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the Races

Run Cheltenham is set in the heart of this beautiful regency town and has been designed to show off its splendour and Cotswold charm. Now moving into its eighth year, this popular running experience has grown in size and now offers three incredible and unique races for all runner abilities:

  1. Cheltenham Half (13.1 miles)

  2. Cheltenham 10k (10km)

  3. Community Mile (1.1 miles)

Fully Closed Roads

The unique opportunity to run on closed closed through the beautiful and scenic town centre of Cheltenham.

Water Stations

Several water stations to keep you hydrated and pushing towards the finish line. Cheer points too!

Event Village

Our event village contains a range of charity activations, participant massage facilities and delicious post run treats.

On Route Entertainment

Live bands, choirs, street music, and 1,000s of spectators along the route. The best  support every step of the way.

Pace Makers

Timed pacers to help you set your speed and compare your progress along the route. Support and care every step of the way.

Sustainable Medal

New and improved design for 2022! Wear your medal with pride in the knowledge it is UK made and fully sustainable.

About the Races
The Routes

The Routes


Image by Kumiko SHIMIZU


2O22 Wooden Medals

Sustainable, UK-sourced wooden medals not only reduces carbon footprint but also are not made by finite material (metal).




Every runner receives a tree planted in their name instead of a race t-shirt.

Image by Marcell Viragh


Compostable Cups

Fully compostable, recycled and bio-degradable paper cups used at all water stations along the route.



All participants of Run Cheltenham have the option to defer their entry to the following year (currently 2023) or transfer their entry to a friend for a fee of £10 (this includes changing any details past the 7-day grace period). The deadline to do this is midday on Monday 15th August 2022. Runners also have the choice to transfer their entry to one of our sister events below for the same fee:

  1. Weston Super Half

  2. Exeter's Great West Run

Refunds are only available within the first 7-days of entry purchase. Once this 'grace period' has passed, runners are not eligible for a refund.

For more information please contact us at

Road Closures


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 In planning the event every effort is made to minimise the disruption caused with the closing of roads to ensure the safety of participants and spectators. Where closures occur, and where possible, diversions will be in place to ensure continued access around the town for motorists and public transport.


Here you will find a representative map showing the race route. It also includes the areas that will be affected by closures and the closure timings. Please check the location of your property to see how your road and the surrounding area will be affected. This will also assist you in making decisions about the best way of travelling around the area on Sunday 4th September.


We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause, but to ensure the safety of runners and event staff, there can be no vehicle access or movement onto or along the route itself during the scheduled road closure times.


Residents living directly on, or with secured parking off, any of the above roads, who need to use their cars on Sunday 4th September between the scheduled road closure times should use alternative parking on nearby roads or car parks away from the roads affected. Please do not leave your vehicle parked on the route itself.



As there can be no vehicle access anywhere along the route, businesses are advised to consider re-arranging

deliveries to arrive before the scheduled closure times or after the scheduled reopening times


We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

Traffic & Parking


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To make your journey easier the routes into the venue will be signposted to either red or blue parking depending on where you are coming from. Please see the map below.

Parking will be available at The Racecourse, Cheltenham from 7.00am on race day. If you intend to be dropped off by car for the event, we advise being dropped off in roads surrounding The Racecourse, Cheltenham and walking the last bit of the way. Be aware of road closures and timings. If you intend to use public transport please take into consideration road closures and the early start. Please plan your journey accordingly!


When designing the Run Cheltenham routes, we try wherever we can to cause the least amount of disruption possible. However, we are aware that the road closures put in place for the event will mean that some people trying to drive around the city and access certain roads during the closures may become tricky. 

We are here to help resolve any queries that you have regarding the road closures and happy to provide help and guidance on how you might be able to get about whilst the race is on. 

Please complete the form with your route query and we will get back to you as soon as we can. 

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