Participant Information OLD


On line registration will open in October 2016 and early bird discounts will be available.

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Start and End Times

Each challenge event will have a phased mass start for fast runners, slow runners and walkers. Please aim to be in the starting area at least 10 minutes before the published start time for your event. Fast runners will be positioned towards the front of the starting funnel, followed by slower runners, then walkers.

Please remember that some sections of the route may be narrow and that there are kissing gates and stiles to traverse. Walkers are requested to give way to runners who may be approaching from behind.


Half Marathon start: 10:00am

10k start: 10:30am

5k start: 11:00am

The 5K, 10K and Half Marathon events are walker friendly.  The half marathon loop will be progressively closed down starting from 1pm. The Half Marathon event must be completed within 5 hours and the event will end at 3pm. Participants finishing after this time will be classed as DNF.

Timing System

You will be issued with a bib number and timing chip.  The chip will be activated when you cross the start line and deactivated when you cross the finish line, allowing your personal event time to be calculated. Results will be available on-line after the event has finished. Results will be calculated against the official event start time.


All finishers will be presented with a Cheltenham Challenge medal upon completing their chosen challenge.  Winners medals will be presented to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd placed male and female in each event as measured from the official event start time.

Participants who register online before the end of March 2017 will receive a free Cheltenham Challenge T-shirt (subject to availability).

Toilets and Refreshments

Toilets are available within the event village at the Racecourse.  There will be refreshment stations with toilets, free water and snacks located around the half marathon and 10k loops.