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Cotswold Way Challenge

26th June

  • 26/06/2021 - 27/06/2021
  • ChallengeRunTrekUltra-marathonWalk
  • UK

Cotswold Way Challenge

26th June

  • 26/06/2021 - 27/06/2021
  • ChallengeRunTrekUltra-marathonWalk
  • UK







Whether you're a keen walker and new to endurance events, or a seasoned hiker up for a new adventure, the magical Cotswold Way provides great opportunity to enjoy outstanding natural beauty with fantastic panoramic views. This 26-27 June 2021, you can walk, jog or run the Cotswold Way and challenge yourself to help local terminally ill children.

Enjoy The Magical Cotswold Way

Walk, jog or run the Cotswold Way Challenge in aid of local terminally ill children.

The magical Cotswold Way provides a stunning setting for a testing challenge - with some fantastic views en route and tough hills in between! It’s a Saturday morning start from historic Cirencester, as 2000 adventurers set out on 100km looped route of footpaths & trails – most walking but many jogging and running. You'll get full support and hospitality all the way to your finish line - where an amazing sense of achievement & celebration awaits.

As an event participant, you will receive a technical t-shirt, food and drink during the challenge, a medal and a glass of fizz at the end. Plus, this event is designed to be COVID-secure.

The Chilterns closer to home? Find out more and sign up to the Chiltern 50 Challenge.

  • For all levels of experience
  • Join as Individual or Team
  • 100km Full Challenge
  • 2 day 100km 'Daylight' option 
  • Half challenge options 
  • Quarter challenge option 
  • 8 covered rest stops 
  • Free food and drink 
  • Walk at your pace - 24 hours+
  • Run or jog - set a new goal!
  • Halfway camping option
  • Fully signed route 
  • Medics, marshalls, massage 
  • For charity of self-fund
  • Medal, T-shirt, a glass of fizz 
  • 3 UTMB points available 
  • Shuffle busses and transfers 
  • Optional training walks 
  • Challenge mobile app 
  1. Charity Sponsorship  you pay a small registration fee, do lots of fundraising and we cover the cost of your event place!
  2. Mixed Funding – pay half of the event place cost yourself, fundraise a bit less and we pay the balance of the event place cost.
  3. Self Fund – you pay the full cost of the event place - fundraise whatever you want, with no set target or deadline, and there’s no cost at all to the charity!

For full details of prices and to sign up, please visit the Ultra Challenge website

Why should you sign up for the Cotswold Way Challenge in aid of Helen & Douglas House?

Your participation in the Cotswold Way Challenge is going to make a real difference to local terminally ill children and their families. It costs £3.4 million a year to run our hospice and provide our outreach nursing service to help families at home and we cannot do this without your help. We rely on donations from the public to fund our work and we need support now more than ever. Your participation means our doctors, nurses and carers can give terminally ill children the compassion and expert care they need.

Choose the Charity Sponsorship fundraising option on any distance.

Please note that this is an Open Challenge event organised by Action Challenge and therefore subject to their booking terms and conditions. Please address any questions about the challenge directly to the organisers at

Please contact for any fundraising support and enquiries.

The outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) and the measures we all must take are significant and they affect us all. We are following Government guidance and taking all necessary steps to keep everyone safe. This means that all fundraising events due to take place in the near future have been cancelled or postponed. Those events which are due to take place later this year or next year remain open until we are advised otherwise. If you have already signed up to participate in an event which needs to be postponed or cancelled, you will be notified by an email from our events team.

During these uncertain times, our aim is to continue to care for local terminally children and their families as far as possible. Undoubtedly the income we rely on from the public, our fundraising events and our shops is going to be affected and we will plan to overcome these challenges as much as possible. We rely on donations from the public to fund our work and we need support now more than ever. If you would like to support us, please make a donation here

Please continue to visit this page for further updates on our Events. If you have any questions or concerns in respect of our events, please contact Hannah Smart or Julia Woodcock in the Events Team at

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