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Schools are welcome participate in the Challenge. The 5k route is suitable for experienced junior cross country runners, whilst the 10k and half marathon routes provide a good walking challenge.

You can use the event to raise funds for your school or for your school’s chosen charities.

Please note the conditions of entry for children and young people:

Child registration: There is no charge for children aged 12 or below on the date of the event but all children must be pre-registered and accompanied by an adult.

Junior Entry:  Available for young people aged 13 to 16 on the date of the event. Junior entrants may participate with or without an accompanying adult. The registration process for Junior entries must be completed by a parent or other responsible adult using a credit / debit card and their own email address. All communication about the event will be sent to the email address used for registration. By making a card payment:

  • • The adult is giving permission for the young person to participate.
  • • The adult agrees that the young person is fit to participate
  • • The adult acknowledges that the organisers of the Cheltenham Challenge are unable to offer any form of supervision for Junior entrants during the event.


School organisers: If you wish to discuss alternative entry fee payment methods, please contact us by email to CheltChallenge@ccprojects.org.uk