Stroud Trails

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£20.50 - £49.50Free injury protection
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.
Ultra Marathon, Marathon, Half Marathon, and 1 more
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Sun 8th May 2022
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Stroud, United Kingdom
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20 to 50m elevation gain per km

Where and when
12 King St, Stroud GL5 3DE, UK
Start times
Sun 8th May 2022
Ultra Marathon:
6:00am |
8:00am |
Half Marathon:
10:30am |
Quarter Marathon:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Stroud Trails
Quarter Marathon
£20.50 - £22.50
Half Marathon
£27.50 - £29.50
£37.50 - £39.50
Ultra Marathon
£47.50 - £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.
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
How to get there
12 King St, Stroud GL5 3DE, UK
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There are multiple council-run car parks throughout Stroud, which are free on Sundays and only a walk away from the start. Here is a list of the local car parks:
  • Cheapside Car Park, GL5 2AD
  • London Road Surface Car Park, GL5 2AJ
  • Stratford Park Leisure Centre, GL5 4AF
By Train
The closest station is Stroud Station, which is served by regular trains to and from Swindon, Cheltenham Spa, and London Paddington.
By Car
The following directions will take you to the recommended Car Park, Cheapside Car Park
From South Bath/Nailsworth on A46 Follow the A46 into Stroud, and straight over Junction with A419/Dr Newtons Bypass. At next Mini-Roundabout turn right to Town Centre and Station. At next Roundabout straight over and past the Station Car Park and into Cheapside Car Park
From North (Cheltenham, Gloucester)
Follow sign for A46, Nailsworth and once through the Bus Station, take a left at Merrywalks Mini-Roundabout for Town Centre and Stations. Straight over next roundabout, past the Station Car Park and into Cheapside Car Park
From M5
Follow signs for Stroud and Stroud Train Stations and continue to Merrywalks Roundabout. Straight over towards Town Centre and then straight over past the Train Station Car Park and into Cheapside Car Park
From Cirencester & M4
Follow sign for Stroud A419 and after 11 Miles from Cirencester you will reach Stroud, take a left onto Stroud Bypass/Dr Newtons Way. At the roundabout, turn right towards Cheltenham.
At next Mini-Roundabouts turn right to Town Centre and Station. At next Roundabout straight over and past the Station Car Park and into Cheapside Car Park
Event day logistics
07:00 Registration opens
08:00 Marathon and Ultra start
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.
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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Spectator Info
Spectators are welcome at this event.
Kit List
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.
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.
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.
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.
2 reviews
Did the Marathon in 2019
this was a great event and well marked course, i did feel that there should of been snacks other than sweets at the feed stations for the marathon and ultra at least as you would expect that on something as tough as this. greta event though
Did the Quarter Marathon in 2019
Took three wrong turns due to poor signage/ similar signage for a different event. Needed more martial's. 270m of elevation means it's not one for PBs
Recent Questions
Steve Scott (Scotty)
What are the cut off times for these races please
Helen Seymour
Are the marathon and ultra self-navigating?
Steph Ede
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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