Double Gloucester 5 Miles

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Run up the infamous Gloucester Cheese Rolling Hill in this gruelling 5 mile looped trail race. Take in Cotswolds scenery as you get to the top, but don't forget you will have to summit the near-vertical hill twice. Be warned your feet might smell like the 9lb Double Gloucester by the end of it.
5 Miles
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Sun 26th Sep 2021
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Witcombe, United Kingdom
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20 to 50m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Witcombe and Bentham Village Hall, Pillcroft Rd, Witcombe, Gloucester GL3 4TB, UK
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Route information
Instead of hurtling down the near-vertical hill chasing after a block of cheese and being crushed at the bottom, you will be doing the opposite. Attempt to run, jog or walk to the top of the infamous Cheese Rolling Hill, where many 9lb Double Gloucester Cheese have rolled before you. The hill will be rather muddy so wear suitable footwear such as trail shoes.
At the summit, take in the enchanting views below. Follow the undulating marked route along Cotswold Way and conserve your energy on the route as you will have to summit the hill a second time to finish.
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What's included
  • Bespoke Finisher’s Medal
  • Chip-timed results
  • Male and Female Winners of the first ascent will win a King & Queen Cheese award and overall winners will receive prizes
  • Beginners accommodated no cut-off time
  • Race pack collection at Witcombe Village Hall
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Cheese Themed Medal
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How to get there
Witcombe and Bentham Village Hall, Pillcroft Rd, Witcombe, Gloucester GL3 4TB, UK
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There are two car parks within walking distance from the Witcombe Village Hall registration: Great Witcombe Roman Villa Car Park is located near Coopers Hill Farm (GL3 4TW.) Fiddlers Elbow Car Park is located on Painswick Road (GL4 8ET).
By Train
From London you can take the Cheltenham Spa bound train to Stonehouse where you can take the 66 gold bus to Cooper’s Hill.
Event day logistics
09:00 Registration Opens
11:00 Race Starts
Race packs will be available at registration which is located at Witcombe Village Hall,(Pillcroft Rd, Witcombe, Gloucester GL3 4TB).
Please note the start line will be located at the bottom of Coopers Hill.(Coopers Hill Gloucester, Gloucestershire, United Kingdom, GL3 4SB)
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Trimax Events
Based out of Gloucestershire and the Forest of Dean, Trimax Events put on a variety of trail running, road running, and triathlon events throughout the year. Trimax Events are particularly well-regarded for their epic bespoke medals which are awarded to all finisher’s. A number of Trimax events also offer a canicross option, so if you’re looking to race with your canine companion then check out their offering. One of their best known events takes you up Gloucester’s infamous ‘Cheese Rolling Hill’, while a number of their other routes take you through the scenic Cotswold countryside.
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Can beginners run in the Double Gloucester 5 miles?
Yes, this event is perfect for all abilities as there is no cut-off time.
What footwear should I wear for the Double Gloucester 5 miles?
The Double Gloucester 5 mile will be muddy underfoot so please wear suitable footwear such as trails shoes or equivalent.
Can I run with my dog?
Unfortunately, this event does not have a carnicross event available.
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