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Race to the Tower Race to the Tower Race to the Tower

Race to the Tower

Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

The Cotswolds, UK

Sat 25th June 2022 - Sun 26th June 2022

Starting at 06:00

1 race

£40.00

COVID-19 INFORMATION

We’ve officially opened places for 2021 and we are now more excited than ever to welcome you back on the trails! The safety and health of our participants are always our highest priority and we recognise that you may be apprehensive about taking part in any of our events in 2021.

We will adhere to all government and WHO guidelines at the time of the event and we will be taking appropriate precautions to ensure the highest quality of care, support, and comfort for all of our participants.

Staggered start lines, social distancing, posted registration packs and increased safety measures at pitstops are just some of the measures that will be implemented.

This page will be updated regularly with more information about how we will be implementing new measures to ensure that we deliver our events safely. If you do have any questions in the meantime, please do not hesitate to email us at the event in-boxes and we will get back to you as soon as we can. We can’t wait to be cheering you on once again in the great British outdoors!

WHAT IF I CAN'T ATTEND DUE TO NEEDING TO SELF-ISOLATE OR BEING IN A GOVERNMENT IMPOSED LOCAL/INTERNATIONAL LOCKDOWN?

If due to COVID-19, you need to self-isolate, are subject to a local lockdown or international quarantine restrictions, we will waive the Administration Fee to Defer to the following year or Transfer to another event later in the year (Trail Series only). The participant must notify Threshold via email by the time that registration commences on the live event and provide evidence of the situation. Please read the Rules and Regulations relating to that event for further information.

WHAT IF THE EVENT CAN'T GO AHEAD AGAIN DUE TO COVID-19?

For 2021, if the event can’t ahead again due to COVID-19, we are able to commit to giving a full refund on your entry fee paid to date (less the Booking Fees), and any additional extras purchased and not received. Please read the Rules and Regulations relating to that event for further information.

C-19 PLAN
Threshold Sports has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

A fully-supported, award-winning ultra-marathon for runners and walkers to take on the stunning Cotswold Way.

Conquer a monumental 52.4 miles along the stunning Cotswold Way. Setting off at Whiteshill, the route then takes you along the incredible trails of the Cotswold Way and finishes off at the 65 ft Broadway Tower with great views enabling you to look back at all that you’ve accomplished.

Races

  • Race to the Tower

    £40.00

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  • Race to the Tower

    £40.00

    CLOSED

Parking

Participant car parking is available at the Start, Basecamp and Finish. This will be available to purchase prior to the event. An event parking permit will be sent to you in your Registration Pack and must be clearly displayed in your vehicle.

There will also be drop off and pick up areas at each location. There is a maximum wait time of 30 mins. It is free of charge and does not need to be booked.

Shuttle buses will be available between key locations. Exact timings and prices are available on the Participant Information Platform.

If you drop out during the event it is your responsibility to make your way back to your car.

All cars are left at owners’ risk and must be collected before the car park closes.

Location

Start
Bird in the Hand Farm, Main Road, Whiteshill, Stroud, GL6 6JR

Basecamp(midway point, Day 1 finish and Day 2 start)
Colgate Farm, Ham Road, Charlton Kings, Cheltenham, GL54 4EZ

Finish
Broadway Tower, Broadway, WR12 7LB

The ultimate support

We’re famous for our incredible pit stops, manned by our super friendly event crew and medical staff. Each is laden with complimentary snacks, hot and cold drinks, and plenty of sports nutrition to help you complete the challenge.

On Course:
Fully-signposted route
Loaded pit stops
Hot food at the halfway Basecamp and at the Finish
Medical support
Finishers medal
Event timing from Results Base

Pit stops:
Sports nutrition and hydration from HIGH5
Medical support
Toilets
Food and drinks
Water fill-up points

Basecamp:
Hot showers*
Hot evening meal
Breakfast*
2-person tent per participant*
Access to bars, live music, chill-out zones and more*
* Exclusive to camping/weekender packages

Medical:
Team of doctors
Medics located at the Start, Basecamp, pit stops and Finish

CHOOSE YOUR PACKAGE: Tackle the trails in a way that suits you

NON-STOP
The full 52.4-mile route in one go.

Package includes:

Entry ticket and participant pack
Food, drink and sports nutrition at pitstops
Medical Support – medics at pitstops and Basecamp
Full pit stop support throughout the night
Premium completion medal
16-week training program
Hot food at halfway basecamp
Event timing from Results Base
Bag transport from start to finish
Access to halfway basecamp– bars, stretching area, concessions and acoustic music
Hot food at finish line

Date: 25th - 26th June
Distance: 52.4 miles
Route: Whiteshill - Broadway Tower
General Entry Prices from: £145
Charity Entry Prices from: £40


WEEKENDER INCL. CAMPING
The full 52.4-mile route across two days.

Package includes:

Entry ticket and participant pack
Food, drink and sports nutrition at pitstops
Medical Support – medics at pitstops and Basecamp
Premium completion medal
16-week training program
Camping – 2-person tent per person
Hot showers
Hot dinner and breakfast at Basecamp
Event timing from Results Base
Bag transport: start > basecamp > finish
Access to halfway basecamp – bars, stretching area, concessions and acoustic music
Hot food at finish line

Date: 25th - 26th June
Distance: 52.4 miles
Route: Whiteshill - Broadway Tower
General Entry Prices from: £220
Charity Entry Prices from: £60


WEEKENDER EXCL. CAMPING
The full 52.4-mile route across two days. Camping not included.

Package includes:

Entry ticket and participant pack
Food, drink and sports nutrition at pitstops
Medical Support – medics at pitstops and Basecamp
Premium completion medal
16-week training program
Event timing from Results Base
Bag transport: start > basecamp > finish
Access to halfway basecamp – bars, stretching area, concessions and acoustic music
Hot food at finish line
Package does not include the following at Basecamp:

Camping
Hot showers
Hot dinner and breakfast

Date: 25th - 26th June
Distance: 52.4 miles
Route: Whiteshill - Broadway Tower
General Entry Prices from: £125


DAY 1 INCL. CAMPING
A trail marathon from Whiteshill to basecamp

Package includes:

Entry ticket and participant pack
Food, drink and sports nutrition at pitstops
Medical Support – medics at pitstops and Basecamp
Premium completion medal
16-week training program
Camping on Saturday night
Hot showers
Hot dinner and breakfast at basecamp
Event timing from Results Base
Bag transport from start to basecamp
Access to halfway basecamp – bars, stretching area, concessions and acoustic music
Hot food at finish line
Date: 25th - 26th June
Distance: 26.2 miles
Route: Whiteshill - Basecamp
General Entry Prices from: £160


DAY 1 EXCL. CAMPING
A trail marathon from Whiteshill to Basecamp

Package includes:

Entry ticket and participant pack
Food, drink and sports nutrition at pitstops
Medical Support – medics at pitstops and Basecamp
Premium completion medal
16-week training program
Hot dinner at basecamp
Event timing from Results Base
Bag transport from start to basecamp
Access to halfway basecamp – bars, stretching area, concessions and acoustic music
Hot food at finish line
Package does not include the following at Basecamp:

Camping
Hot showers
Dinner and Breakfast
Date: 25th - 26th June
Distance: 26.2 miles
Route: Whiteshill - Basecamp
General Entry Prices from: £80


DAY 2 INCL. CAMPING
A trail marathon from Basecamp to Broadway

Package includes:

Entry ticket and participant pack
Food, drink and sports nutrition at pitstops
Medical Support – medics at pitstops and Basecamp
Premium completion medal
Camping – 2-person tent per person
16-week training program
Event timing from Results Base
Bag transport from basecamp to finish
Access to halfway finish line concessions and bars
Dinner and breakfast at Basecamp
Hot food at the finish line
Date: 25th - 26th June
Distance: 26.2 miles
Route: Whiteshill - Broadway Tower
General Entry Prices from: £160



DAY 2 EXCL. CAMPING
A trail marathon from Basecamp to Broadway

Package includes:

Entry ticket and participant pack
Food, drink and sports nutrition at pitstops
Medical Support – medics at pitstops and Basecamp
Premium completion medal
16-week training program
Event timing from Results Base
Bag transport from basecamp to finish
Access to halfway finish line concessions and bars
Hot food at finish line
Package does not include the following at Basecamp:

Camping
Hot showers
Dinner or breakfast
Date: 25th - 26th June
Distance: 26.2 miles
Route: Whiteshill - Broadway Tower
General Entry Prices from: £80

Pit stops

Pit stops are approximately every 7 - 10 miles and will give you a chance to refresh and recharge for the next stage and check in with the medics if you need to. We recommend a quick turnaround of a maximum of 20 minutes to get back on the trail as quickly as possible.

All the pit stops provide snacks, drinks, toilets and first aid facilities.

Please note: we do not publish the exact locations of pit stops due to very limited space and private access. In order to gain the necessary permissions to run the event, friends and family will NOT be permitted at pit stops.

key timings

SAT: 06:30 Start line opens (Start)
SAT: 16:00 - 22:00 Registration open for Day 2 participants at Basecamp
SUN: 05:15 Registration open for Day 2 participants at Basecamp
SUN: 06:00 - 07:00 Start line open (at Basecamp)
SUN: 18:00 Finish line close

*Key timings are subject to change and based on 2021 timings.

what's not included

Transport
Parking
Merchandise
Trackers
iTabs
Individual Event Photos

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