Run Cheltenham

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£3.00 - £32.00Free injury protection
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Run Cheltenham is set in the heart of the beautiful regency town and has been designed to show off its splendour and Cotswold charm. With a 10k, Half Marathon, and Community mile on offer, theres something for the whole family. Come for the stunning views or epic grandstand finish.
Participants
10k, Community Mile, and Half Marathon
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Calendar
Sun 4th Sep 2022
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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4.7
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Where and when
Location
Cheltenham Racecourse, Evesham Rd, Cheltenham GL50 4SH, UK
Start times
Sun 4th Sep 2022
Half Marathon:
9:00am |
10k:
9:15am |
Community Mile:
9:20am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Run Cheltenham
Community Mile
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1mi
£3.00 - £10.00
10k
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10km
Route
1 Loop
£10.00 - £24.00
Half Marathon
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13.1mi
Route
1 Loop
£10.00 - £32.00
Route information
There is nothing quite like the gorgeous scenery of the Cotswolds and the Cheltenham Half Marathon and 10k is set right in the heart of it. Starting and finishing at the Cheltenham Racecourse gives runners a huge morale boost as they set off and as they come into the home stretch.
The route hits iconic towns like Montpellier, Landsdown and the old Honeybourne Line. Truly an amazing opportunity to see the best of British countryside and get your heart racing.
The brand new 10k route will follow the first and final 3 miles of the Half Marathon route.
The Community Mile is designed to encourage first-time runners, families, and friends to come together and challenge themselves to get active for a fitter, healthier life.
The race will be clearly marked and marshalled.
Participants will be asked to move onto the pavement if they fall behind the road re-opening schedule – on sections where there is no pedestrian footpath, participants will be re-routed. Everyone will be greeted at the finish with their medal and other rewards.
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What's included
  • Closed roads
  • On route entertainment
  • Pace makers
  • Chip-timed results
  • Medical support
  • Water & energy stations
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Cheltenham Half Marathon Medal from 2016
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Train
How to get there
Cheltenham Racecourse, Evesham Rd, Cheltenham GL50 4SH, UK
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By Car
If you intend to be dropped off, it is recommended you are dropped off in the surrounding roads and walking the last part.
Parking
Parking will be available at the Cheltenham Racecourse from 7am. For environmental reasons, please consider car-pooling to the event.
Public Transport
For those travelling by public transport please take into consideration the road closures and the early start and leave plenty of time to travel to the event.
Event day logistics
07:00 Village Opens
09:00 Half Marathon starts
09:15 10k starts
09:20 Community Mile Start
12:30 Half Marathon Course Closures
*Participants falling behind the pace required to finish by 12:30 will be asked to move to the pavement.
Participants will be set off in start waves which are determined by your estimated finish time. Faster runners will start at the front to avoid the need to overtake on the course.
Race Packs
Race packs will be posted out before the event and all event communications will be sent via email leading up to race day.
Age Requirements
Entrants must be 17 and older to enter the Half Marathon event.
Cut-off Time
There will be cut-off times in place at the event. There will be a 1 hr 10 minute cut-off for 4 miles, and after 3 hrs 30 mins, all runners still on the course will be asked to move to the pavement.
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Spectator Info
Spectators play a huge role in building an electric atmosphere, giving runners that extra boost when their legs are feeling heavy. It is strongly encouraged to cheer, clap and call out a name you see on a runner's bib to encourage them to keep going.
The noise created at the finish line is especially important as it helps the runners find that extra bit of energy they didn't know they had. So bring along your friends and family to support you and others in this rewarding and unforgettable experience.
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Runners are asked to please bring their own face mask to wear around the event village. This can be removed when running.
FAQ's
Is there an age requirement to take part in Run Cheltenham?
Yes, entrants must be 17 and over on race day. Anyone younger can take part in the community mile.
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When will I receive my race pack for Run Cheltenham?
You will receive your race pack within the two weeks leading up to the race.
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What happens if Run Cheltenham is cancelled due to COVID-19?
All entrants will be offered refunds or transfers if this event cannot continue due to COVID-19.
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Can you sign up for Run Cheltenham on the day?
Unfortunately, entries on the day are not accepted.
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Are headphones allowed at Run Cheltenham?
The use of headphones, iPods or other musical devices is not advised in order that you can listen to instructions from marshal's and medical staff.
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Do I need to register on the day if I’ve signed up to Run Cheltenham?
No. Just come along and line up in your allocated start pen.
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Where is the race village for Run Cheltenham?
The race village is at Cheltenham Racecourse.
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Can I run at Run Cheltenham in fancy dress?
Yes, as long as it is not obstructive to other runners.
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Is there a cut-off time for runners at Run Cheltenham?
The cut-off time for 4 miles is 1 hour 10 minutes. At 3 hours 30 minutes, any participants remaining on the course will be asked to move onto the pavement.
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Is there somewhere I can leave my bag while I race in Run Cheltenham?
There will be a limited bag drop at the event but please only bring essential items to help reduce contact between staff and participants.
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Reviews
4.7
9 reviews
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4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
Did not get my T-shirt and goodie bag Q too long how can I get it ?
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5.0
Did the 10k in 2021
Such an amazing route! Probably the easiest I've ever found a 10k :) no mega evil hills, good crowds, good road surface! 10/10 loved it and would definitely sign up for the 10k or even the half next year!! :)
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
A wonderful experience. A beautiful course, immaculately organised. Went through all the best bits of Cheltenham. Challenging end but thoroughly enjoyed it.
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4.0
Did the 10k in 2021
I really enjoyed the event, the route was great and the atmosphere really helped encourage you to keep going! Only way I think it could be improved is to potentially have a t.shirt or something extra included within the race pack considering the entry fee is £25. Overall, really enjoyed the day!
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5.0
Did the 10k in 2021
This was such a good event! Well organised and great facilities (parking, loos, refreshments) we were texted with our precise timings just minutes after we finished. Super wide course through Cheltenham with loads of local support! We loved it!
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4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2021
I thought the course and atmosphere was first class. Thoroughly enjoyed the Crowd atmosphere, road closures and flat terrain. However if I was to have a critical view it would be the fact I had to wait to mile 7 to get water- which after hard running I think is unacceptable and should of been given out a lot sooner. However all this considered. I’d recommend Cheltenham half marathon. Would the crowd, flat course and excellent atmosphere I had a very good experience.
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
I really can't fault this. It is a small event with some 2000 plus runners, which makes for a small event village, but small in this case is better. Lots of massage and yoga provided for runners post event. A mix bunch of seasoned runners and beginners, but the same encouragement from the crowds and participants. I ran with two of the 1h30 pace setters and in all the runs I have done so far I have never come across such an amazing pacer (sorry I forgot his name). From the encouragements he was giving to all of us that were running alongside him, to the guidance he was giving (curb, puddle, cobbles, etc), to asking runners to pass the water around, he was really amazing and an example to a lot of other pacers who hardly speak to anyone. Running can at times feel like a lonely place and for someone who wasn't from Cheltenham and struggles with mental health issues, it made me feel less lonely. The marshalls were also truly inspirational. When we got to the racecourse they were helping wheelchair athletes in the muddy bits. As I said, I can't fault it and yet... it was a tough course. Cheltenham isn't exactly flat, with lots of hills and just when you thought you had finally conquered all of them, and it was all going to be downhill from then on, another one came along, and the racecourse was a course in itself, long and winding and definitely hilly and tough to run on the muddy parts. It wasn't a compact mud, but rather a soft grainy one, which slowed us down and was hard to run on.Will I do it again? I don't know yet. I am tempted as I often like to repeat races in order to see whether I have improved from previous years. But I also like new challenges. I definitely hated every minute of it as I was running it, but then to my absolute surprise I managed to get a new PB, and I know it is my nature to hate races as I am doing them (maybe that's my mantra), to then looking back at them in a more positive and upbeat way. So I would recommend this one as a challenging course to take on!
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
This was a well organised event taking us through the town centre where cheering crowds provided plenty of welcome support! The flat course meant it was good for beginners and also for those trying for a PB.
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2019
Amazing event. I may be biased as I live near to where it starts and ends but I loved it. Great support despite slightly dodgy weather (rain held off thankfully). Very well organised, nice course that is slightly challenging and has a killer final 4km round Cheltenham RaceCourse but if it wasnt challenging then it wouldn't feel like such an achievement.
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Recent Questions
DSM Cubing
10/16/2021
What is the minimum age for the 10k?
Philip Abbey
5/20/2021
I had an entry for Cheltenham Half 2020 that was cancelled, can I and how do I transfer my booking to this year? I note that https://register.enthuse.com/ps/event/CheltenhamsHalfMarathon/entryConfirm no longer provides me with last year's booking details so its not obvious if I can transfer my previous purchase.
Rupert Martin
5/21/2021
All 2020 bookings were rolled over to 2021. Please email info@cheltenhamhalf.co.uk if you want further information.
Rupert Martin
5/21/2021
All 2020 entries were rolled over to 2021. If you'd like more info then please email info@cheltenhamhalf.co.uk
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