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A 7km multi-terrain Fancy Dress run, in and around Painswick in the Cotswolds, offering you a medal and the legendary homemade mince muffin as a reward at the finish. Much of this race is on footpaths, Woodland trails and Farm Tracks, but also includes some roads through the town. And yes there are hills, with a long offroad climb at 2k and a shorter steep road section at 6km into Painswick.
Also, there’s traffic free, trail event, the Rudolphs Dash for young runners.
How to enter the Rudolph's Rampage and Rudolphs Dash
- Run 7km
- Run 0.1km
Rudolph's Rampage and Rudolphs Dash routes
The race starts in a quite cul-de-sac opposite Painswick Rugby Club. Here the route drops via a private road into the Valley, and follows the Painswick Stream for about 1/2 mile before crossing over the weir and heading up a private lane to Gyde’s Farm where the ascent intensity starts to increase.
After 1/2mile a short stint on Wick Street leads into the rocky track onto Juniper Hill to Well Farm, one of the 2 major climbs in this event.Now on top of the hill breathtaking, so to speak, views of Painswick and surrounding valleys can be enjoyed. For the next 1 1/4 miles the flat, soft, muddy terrain of Frith Woods is followed, before a long descent into the Painswick Valley is commenced.Once reached a short but challenging road climb is ahead, in order to reach the famous Painswick Church with 99 Yew trees. Finally, a short descent back towards the Rugby Club and the finishing line beckons.
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