Stroud Trails

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Join the Stroud Trails event to participate in a great adventure, traversing local trails, famous towpaths, and disused railway tracks. This course will provide fantastic views. With 4 different distanced to choose from every runner will be spoilt for choice. Race to earn your finisher's medal.
Participants
Ultra Marathon, Marathon, Half Marathon, and 1 more
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Calendar
Sun, 8 May 2022
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Minchinhampton, United Kingdom
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4.6
(107 Reviews)
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Where and when
Location
Minchinhampton School, School Rd, Minchinhampton, Stroud GL6 9BP, UK
Start times
Sun, 8 May 2022
Ultra Marathon:
6:00am |
Marathon:
8:00am |
Half Marathon:
10:30am |
Quarter Marathon:
11:30am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Stroud Trails
Quarter Marathon
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7mi
£18.45 - £22.50
Half Marathon
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13.1mi
£24.75 - £29.50
Marathon
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26.2mi
£33.75 - £39.50
Ultra Marathon
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40mi
£42.75 - £49.50
Route information
Quarter Marathon
This race is perfect for all beginners. This 7 mile race will take you out onto some beautiful trails around the Cotswolds. You will climb towards Rodborough Fort and will have the opportunity to embrace its architectural beauty. From there you will descend via the woodland trails, heading under the viaduct along the towpath towards the finish line at the town centre.
Half Marathon
The Half Marathon trail race will ascend Selsey Common, from there racers will dive into the Pen Woods. At the summit take in the fantastic views of the Stroud Valley as you look out towards the Severn Estuary and Forest of Dean. The descent of this race will be steep so be careful as you fly past Rodborough Fort towards the finish in the town centre.
Marathon
This trail marathon will be great for those who love to embrace nature. You will explore the Toadsmoor Valley where you can experience lakes, woodlands, and the true hidden gems of the Cotswolds. There will be some ascents, you will go across the Heavens before descending via Dry Hill Wood. After the woods, this marathon route will join the half marathon route as you race towards the finish.
40 Mile Ultramarathon
The 40 mile trail Ultra will give you the chance to experience all the Cotswolds have to offer. From 14 miles of woodlands, fields, hills, and fantastic views. This will follow the marathon route but will also add an extra 10 mile loop through Bisley, Oakridge, and Chairford Valley.
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What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Finishers t-shirt
  • Finishers goody bag
  • Chip-timed results
  • Water stations
  • First aid
  • Awards for top three men and women in all distances
  • Toilets
  • Bag Drop
Train
How to get there
Minchinhampton School, School Rd, Minchinhampton, Stroud GL6 9BP, UK
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Parking
There is no specific car park for this event. There are 30 spaces at the school, but the rest of the parking is street parking.
By Train
The closest station is Stroud Station, which is served by regular trains to and from Swindon, Cheltenham Spa, and London Paddington.
Event day logistics
05:00 Registration opens
06:00 Ultra starts
08:00 Marathon starts
10:30 Half Marathon starts
11:30 Quarter Marathon starts
The start
Please line up 5 minutes before the start of your race in the start area. Line up approximate to your ability.
Race Packs
Race packs must be collected from Race HQ on the day.
Age Requirements
  • Marathon and Ultra: Entrants must be 18 years or older to participate
  • Half Marathon: Entrants must be 17 years or older to participate
  • Quarter Marathon: Entrants must be 15 years or older to participate
Kit List
This race is off-road so make sure to wear appropriate clothing and trail shoes.
Toilets
There are public toilets available 100m away from Race HQ. Please do not use the church toilets or you will be disqualified from the race if found using these toilets.
Bag Drop
There will be an unsupervised bag drop at the Shambles indoor market, all baggage is left at your own risk.
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Go Outdoors, Get Active and Be Inspired. Allrunners Events is offering you opportunities to come and run or walk in an area of outstanding natural beauty. You can to try to beat a wave on the river Severn, enjoy stunning views in a marathon, run tough trails in the heat of August, race at night or dress up as Father Christmas? If you like the outdoors, then you'll like Allrunners Events
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Spectator Info
Spectators are welcome at this event.
Backpack
What to bring
The trails have a wide variety of terrains so please bear this in mind when preparing your options for the day, as well as taking weather conditions into account.
FAQ's
Can I wear my earphones during the Stroud Trails race?
The Stroud Trail Event organisers strongly recommend not wearing headphones/earphones during the Stroud Trail Event.
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Are there age limits for the races at the Stroud Trails race?
Yes, the minimum age for participants in the quarter marathon is 15 years, 17 years for the half marathon, and 18 years for both the marathon and the ultra marathon.
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Can I enter on the day of the Stroud Trails race?
No, there are no on the day entries available at the Stroud Trail Event.
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Reviews
4.6
107 reviews
kim
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3.7
Did the Ultra Marathon in 2022
Fabulous but very challenging 40 mile route. The hills are seriously tough but the views at the top make them so worth while. I will be back but next time may just do the half! Lol
julie
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4.7
Did the Quarter Marathon in 2022
Tough hills but beautiful scenery
rosina
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4.7
Did the Ultra Marathon in 2022
The whole race was amazing .I travel all over to do ultras and to have one on the door step was a bounce .having run through the 5 valleys many times the race was what i expected running three different loops worked well .I would do this race again .It was amazing
edward
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4.3
Did the Marathon in 2022
Needed 50% more signs/tape to allow for tired disoriented minds! I got lost 3 times and ended up running 45.5km! Otherwise an excellent event
oliver
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4.7
Did the Quarter Marathon in 2022
A well thought out course, with good signage. I would definitely do it again.
fiona
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4.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2022
Stunning route. Some incorrect emails sent out in advance and I think some more of the road crossings could have done with being marshaled.
michael
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5.0
Did the Half Marathon in 2022
Fabulous course, well marked and marshalled. Great friendly atmosphere. Recommended
kirsty
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3.7
Did the Marathon in 2022
Confusing navigation at some points, fortunately had gpx on my watch as a backup. Tricky being caught up by the fastest fresh-legged half runners on narrow uphill sections as a back of the pack and weary marathon runner.
ian
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4.3
Did the Marathon in 2022
Fantastic course and scenery. A few places where extra clarity required at key points where routes split or join
lucy
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4.7
Did the Half Marathon in 2022
I love the Trail events! It’s the chance to run some challenging but beautiful trails in a friendly race environment. And the sun always seems to shine!
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Recent Questions
Steve Scott (Scotty)
3/18/2019
What are the cut off times for these races please
Helen Seymour
4/16/2019
Are the marathon and ultra self-navigating?
Stephy Dennis
4/17/2019
Hey there, just to let you know that the course will lined with checkpoints which will be marshalled. The course will not be lined the entire way but you will not need to self-navigate. All the best!
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