litter! If you can run will a full gel packet or drinks bottle, please run with it empty until the next Drinks Station. We reserve the right to give out time penalties to runners who are caught littering, and to disqualify repeat offenders. Thank you for understanding.
Cut off Time: There is 3hrs time limit for runners to start the 2nd lap of the marathon. Each lap is 13.2 miles but GPS reception is patchy so please do not rely on these too heavily to track your progess. There is no time limit for the other distances.
Race Numbers: No race numbers are being posted out, all numbers will be available to collect on the day.