15 miles Stagger & 6 miles Stumble
Multi-terrain: With over 15 miles of trail and an ascent of over 3600ft in the BEST scenery - this is not one for the faint hearted. Well marked & marshalled, lots of water stations - ‘Raynet’ security. Hot showers, lovely venue and legendary catering - put this one in your diary NOW. If your legs won’t run to the Exmoor Stagger you should try the Exmoor Stumble - at over 6 miles it is just as challenging as the Stagger but just that bit shorter. Do not underestimate this race!!
West Somerset Community College, Minehead, Somerset
Various distances or times over two days
Off-road: The extreme two-day race, held at the end of October, started in 1968 to combine fell running, orienteering, hill walking, trail running and an overnight wild camp. With an ethos of self-reliance and endurance, competitors are at the mercy of the elements…and their own decisions. Teams of two receive a map with a series of checkpoints they must visit over the two days. Competitors must carry everything they need for the two days including an overnight wild camp at the end of day one. There are seven course options of varying distance and ascent to choose from.
5km & 10km
Multi-terrain: A stunning off road, multi terrain course that will transverse over a mixture of broadleaved woodland, scrub and open grassland with a small section of the route on the Bristol to Bath Railway Path. The course is flat/undulating with a few small cheeky hills thrown in and will be suitable for all standards of runner.
Warmley Forest Park, London Road, Warmley (A420) opposite the Midland Spinner Pub Postcode BS30 5JB
Multi-terrain: The route generally follows the Staple Fitzpaine Herepath Trail in the Blackdown Hills and is approximately 13.7 miles long. The trail reaches the highest point in the Blackdowns with fabulous views.
Thurlbear Primary School, Taunton TA3 5BW
Multi-terrain: quite simply not for the faint-hearted! Forget roads - they're for wimps - this is a lung-busting, trainer-ruining, hill-climbing, multi-terrain challenge held over and through some of South Gloucestershire's most stunning countryside.
Chipping Sodbury School, South Gloucestershire
50m dash, 1km, 5km & 10km
Multi-terrain: An exciting and exhilarating off road, 10/5k multi-terrain course for the experience off roader and a 1k Family Fun Run which is great fun for all the family, this will also be open to any age group and for all abilities. We will also have our usual free under 5, 50m dash which has become so very popular and is amazing to watch.
Old Down Estate, Foxholes Lane, Tockington, Bristol BS32 4PG
5km & 10km
Multi-terrain: This multi terrain 10/5k will start from near the foot of Brean Down ascending straight into a steep hill to the top. You will then be taken up and over the undulating hills with a gradual descent to the fort where the turnaround point will take you along the adjacent side and back to the finish. The 10k runners will then take on this enduring route for a 2nd time.
Multi-terrain: Brean Down, Nr Burnham on Sea TA8 2RS
Multi-terrain: This is an amazingly diverse course, which we can only describe as exhilarating, challenging and fun. The route takes in the glorious Mendips Hills, the Butcombe Trail, Sandford Quarry and will incorporate public footpaths, stony tracks, muddy trails, woodland and open countryside.
Mendip Activity Centre, Lyncombe Drive, Churchill BS25 5PQ
60 miles over 2 days
Multi-terrain: Stunning ancient woodland, pine forests, ponies and grassy expanses – the Pony Express is diverse countryside at its best, making this race a star in the XNRG calendar. The 60 mile circular route is evenly split into two ultra marathons over two days.
Brockenhurst College, Lyndhurst Rd, Brockenhurst SO42 7ZE
3 days x 26 miles (individual days or multiple)
Multi-terrain: Now in its 13th year the more windswept and, some might say, interesting younger sibling of the Jurassic Coast Challenge. The route starts near Padstow and finishes at Lands End. Complete up to 78.6 miles (3 marathons) over 3 days by walking, running or crawling, putting your mental and physical prowess against some of the wildest coastlines in Britain.
St Ives Bay Holiday Park, 73 Loggans Rd, Upton Towans, Hayle TR27 5BH
50m dash, 1km, 2.5km, 5km & 10km
Multi-terrain: The course is generally flat/undulating but there are a few cheeky hills thrown in. One (now named ‘The Hill’) in particular being classed as a mountain by many of our 2016 event runners.
Dyrham Park Dyrham, South Gloucestershire SN14 8ER
5km & 10km
Multi-terrain: This multi terrain 5/10k will start from near the foot of Brean Down, ascending straight into the steep hill to the top. You will then be taken up and over the challenging undulating hills with a gradual descent to the fort which is the turnaround point. The route will then take you along the adjacent side and back down to the finish. The 10k runners will then take on this enduring route for a 2nd time.
Brean Down, Brean, Nr Burnham on Sea, N Somerset TA8 2RS
102 miles: 6 new UTMB points
Multi-terrain; Simply put, it's the Cotswold Way. Start in Chipping Campden at the Village Hall, stop in Bath at Bath Abbey, follow the signs marked "Cotswold Way". Although we may add occasional markings near check points or where the route has more than 1 option, please plan on the only route markings being the existing Cotswold Way markers (follow the acorn). You'll have 30 hours to complete the event, with intermediate cut-offs along the way.
Chipping Campden School, Cidermill Lane, Chipping Campden GL55 6HU
Off-road: It will be HILLY, MUDDY, SCENIC and with STUNNING VIEWS!
Approach either from Crick on the A48 or Usk and the B4235. There will be signage from the road between Gaerllwyd and Shirenewton at ST 454 956.
3km Baby Beast, 8 mile Mummy Beast & 16 miles Daddy Beast
Multi-terrain: a trail event which takes in some of the most hilly, but beautiful, and stunning parts of the Cotswolds. The event gives runners and walkers the opportunity to explore fantastic commonland, diverse woodland, the famous Cheese Rollers Hill (Coopers Hill), get spectacular Cotswold views and visit local villages such as Sheepscombe, Witcombe, Birdlip and of course Cranham.
1km, 3km, 6km, 10km, 13.1 miles & 26.2 miles
Multi-terrain: Whatever distance you take part in, you are racing one of the toughest events of it's kind in the south west. You will do more climbing just getting to the start than you will in most other events (we start at the top of the gorge and let you finish at the bottom). Each event takes in what has been affectionately dubbed the 'Hell Steps'; a cheeky little flight of steps with a surprise mid way up.
NEW for 2017, the Cheddar Gorge Challenge in joining the National Trust's South West Outdoor Festival (SWOF). This is a celebration of everything outdoors with trail races, sportives, camping, live music, guest speakers, food foraging, axe throwing (not in the direction of the runners...the race is tough enough) and many others activities taking place across the long weekend of 8th - 10th September 2017.
Warren Farm, Blagdon, Charterhouse, BS40 7XR
Road: A predominantly flat and fast course with light traffic that will be perfect for achieving a Personal Best!. The race starts by going through Chippenham town centre but very quickly turns off down quiet rural roads passing through the villages of Stanley, The Tythertons, Avon, Kellaways, Langley Burrell and then re-entering the town to finish at Chippenham Sports Club.
Chippenham Sports Club, Hardenhuish Park, Bristol Road, Chippenham SN15 1NH
Multi-terrain: a stunning 50 miler taking in the Exe Valley Way from Exford to Tiverton, then following the Grand Western Canal and some proper rural Somerset surroundings along the Two Counties Way to the finish at Roughmoor Farm, just outside Taunton, where there will be a roaring fire and barbecue awaiting you. A proper rustic atmosphere to end what will be an incredible journey for just a day.
The Exmoor White Horse Inn, Exford, Exmoor National Park, West Somerset, TA24 7PY
58 km short course & 89km long course
Multi-terrain: The 10Peaks™ Brecon race is a run/trek over a set route through the Brecon Beacons National Park. You will have to navigate yourself round the course, visiting the 10 mandatory peaks in the set order (plus the other mandatory checkpoints) and cross the finish line within a 24 hour time limit.
YHA Danywenallt Talybont-on-Usk (venue TBC), Brecon LD3 7YS
4 x 5km relay
Off-road: Set in the beautiful surroundings of Sudeley Castle, the Cotswold Ekiden is an off road relay race with each team member running one leg of 5km. With an undulating profile the course is a great introduction for new runners to trail running and we are expecting a good reception from more seasoned runners.
Sudeley Castle, Winchcombe, GL54 5JD
8km, 17km & 22km
Multi-terrain: We hope you will be as taken aback as we were after running this route, with a mosaic of heathland hill tops and valley woodlands. Take in fantastic views across the hills, look out for red deer on the adjacent hill tops and the ancient oak pollards in Willoughby Cleeve. This route really has everything, from open heathland, to technical wooded single track and of course… HILLS!
Kilve Court, Kilve, Bridgewater, Somerset, TA5 1EA
Multi-terrain: The route is mostly off road and takes in some beautiful running country and fantastic views as it criss-crosses the Mendips. It was devised as a walking trail many years ago and 2017 will be the second year that it's being run as a single day ultramarathon.
The Cider Barn, Draycott Rd, Cheddar BS27 3RU
10km & 13.1 miles
Road: The route suits both first timers and experienced club runners - it provides something a bit different from your average 'run-of-the-mill' city half marathon: stunning views, sea air, scenic country lanes and villages and the opportunity to participate in a unique running event on a closed motorway and across the iconic Severn Bridge.
Near Junction 2, M48. Postcode NP16 6UN
50m dash, 1km & 10km
Multi-terrain: an amazingly diverse multi terrain route, which will see you transverse through the beautiful countryside at Kelston Mills, run on the stunning trails alongside the River Avon plus an out and back section on the historic Bristol to Bath Railway Path.
Stothert & Pitt RFC, Bristol Road, Corston, BathBA2 9DJ
Colourburst, 5km, 10km, 13.1 miles, 26.2 miles, 50km
Multi-terrain: A truly special race that not only takes in many of Bath's beautiful attractions but also has the longest underground sections of any running race in the UK!
Brickfields Open Space, Bath BA2 1LX
Multi-terrain: Race the Train takes place alongside as far as practicable the route taken by the Talyllyn Railway on its journey to Abergynolwyn and back. In order to do this all courses use a mixture of public roads, lanes, un-metalled roads, tracks, agricultural land, and rough grazing pastures. The terrain varies all the time and can be very wet & muddy in places, the routes also ascend and descend quite steep terrain and runs on narrow footpaths with little chance of overtaking.
Tywyn, Mid Wales
Multi-terrain: a course of almost ten miles following parts of the famous Cotswold Way. The route is hilly and run on mainly woodland trails, with some road along the scenic Cotswold escarpment.
Horsemarling Farm, Standish, Stonehouse GL10 3BT
11 miles, 20 miles, 32 miles & 64 miles
Multi-terrain: All these routes follow the same part of coastline, with runners from different routes joining each other at different points along the way. The route takes competitors though stunning coastal scenery, over undulating paths, through fields, villages and surrounding countryside.
Porthpean Outdoor Centre, Cornwall, UK, PL26 6AZ
30 miles & 50 miles
Multi-terrain: along the Mendip Way. The Mendip Way has to be one of the South-West's best kept secrets. Like the Cotswolds' slightly more streetwise, alternative cousin, the Mendip Way features the spectacular Ebbor and Cheddar Gorges, the brutal climb up to Crook's Peak, incredible views over the Somerset Levels and to the circular Cheddar Reservoir, and then England's smallest city, Wells, with its magnificent cathedral.
Uphill beach, Links Road, North Somerset, Weston-super-Mare, BS23 4XY
48 miles (Jersey, Channel Islands)
Multi-terrain: At approximately 48 miles (77Km) and 1000 metres of ascentthis race will circle around the island following the stunning granite cliffs of the North Coast to the golden sands of St. Ouen's Bay and the South Coast.
Steam Clock, St Helier, Jersey, Channel Islands
Multi-terrain: This is a tough, run along the South West Coast path from Countisbury to Minehead (about 21 miles). The route is marked and marshalled, but the onus is on you to find your own way. This is one of the most beautiful (and hilly) stretches of Coast path in the country.
Start at The Exmoor Sandpiper Car Park, Countisbury Hill, Lynton, Devon.
Bus Leaves Minehead Hospital car park, off Seaward Way, Minehead,
Somerset at 9.00 am
Road: a TACH Championship Race with a difference! The Magor 10k is probably the flattest and fastest road 10k in Wales. If you're looking for a 10k PB this is the place to get it! The course is all on scenic country lanes and suits both experienced and beginner runners alike.
Undy United Football Club situated on the Causeway, Undy near Caldicot. Postcode NP26 3EW
500m, 5km, 10km, 13.1 miles & 26.2 miles
Multi-terrain: The Bath Running Festival is a celebration of off-road running around the beautiful hills and valleys of Bath. All the runs take in breath taking views of Bath from Sham Castle and the open meadows above Bathampton. The longer the race, the more hills, and fantastic views you will get to experience. The half marathon and marathon routes include sections along the Kennet & Avon Canal and through the historic Sydney Gardens.
University of Bath, Sports Training Village BA2 7AY
Road: The accurately measured course is on quiet undulating country lanes on the outskirts of Thornbury where you will be well looked after by Thornbury Running Club’s friendly and encouraging marshals. A relaxed, hassle-free, but – for those who want it – very competitive road race over the ever-popular 10k distance with chip timing.
Thornbury Rugby Club BS35 1LG