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About
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!

Interactive Event Village

2022's event village is going to be biggest and best village yet. So much from our new interactive zones to make the experience unforgettable for runner and spectator alike.

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! The best looking sustainable, wooden medal in the UK.

 
 
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The Routes

Sustainability

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MEDALS

2O22 Wooden Medals

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

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TEES

Trees not Tees

Every runner receives a tree planted in their name through Trees not Tees instead of supplying cotton t-shirts.

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CUPS

Compostable Cups

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

 
 

Deferrals/
Transfers/
Refunds

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 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 info@runcheltenham.com

 

ROAD CLOSURES

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Using Cheltenham’s streets for events of this size will cause changes to usual traffic routes and the introduction of traffic management measures between 07:00-13:00 on Sunday 4th  September. 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.

Residents

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.

 

Businesses

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.

 

TRAVEL & PARKING

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To make your journey easier route into the venue will be signposted with red or blue parking depending on the rough area of Cheltenham you are coming from. Please see 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!

ROUTE QUERIES

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. 

Thanks for submitting!

 
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