Cheltenham Challenge 2020 has been cancelled due to the coronavirus. Full statement on the organisers website. Date for the 2021 Cheltenham Challenge is yet to be confirmed.
The Cheltenham Challenge is a multi-terrain, multi-distance event offering 5K, 10K and Half Marathon distances.
The 5K and 10K are open to all ages, runners and walkers. The Half Marathon is for adults 17+ and must be completed within 4 hours. All races start and finish at the Cheltenham Racecourse and are single laps through the glorious Gloucestershire countryside, with the Half Marathon presenting a tough climb to the top of Cleeve Hill before descending through the notorious Nutters Wood.
Cheltenham Challenge has a great family atmosphere with an event village that hosts a variety of food & drink stalls with places to sit and watch friends or family as they race.
This event is organised by Gloucestershire-based charity Caring for Communities and People (CCP). In 2019 1,200 participants signed for the challenge and we raised an incredible £12,000 towards our work tackling the causes and effects of homelessness, family breakdown and exclusion.
|Cheltenham Challenge 2021 - Date TBC (12 June 2021)*|
Located at junctions 10, 11 and 11a of the M5, Cheltenham lies within the main motorway network in easy reach of London, Bristol and Birmingham. If traveling from the north on the M5 it is possible to leave from junction 9 and take the A435 south. The racecourse can also be reached from the East and West by the A40. For full information click here - Getting to Cheltenham by car.
Public Transport Directions
It is easy to travel to Cheltenham via coach and train. With many direct services available from most major cities. Buses run regularly to Cheltenham Racecourse from the town centre, the bus station and the railway station. Click here for full information about Getting to Cheltenham.