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Move from lock to lock along the Cotswold canals. With 5 and 10 mile options to run or walk, as well as an accessible 3/4k option and paddle boarding (yes, thats right!) there really is something for everyone.
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10 Miles, Accessible Route, 5 Miles, and 1 more
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Calendar
Sat, 13 May 2023
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Stonehouse, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Church Ln, Stonehouse GL10 3QP, UK
Start times
Saturday, 13 May 2023
10 Miles: 10:00 amAccessible Route: 10:00 am5 Miles: 10:30 am5k : 11:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for The Lock Challenge
5k
Distance
5km
£10
10 Miles
Distance
10mi
£10 - £25
5 Miles
Distance
5mi
£10
Accessible Route
Distance
4km
free
Route information
Cotswold Canals Connected is a multi-partnership organisation committed to restoring the Stroudwater Navigation Canal from Ocean Jubilee Bridge, Stonehouse to Saul Junction to connect with the Gloucester and Sharpness canal. This project is dedicated to unlocking the incredible canal archive, celebrating local heritage, encouraging wildlife to thrive, and making the canals accessible to all.
The Lock Challenge is part of Cotswold Canals Connected’s Canal Spring Festival (13th & 14th May 2023) and brings you a choice of a 10 mile, 5 mile or 5 kilometre run or walk. The day will also include an accessible route up to 3k, which is open to all!
All of the running and walking routes follow the River Frome on the outward journey and the existing Stroudwater Navigation Canal on the way back.
The 10 and 5 mile routes also include a section where the ‘Missing Mile’ section of canal will be in three years time. In addition, the 10 mile route continues along the river all the way to Saul Junction, where the Stroudwater Navigation Canal joins the Gloucester and Sharpness Canal.
The accessible route heads along the scenic, already restored, Stroudwater Navigation Canal towards Stroud.
Parking will be available at Bond's Mill, GL10 3RF.
09:00 – 09:45am
All walkers (10 mile, 5 mile and 5km) start
10:00 am
10 mile run starts
10:30 am
5 mile run starts
11:00 am
5k run starts
10:00 - 11:00
Accessible route starts
What's included
  • Timed results (not for accessible route)
  • Drink and snack
  • Bespoke finisher’s medal
  • On-course hydration stations
  • Marked and marshalled routes
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How to get there
Church Ln, Stonehouse GL10 3QP, UK
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Parking
Parking will be available at Bond's Mill, GL10 3RF.
Parking in the privately owned Car Parks X & Y at Bond’s Mill Business Estate is subject to capacity. The landlord nor its managing agents accept no responsibility for loss or damage to vehicles or their contents within these car parks. Vehicles parked at owner’s risk.
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Please use the following to locate the event site: W3W - canal.bookcases.purely
Event day logistics
09:00 – 09:45am
All walkers (10 mile, 5 mile and 5km) start
10:00 am
10 mile run starts
10:30 am
5 mile run starts
11:00 am
5k run starts
10:00 - 11:00
Accessible route starts
Age Requirements
Entrants must be 17 and older to enter the 10 miles, 16 and older to enter the 5 miles, and 15 and older to enter the 5k.
FAQs
Whats the age requirement for Lock Challenge?
Entrants must be 17 and older to enter the 10 miles, 16 and older to enter the 5 miles, and 15 and older to enter the 5k.
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Do I have to run at the Lock Challenge?
Not at all, there are options to walk if you'd rather.
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Where does the Lock Challenge start?
All routes start at St Cyr's Church, Stonehouse.
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Reviews
4.5
89 reviews
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