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Cheddar Gorge Challenge

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The Cheddar Gorge Challenge has been taking places for the last 4 years across a series of summer dates. This year we are focusing on one date as we continue to expand our race series to new locations. We have a NEW start/finish location, with accessible parking just a short flat walk to registration and the start line. The routes will remain largely unchanged as we are able to jump onto the existing routes from our new base, though as we are effectively starting mid way round the old courses, you will see the route in a differnt and arguably less hilly light. NEW for 2017, the Cheddar Gorge Challenge in joining the National Trust's South West Outdoor Festival (SWOF). This is a celebration of everything outdoors with trail races, sportives, camping, live music, guest speakers, food foraging, axe throwing (not in the direction of the runners...the race is tough enough) and many others activities taking place across the long weekend of 8th - 10th September 2017.

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Alan
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Did the Omnium - Gold in 2019
Despite atrocious conditions throughout the weekend the organisers did an amazing job in keeping the running events going. Prior to starting, the instructions for event start times were completely unfathomable, but the staggered starts turned out to be a superb way of building a good camaraderie between competitors. The run routes were challenging, to say the least, but the marshalling, feed stations and route marking was all first rate. It was particularly nice that marshals took the time to find our names on the run list to call out "personalised" encouragement as we went past. It poured all weekend, which must have been incredibly challenging for everyone involved, but that did little to dampen our spirits, which were lifted to new heights by, what must be, one of the best running medals available at any race anywhere. … read more
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Alan
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Did the Omnium - Gold in 2019
Despite atrocious conditions throughout the weekend the organisers did an amazing job in keeping the running events going. Prior to starting, the instructions for event start times were completely unfathomable, but the staggered starts turned out to be a superb way of building a good camaraderie between competitors. The run routes were challenging, to say the least, but the marshalling, feed stations and route marking was all first rate. It was particularly nice that marshals took the time to find our names on the run list to call out "personalised" encouragement as we went past. It poured all weekend, which must have been incredibly challenging for everyone involved, but that did little to dampen our spirits, which were lifted to new heights by, what must be, one of the best running medals available at any race anywhere.
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Logistics and schedule

PROVISIONAL Schedule (based on last year)

Saturday 15th June 2019

Group 1: 13:30 - Sprint, 14:45 - Hill Climb, 16:00 - Middle Distance

Group 2: 13:30 - Hill Climb, 14:45 - Middle Distance, 16:00 - Sprint

Endurance (Bronze 6km and Silver 10km) - All Groups race start at 17:30 on Saturday 15th June

Sunday 16th June 2019

EVENT WAVE 1 - Marathon Wave 1 & 2 - 10:00 AM

EVENT WAVE 2 - 3km - 10:10 AM

EVENT WAVE 2 - 1km - 10:10 AM

EVENT WAVE 3 - Half Marathon Wave 1 & 5 - 10:30 AM

EVENT WAVE 4 - Half Marathon Waves 2, 3 & 4 - 10:40 AM

EVENT WAVE 5 - 10km Wave 1 - 10:50 AM

EVENT WAVE 6 - 10km Wave 2 - 11:00 AM

EVENT WAVE 7 - 10km Waves 3 & 4 - 11:10 AM

EVENT WAVE 7 - 6km - 11:10 AM

How to get there

Cliff Top Gorge Walk, Cheddar BA5 3BT, UK

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Car Parking

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.

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