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Stroud Trails
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£22 - £55


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Choose from four fabulous routes at the Stroud Trails Event and enjoy a challenging mixture of hills, towpaths and disused railways. You will be rewarded with fantastic views throughout and enjoy the best the Cotswolds has to offer. Come and earn your finisher's medal.
Ultra Marathon, Marathon, Half Marathon, and 1 more
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Sun, 12 May 2024
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Minchinhampton, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Minchinhampton School, School Rd, Minchinhampton, Stroud GL6 9BP, UK
Start times
Sunday, 12 May 2024
Ultra Marathon:
6:00 am
8:00 am
Half Marathon:
10:30 am
Quarter Marathon:
11:30 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Stroud Trails
Ultra Marathon
£53 - £55
£42 - £44
Half Marathon
£31 - £33
Quarter Marathon
£22 - £24
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. There is one checkpoint along this route at 4.6miles.
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.
What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Finishers t-shirt
  • Chip-timed results
  • Water stations
  • First aid
  • Awards for top three men and women in all distances
  • Toilets
  • Bag Drop
How to get there
Minchinhampton School, School Rd, Minchinhampton, Stroud GL6 9BP, UK
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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.
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.
Spectator Info
Spectators are welcome at this event.
Can I wear my earphones during the Stroud Trails race?
The 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.
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£22 - £55

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