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No. of days 2 days

Distance 57 mi

Ascent gain 2750 m

Accom. yes

Food yes

The Cotswold Way Ultra takes in 57 miles of quintessentially English Countryside, passing through rolling farmland and ancient beech woods, and taking in a rich slice of British history from Bronze Age barrows to Neolithic burial grounds and Stone Age hill forts.

But don't be fooled by the Cotswolds' reputation for gentle contours: this route takes in 2750m of vertical ascent over two days (1140m over 27 miles on Day One and 1610m over 30 miles on Day Two), making it a great training weekend for anyone preparing for the Ultra Trail du Mont Blanc or the Marathon des Sables.

The Cotswold Way National Trail runs from Chipping Campden in the north, to Bath in the south, and for this event Race Directory Neil Thubron has chosen a section of the route that is particularly striking for its glorious scenery and historic landscapes.

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Included

  • Overnight accommodation in a school hall
  • Evening meal and breakfast for overnights
  • Checkpoint food and water through out the event
  • Free tea, coffee and cake for all competitors at the finish area each day
  • Evening meal and breakfast for overnights
  • Transportation to and from local train stations
  • Quality Medal awarded to each finisher
  • A quality technical T Shirt for all who take part
  • Toilets / changing facilities at the start / finish areas (plus great showers at the finish)
  • Safety & medical cover throughout the event
  • Prizes awarded for several different categories

Route

The "Cotswold Way" is a National Trail and has excellent markings in the form of signposts or post discs. In addition, you will be given a "Route Card" which is designed to help on any tricky sections, to provide information on any route changes and to indicate where the checkpoints are.

Day 1
Day 2
Schedule

Day 1

Pricing

Early bird

£125

until 15th March 2016

Standard entry

£130

from 16th March 2016

Late entry

£140

from 16th August 2016

Single day: £58

Accommodation and food: £30 per night

Please note: A 3% service charge, levied by this registration software, will be added to your final amount

No refunds or deferrals will be made within one month of the event start.

Race-day Preparation

Kit List

The only compulsory kit is a fully charged mobile phone and a minimum 500ml of water, but it's worth taking a look at our recommended kit list.

Other equipment may be made compulsory by the race director depending on the weather.

Medical

The event is supported by our course manager and his experienced on-course crew to ensure you have a great event. A fully qualified medical crew will also be there to give first aid and manage any serious medical problems in cooperation with the emergency services. We strongly recommend taking a moment to read our medical page before booking.

FAQ

We've answered a range of common questions in our FAQ. For other questions, say hello on info@xnrg.co.uk.

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More Information

Extreme Energy ultra events are fully supported and fully inclusive, so whether this is your first ultra or your one hundredth, you'll find yourself in good company and in safe hands. The Cotswolds Way Ultra is open to runners or walkers, and includes an overnight stay at Cleeve School Sports Centre, Bishops Cleeve for two day participants (available at a supplement for one day participants). Sleeping accommodation is a large hall; rest areas, showers and dining area are also provided.

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Accommodation

An overnight stay is included at Cleeve School Sports Centre, Bishops Cleeve for two day participants (available at a supplement for one day participants). Sleeping accommodation is a large hall; rest areas, showers and dining area are also provided.

We can't wait to see you there! Questions? Say hello on info@xnrg.co.uk

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