Cheddar Gorge Challenge

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Cheddar Gorge Challenge
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Mark your calendars for this midsummer celebration of running! Go for a classic trail run in the beautiful surrounds of the Somerset levels and Bristol Channel or try your luck at something new with the Omnium - 4 running events over one great day of racing. Come for a challenge and fun atmosphere.
Marathon, Gold Omnium, 3k Fun Run, and 6 more
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Sun 11th Jun 2023
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Blagdon, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Warren Farm, Charterhouse, Blagdon, Bristol BS40 7XR, UK
Start times
Sun 11th Jun 2023
10:00am |
Gold Omnium:
10:10am |
3k Fun Run:
10:15am |
1k Fun Run:
10:20am |
Half Marathon:
10:40am |
6k :
11:10am |
Bronze Omnium:
11:10am |
Silver Omnium:
11:20am |
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Cheddar Gorge Challenge
Route information
Online registrations are now closed. Please see the Event Info pageExternalLink for details of places open to on the day sign ups, thank you!
Terrain: Trail Elevation: Undulating Route Type: Loop
6k & 10k
These routes will take in some great views along a mixed route. There will be plenty of downhill sections to compensate for the climbs surrounding Cheddar Gorge.
Marathon & Half Marathon
These longer distances will take on the biggest and most beautiful vistas, gorges, and valleys the area has to offer. This one will be hilly, with runners having to negotiate the Hell Steps (for marathon runners, twice!), but all worth it with some excellent views.
  • Marathon - 2 laps
  • Half Marathon - 1 lap
Gold, Silver & Bronze Omnium
This event's Omnium races are the running version of the track cycling Omnium, in which competitors will take on a range of different events, in the best all-rounder style competition. These races are broken down into the following events all taking place in 1 day.
Bronze Omnium: 6k + 1k + 100m + Hill Climb
Silver Omnium: 10k + 1k + 100m + Hill Climb
Gold Omnium: Half Marathon + 1k + 100m + Hill Climb
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What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Electronic timing
  • Buffet of fresh fruit and other tasty treats
  • Prizes for category winners
How to get there
Warren Farm, Charterhouse, Blagdon, Bristol BS40 7XR, UK
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There is a day parking area for people who are visiting the festival as well as for runners taking part in the race for the day only. People who have purchased camping or glamping tickets will be directed into the site and towards the appropriate part of the festival site, through the pay boundary.
There is no charge for parking.
There will be camping available at Warren Farm.
Event day logistics
10:00 Marathon wave 1 starts
10:05 Marathon wave 2 starts
10:10 Half Marathon for the Gold Omnium starts
10:15 3k starts (all runners)
10:20 1k starts (all runners)
10:40 Half Marathon wave 1 starts
10:50 Half Marathon wave 2 starts
11:00 Half Marathon wave 3 starts
11:10 6k starts (including Bronze Omnium)
11:20 10k for the Silver Omnium starts
11:30 10k wave 1 starts
11:40 10k wave 2 starts
11:50 10k wave 3 starts
from 13:15 100m for the Gold, Silver and Bronze Omnium starts
from 14:15 1k for the Gold, Silver and Bronze Omnium starts
from 15:15 Hill Climb for the Gold, Silver and Bronze Omnium starts
*Please note that these start times are provisional and subject to change. Final start times will be confirmed on the Wednesday of the race week.
Age Restrictions
There are certain age restrictions on races at this event, which are as follows:
  • 3k Fun Run - 10 and over
  • 6k - 12 and over
  • 10k - 14 and over
  • Half Marathon - 17 and over
  • Marathon - 18 and over
  • Bronze Omnium - 12 and over
  • Silver Omnium - 14 and over
  • Gold Omnium - 17 and over
Cut-off Time
There is a cut off time of 3 hours for the marathon runners to start their second lap.
There are no cut-off times for the rest of the races.
What is the Omnium element of this event?
The Cheddar Gorge Omnium is the running version of the track cycling Omnium, in which competitors will take on a range of different events, in a best all rounder style competition.
How old do I need to be to enter the Platinum Cheddar Gorge Omnium?
Entrants for the Platinum Cheddar Gorge Omnium must be aged 18 and over.
How long is the sprint section of the Omnium race?
The sprint section of the omnium race will be 100m in distance.
23 reviews
Did the race in 2023
An amazing race, the views, the organisation, the water/feed stations, the encouragement from the marshals…… everything was great from start to finish. I will definitely be doing this race again, and would 100% recommend it to anyone ☺️
Did the race in 2023
Relish runa tight ship- everything is well thought out and planned, and the events always have a great atmosphere. the scenery was of course incredible - i'm so grateful the team for putting on this event!
Did the race in 2023
Enjoyed the challenge, had a great day
Did the race in 2023
Best organisation on a race that I’ve ever run, the feed stations were well stocked for what was a challenging and enjoyable run.
Did the race in 2023
A challange well worth the visit. Beautiful views and easy to follow the markers and great encouraging Marshalls along the way. 100% agree with the waves as some parts are narrow for passing others. Next year I'm up for trying the half marathon. Thanks Relish running events.
Did the race in 2023
It was the toughest 10k I've ever run, very rocky and challenging with a lot of climbing but the organisation was fantastic making for an enjoyable day.
Did the race in 2023
Thought the course was really well marked and marshalled with more than enough undulations 😉
Did the race in 2023
Excellent event and full credit to volunteers. However, surprised there wasn’t electronic timing. It all ran like clockwork, thank you.
Did the race in 2023
First time I've done this run, and it was brilliant, well run, and the course is amazing, challenging but amazing.
Did the race in 2023
Perfect course with everything you need to make sure there was absolutely no boring or monotonous stretches of the course. Excellent marshalling too!
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