Cheltenham Running Festival - June
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Giddy-up and get along to the Cheltenham Running Festival at the iconic horse-racing track. Great for those looking for a new challenge or those breaking into the sport, the course loops around the famous track. Come for the fantastic atmosphere or for the unique surroundings.
5k, 10k, and Half Marathon
Sun 12th Jun 2022
Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Perks of booking with Let's Do This
The event experience
Based on 2,000 participants
<5m elevation gain per km
Where and when
Cheltenham Racecourse, Evesham Rd, Cheltenham GL50 4SH, UK
Half Marathon:10:00am |
This is a lapped course around the iconic Cheltenham race course. Imagine the course has its 65,000 capacity crowd cheering you on as you do laps of this historic site.
Details of each race can be found below
- 5k - 1 lap
- 10k - 2 laps
- Half Marathon - 4 laps
Organiser route images
- Finisher's Medal
- Chip-timed results
- Course marshalled
- Refreshment stations
- Race photography
- Post-race treats
How to get there
Cheltenham Racecourse, Evesham Rd, Cheltenham GL50 4SH, UKGet full directions
If using the app what3words, use the following links below for: Entrance access point Event village location
The closest railway station is Cheltenham Spa, which is around a 40 minute walk to the racecourse. There is a taxi rank at the station, and it is about a 10 minute drive away.
The racecourse is also accessible by foot and bike.
The racecourse is just a 5-minute drive from Cheltenham Town Centre, on Evesham Road. Alternatively, just off J11 on the M5. If you are using satellite navigation, please key in the postcode: GL50 4SH. Alternatively, you can use the AA Route Planner and select GL50 4SH as the destination.
There is adequate parking available within the Racecourse, please follow signage and marshal instruction from the front gate and head into the car park located adjacent to the event village.
Event day logistics
10:00 Half Marathon start
10:50 10k start
11:00 5k start
Please arrive at least 30 minutes before the scheduled start time in order to ensure a smooth registration process.
Race Pack Collection
Race packs will be sent in the post before the event.
Toilets will be available within the Grandstand next to the event village.
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When can I access my race time from Cheltenham Running Festival?
All race times will be published on the RunThrough website - www.runthrough.co.uk - after the race is complete.
Where do the photographs get uploaded from the Cheltenham Running Festival?
RunThrough will upload official event photographs to there Facebook page - www.facebook.com/RunThrough/.
Where is the course?
The entire course is inside Cheltenham racecourse on the roads/paths not on grass.
Will there be toilets at the Cheltenham Running Festival?
Yes, there will be toilets within the Grandstand next to the event village.
Is there somewhere I can leave my bag at the Cheltenham Running Festival?
There will be an informal self-service bag drop at the event site but where possible please leave things in your car.
This was my first half marathon in 5 years. It was an amazing course great for a PB but it was a very hot day. Really enjoyed it. And will definitely be back again.
5.0Did the Half Marathon in 2021
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Is the course on grass or tarmac?
It's on the paths/road, not on grass.
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