Dec
17
10:00 AM10:00

Brean Down Santa Scramble

Aspire Running Events

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

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Jan
7
9:30 AM09:30

Naunton Nearly Nineteen

RACE IS FULL - THERE IS NO WAITLIST

Cotswold Running

Approx 19 miles.

MULTI TERRAIN The marked route starts in the scenic village of Naunton, Gloucestershire and takes in 1450ft of ascent, some fun descents, and a few chocolate-box Cotswold villages. Single lap on footpaths.

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Jan
11
7:15 PM19:15

Night Race

  • Beechenhurst Lodge, Forest of Dean (map)
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Rogue Runs

Approx 6 miles

OFF ROAD - a fairly amenable route, ideal for night race beginners. There will be forest paths, open grassland, a trip along the beautiful Wye Valley walk and sections through Piercefield Park.

 

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Jan
27
10:00 PM22:00

Warmley Forest Park 5k/10k

  • London Road, Warmley (A420) opposite the Midland Spinner Pub BS30 5JB (map)
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Aspire Running Events

5k & 10k options

MULTI TERRAIN - A stunning multi terrain course that will be 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.

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Feb
3
9:00 AM09:00

Avon Valley Railway 10k/4k

  • Avon Valley Railway (Bitton Station), Bath Road Bitton, Bristol BS30 6HD (map)
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Aspire Running Events

10km & 4km

Multi Terrain - A stunning course that will be held on a traffic free Railway Path and fields. The course is flat/undulating but not hilly and will be suitable for all standards of runner.

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Feb
8
7:15 PM19:15

Night Run

  • Wye Valley and Piercfield Park, Chepstow Race Course (map)
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Rogue Runs

6-ish miles

MULTI TERRAIM - A very characterful course with sections in the Piercefield Park and along the Wye Valley Walk. There's a foot wash on this one too!

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Feb
25
10:30 AM10:30

The Terminator

  • Pewsey Vale School, Wilcot Road Pewsey, SN9 5EW (map)
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Pewsey Vale RC

Approx 12 miles

MULTI TERRAIN - Mostly on footpaths and tracks. A challenging course with several climbs, a sting in the tail and a free shoe wash. Trainers with good grip are a must.

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Feb
25
11:00 AM11:00

Two Bays Tough Ten Challenge

  • Weston College, Knightstone Road Weston-super-Mare, BS23 2AL (map)
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Two Bays Tough

10 miles & Fun Run

MULTI TERRAIN - The 10 mile course uses sections of the beach, closed tarmac roads along the seafront and coast, sections of the promenade, woodland trails and the National Trust headland and trig point on Sand Point. 2hr 15min time limit.

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Mar
10
9:00 AM09:00

20:20 Fission

  • Hamfields Leisure Centre (Berkeley Power Station) Gloucestershire GL13 9PA (map)
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Rogue Runs

20 miles & 20km Options

ROAD - The 20 mile option is a two-lap flat course in lovely countryside close to the river Severn. The 20 km option takes in one lap of pretty much the same course. There is a cut-off time for the 20 mile route of 4 hours.

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Mar
25
9:00 AM09:00

Cleevewold

Cheltenham & County Harriers

14 miles

Start time TBC - see website for more information.

Multi-terrain: The Cleevewold is a tough and hilly 14 mile multi-terrain race held annually in March. The race starts near to race HQ at the medieval Postlip tithe barn and covers the highest points of the Cotswold hills on Cleeve common, before heading into the countryside and returning to Postlip via the Belas Knap neolithic burial mound.

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Dec
2
10:00 AM10:00

Santa Run at Old Down Estate - TACH CHAMPIONSHIP RACE

Aspire Running Events

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

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Nov
12
11:05 AM11:05

Sodbury Slog

Bitton Road Runners

8.5 miles

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

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Oct
28
10:00 AM10:00

Warmley Forest Park 5k/10k

Aspire Running Events

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

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Oct
28
to Oct 29

OMM

OMM

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.

England

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Oct
22
10:30 AM10:30

Exmoor Stagger and Stumble - TACH CHAMPIONSHIP RACE

Minehead Running Club

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

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Oct
15
9:30 AM09:30

Mendip Outdoor Pursuit 10k - TACH CHAMPIONSHIP RACE

Aspire Running Events

10km

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

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Oct
14
to Oct 15

Pony Express Ultra

XNRG

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

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Oct
6
to Oct 8

Atlantic Coastal Challenge

VO2

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

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Sep
24
10:00 AM10:00

Brean Down Challenge

Aspire Running Events

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

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Sep
23
to Sep 24

Cotswold Way Century

Cotswold Running

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

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Sep
17
9:00 AM09:00

Cranham Beast - TACH CHAMPIONSHIP RACE

Allrunners Events

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.

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Sep
10
10:00 AM10:00

Cheddar Gorge Challenge - TACH CHAMPIONSHIP RACE

Relish Running Races

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

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Sep
10
9:30 AM09:30

Chippenham Half Marathon

Chippenham Half Marathon

13.1 miles

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

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Sep
9
7:30 AM07:30

Race to the Farm 50 miler

Albion Running

50 miles

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

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Sep
9
to Sep 10

10 Peaks Brecon Beacons

10 Peaks

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

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Sep
3
10:00 AM10:00

Cotswold Ekiden 5km relay

RnR Pursuits

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

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Sep
2
10:00 AM10:00

The Maverick inov-8 Original Somerset

Maverick Race

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

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Sep
2
7:30 AM07:30

Butcombe Trail Ultra

Town & Country Harriers

49 miles

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

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Aug
27
9:30 AM09:30

Severn Bridge 10km & Half Marathon

Severn Bridge

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

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Aug
26
9:30 AM09:30

River Avon 10km - TACH CHAMPIONSHIP RACE

Aspire Running Events

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

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Aug
19
9:00 AM09:00

Race the Train

Race the Train

14 miles

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

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