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Cheddar Gorge Road Half Marathon, 10km & 5km

3.5 · 1 review

Cheddar, Somerset

Cheddar, England, United Kingdom

Sat 16th September 2023

Starting at 10:00

3 races

£25.00 - £40.00

COVID-19 INFORMATION

We have been holding events over the last year so we have a flexible event plan to allow the event to go ahead in an array of situations.

You can find out more about our covid secure event plan here https://www.relishrunningraces...

C-19 PLAN
Relish Running races has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

Cheddar Gorge 10km - #thefastest10km in the country!
This is a fully closed roads event. The route starts with a gentle fall and rise, just to warm you up, as we line you up with the top of Cheddar Gorge. With the right turn that comes at 2.5km, you are now at the very top of Cheddar Gorge and on a 7.5km long downhill run to the finish. On the 7.5km downhill section you will drop 150m+ of elevation making this #thefastest10km in the country!

We are super excited to be organising the very first closed roads running race through the iconic Cheddar Gorge. Runners will get to soak in the amazing views of the 450ft high cliffs on roads which are usually dominated by cars. This is a unique opportunity to appreciate the wonder of the gorge and run a rather fast time too!

Races

  • 5km

    £25.00

    Min Age 12

    Booking for more than 1?
  • 10km

    £30.00

    Min Age 14

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Half Marathon

    £40.00

    Min Age 17

    Booking for more than 1?

Book

  • 5km

    £25.00

    Min Age 12

    Booking for more than 1?
  • 10km

    £30.00

    Min Age 14

    Booking for more than 1?
  • Half Marathon

    £40.00

    Min Age 17

    Booking for more than 1?

What's Included

Bespoke event medal, chip timing and our usual incredible feast station at the finish line.

  • Bespoke Custom Medal
  • Buffet of delicious post race treats
  • Really friendly, inclusive atmosphere, perfect for your first race

Location

We are super excited to be organising the very first closed roads running race through the iconic Cheddar Gorge. Runners will get to soak in the amazing views of the 450ft high cliffs on roads which are usually dominated by cars. This is a unique opportunity to appreciate the wonder of the gorge and run a rather fast time too!

information to note

Whilst there is no formal cut off, runners should be aiming to finish the event in no more than 90mins and 3hrs15mins for the half marathon, so you have time to enjoy your race experience before we need to reopen the roads. The event is open to buggy runners - please note the steepest part of the route is -17% so you need to strap your little one in tight! We strongly recommend that buggy runners start at the back of their wave so they have more space.The event is not open to canicross runners or walkers (mix of run, jog, walk is absolutely fine!) Minimum age to take part is 12 for the 5km, 15 for the 10km and 17 for the half marathon.

  • This event will not be included on UK Athletics' database list of official PBs as they don't recognise events with such a large elevation drop in their rankings.

on the day

The road which we are starting the event on is a single carriage width and relatively short, so we will therefore be setting runners off in waves. Waves will be up to 500 runners in size.

Times are subject to final confirmation

Half Marathon - 09:30

10km - 10:00, 10:10, 10:20

5km - 10:00

The logistics are simplified this year, here are your options depending on your race distance;

5km - PARK or get DROPPED OFF at Warren Farm (event village), there is a 3km walk to your start line, after the race catch the bus back to Warren Farm (£5) or reunite with the people who dropped you off at the finish line.

10km - PARK or get DROPPED OFF at Warren Farm (event village), start at Warren Farm, after the race catch the bus back to Warren Farm (£5) or reunite with the people who dropped you off at the finish line.

Half Marathon - PARK at a public car park in Cheddar town. The main public car parks are 1km from the start line. Start and Finish line are in the same place. No bus journey involved.

  • The optional bus journey (5km and 10km runners) back to the start line is £5 which can be added to your booking. The Half Marathon runners event does not involve a bus journey.

Reviews

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3.5

1 review

Marina

·2 months ago

I really enjoyed this race! It was well organised with parking at the bottom and a double decker bus ride to the top. Water stop at 6k, why plastic cups when promoting box water at end ? Also needs more toilets at start end as we were delayed by 15 minutes for everyone to get through! But apart from that it was amazing 🤩
Thank you Marina, so pleased you enjoyed the day :-) The cups aren't plastic, they are made of sustainably sourced plant starch. We felt it would be wasteful to give out a whole large box of water on such a cool day, so cups were a better fit. A few more loos already on order for next year, hope we will see you there!
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Cheddar, Somerset

16 Sept 2023

£25.00 - £40.00

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