The Chepstow Steeplechase is a super fun day out, all about climbs, crawls, water and mud! These events are for everyone, you don't need to be fit to take part, you just need to be hungry for a laugh and fun times. There is a mix of obstacles to climb over, tunnels to crawl through, water to dip into and run through and mud pits to wade through. As this event is for all runners, there are no obstacles which require upper body strength; no monkey bars or rings, but if you are fortunate enough to have strong arms, you can still put them to good use on the climbs. For the mini steeplechase we have mini obstacles incorporating all the elements of the adult run.
When: Sunday 27th October 2024. The 3km Mini starts from 10:00. The 5km and 10km races start from 11:00. Please see the Provisional Schedule for details.
Location: Chepstow Racecourse, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, NP16 6BE. What3Words /// rail.canines.merely
Distances and Ages: We have a 3km Mini Steeplechase (min age 3, 6 and under must be adult accompanied), mainly aimed for little runners, alongside a 5km (min age 12, or 10 & 11yr olds must be adult accompanied) and 10km (min age 14). There are no cut offs, 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.
Accompanying Adults: Accompanying adults can accompany free of charge, and as such do not register as a participant; they will not be on the start lists, collect a race number, finish time or medal. Max ratio of 1 adult to 2 children who must remain together at all times. Accompanying adults are of course welcome to register as formal participants. We suggest adults test the water for depth before children enter the water, there will be dry alternative routes. Children must cross the line with accompanied adult when this is their category or no result will be recorded.
Obstacles: We have a great mix of climbs, crawls, mud and water. The 3km runners will have approx 20 obstacles, the 5km approx 15 obstacles and 10km approx 30+ obstacles.
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 no drinks station on the 5km. There is 1 drinks station on the 10km. There will be water and a feast of snacks including GF, DF and vegan snacks at the finish.
Medals: All runners of 5km 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: Between the obstacles, the route is largely grass, with a few little rises and falls along the route, but it is not particularly hilly.
Parking: Parking is £2/car and it is on site at Chepstow Racecourse. The Chepstow Steeplechase is 25mins from Bristol, 40mins from Bath, 40mins from Cardiff, 2hrs 15mins from London. The nearest train station is Chepstow, which is 2 miles from the start line.
Facilities: There are on site toilets, coffee vans and caterers. 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 buggy runners or canicross runners.
Spectators: Spectators, including dogs, are very welcome. The best place to spectate is near the finish area where there are some good water features.
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.
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.