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Cotswold Challenge

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Saturday 19th September 2020

Entries Open
Monday 24th February 2020
Entries Close
Friday 20th March 2020
26.4 Miles - Runner; 26.4 Miles - Walker; 18 Miles - Walker
Entry Fees

LDWA Member: £9
Non-Member: £15

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The Cotswold Challenge is a 26.4 mile route for Walkers or Runners or a 18 miles for Walkers.

Please note that entries will close either on 15th September or when the entry limit of 200 is reached. No Entries on The Day.
The route starts from Birdlip Village Hall (SO 928 143) and is a repeat of the 'hilly route' taking in Bisley, Slad Valley, Haresfield & Painswick Beacons & Coopers Hill.

18 mile route is available for Walkers only.

A common route of 26.4 miles is now available for Walkers or Runners. All routes must be completed in 10 hours.

On-line entry costs £9.00 LWDA Members and £15.00 Non-LDWA, incl hot and cold drinks, simple food at most Cps, food at finish and certificate.

Walkers on both routes will start at 8.30. Runners will start at 9.30.

All participants should carry OS Explorer Series Maps 179 or Landranger 162 & 163. Satellite navigation devices covering the same area are acceptable. It is recommended that participants also carry a compass, food/drink, simple first aid and money.
The Cotswolds rise to 1000ft (300m) and can be very unpleasant in bad weather.  Underfoot conditions can vary considerably along the route.  Entrants are advised to check weather conditions, wear sensible footwear and carry waterproof/windproof clothing.
There will be several checkpoints on the route.  Most will supply cold drinks and some will supply simple food and hot drinks. All entrants should carry food/drink of their own to supplement these provisions.  Please note it is essential to bring a mug, as no cups will be provided at checkpoints.
There will be hot drinks and a simple meal at the finish.
All finishers will receive a certificate. Badges will be on sale at the finish.
Dogs must be on a lead and covered by third party insurance.
Baggage may be left, at the owner’s risk, at the start venue.
Any accommodation required is the responsibility of the entrant.  Enquiries about accommodation should be made to TIC.  The nearest Centres are at Gloucester (Tel. 01452 396572) and Cheltenham (01242 522878) Full details of accommodation can be found online at
Don't forget to turn up at Birdlip Village Hall on Saturday 19th September 2020 (with mug).
Entrants will receive an email acknowledgement of their entry from SiEntries.
Shortly before the event you will receive an email with your number & final details of how to download the route description.
For queries or information regarding the event e-mail

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