Make the Cheddar Gorge Challenge one of any 5 races (min distance 5km) with us over 2023 to be part of the Relish 100! Spaces are limited to only 100 runners, being part of the Relish 100 comes with a host of amazing perks! Find out more here.
- Receive an ENORMOUS bonus medal upon completion of your 5th race. You still collect medals from the individual races too.
- One runner, drawn at random, from the Relish 100 who completes their 5 events will receive a free race pass for the whole of 2024!
- Pick your own race number from 1-100 to use during 2023! Grab your lucky number before someone else does. Must register before 20th Feb for number customisation.
- Your special edition Relish 100 race numbers will be sent to you in the post, no more queues at number collection on race day!
- Extra shout outs on social media, twitter and instagram, if you supply your social media handles.
- 15% off Relish Running kit.
Whichever distance you are taking part in, you will see some of the most beautiful and remarkable landscapes of any run in the country. The 10km, Half Marathon and Marathon all include breath taking running along the gorge cliff top path looking down the gorge and across the with open Somerset Meadows. The routes work there way along the historic Mendip Hills which include signs of Roman mining and World War II bunkers,
The Half Marathon and Marathon head over to Beacon Batch, the highest point on the Mendip Hills with incredible 360 degree views from the summit. The area we run through is a designated AONB (Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty), a stunning landscape and we feel very fortunate to be holding events in such a special place.
When: 11th June 2023. Start Times are from 10:00. Please see the Provisional Schedule for details.
Location: Warren Farm, Charterhouse, Somerset, BS40 7XR. What3Words /// quaking.salt.rhino
Transport & Parking: There is on site parking with a £2/car charge payable to the farmer. The nearest train station is Yatton which is approximately 8 miles away.
Camping: There is on site camping booked through the farmer's website here.
Distances: We have a 1km, 3km, 6km, 10km, Half Marathon and Marathon. There is a 3hr cut off for runners to start lap 2 of the marathon. We also have our 4 event Omnium Challenge where runners take part in a choice of a long distance race (6km, 10km or Half Marathon) + 100m Sprint + 1km Middle Distance + Hill Climb Run. Runners taking part in the Omnium with a Half Marathon as the long distance race need to complete their run in 3hrs 15mins to be ready for the next event.More on the Omnium here.
There are no cut offs for the other distances, though please note the races are not open to pure walkers, but we always welcome people who will do a mix of run, jog and walk their way around our routes.
Register: Register here for the 1km (£5), 3km (£8), 6km (£20), 10km (£25), Half Marathon (£35), Marathon (£45), Bronze Omnium (£50), Silver Omnium (£55) and Gold Omnium (£65). The minimum age for the Marathon is 18, Half Marathon or Gold Omnium is 17, 10km or Silver Omnium is 14, 6km or Bronze Omnium is 12, 3km is 10 and there is no minimum age for the 1km.
Group discounts: Find out more here. 10-19 runners save 15%, 20-49 runners save 20%, 50+ runners save 25%. Runners can include any mix of distances to reach the 10 runner minimum, everyone just needs to be racing on the same date.
Format: We set off runners in waves of ~100 runners so everyone has plenty of space to enjoy their run. When you register you will be given the option to select a wave, please share your wave selection with your friends or family so you can start together.
Drinks Stations: There are 1 feast station on the 6km. There are 2 feast station on the 10km and 4 feast stations on the Half Marathon, 9 feast stations on the Marathon. There will be water, electrolyte to drink and a mix of food including GF, DF and vegan snacks around the course and again at the finish.
Medals: All runners of 6km and longer distances will take home a large 10cm x 10cm, 2 sided medal specific to this event. Fun run medals may be a mix of designs.
Terrain: All our courses are very comprehensively marked and well marshalled so you can relax and enjoy your run. There is a good mix of terrain with some open fields and flat stone paths, there are also some more technical rocky sections.
Facilities: There are on site toilets, coffee and food vans. There is a bag drop. There are no changing rooms.
Photos: Professional photos will be available to purchase within 48hrs of the event from our photographer's website here.
Buggy or Canicross runners: The routes are not suitable for canicross (time of year) or buggy runners because of the terrain.
Spectators: Spectators are very welcome. The best place to view the races from is the start/finish.
FAQs: Please see our FAQ Page if you have any more questions and you can contact us from there is you would still like assistance.
In 2023 Relish Running, alongside Channel Events (mountain biking) and Mendip Lumps and Bumps ride (road cycling) are organising the Top of the Gorge Adventure Weekend, a full weekend packed with great ways to explore Cheddar and the Mendip Hills on two feet or two wheels.
Camping is being offered by our hosts at Warren Farm. The camping is booked as an optional extra through their website here.
All our finishers receive a top of the range custom medal as well as a buffet of fresh fruit and other tasty treats. We also recognise a few of the speedy runners on the following basis.
The final number of prizes awarded is determined by the number of finishers for each gender in a given race distance. If there are more than 100 finishers then the full range range of awards are made as shown above. If there are less than 50-100 finishers then the top 3 finishers overall will be awarded a prize. If there are less than 50 then only the winner will be awarded a prize. We do not have any winner's prizes for any of the children's events as would like to keep this participation focused.
There is no on the day prize giving because of the multi wave, multi start time format of the events. Prize winners will be contacted mid week via email.