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Cotswold Way Challenge

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The Cotswold Way provides a stunning setting for this new and testing challenge - with some fantastic views enroute and some tough hills in between! It's a Saturday morning start in Bath, and ahead lies 100km of footpaths and trails to get to the Cheltenham finish line – where an overwhelming sense of elation awaits.

The idilic path will be challenging whether you're opting for the 100km, 50km or 25km but is incredibly rewarding.

Most of the 2,000 challengers will be walking, some will jog parts, and quite a few will run the full 100km. However you take it on - you'll be fully supported all the way by our team and rewarded with an amazing sense of achievement.

Push yourself further in 2017 and help us support a wide range of children, including those with disabilities, children who have been sexually exploited, young carers and young people in care.


Full Challenge (100km) - 24+hrs

Half Challenge (1st/2nd ~ 50km)

Quarter option (1st ~25km)

Full Challenge '2 Day Option'.. with halfway Camping Option

Tented Village start + warm up

FREE meals + snacks & drinks

Rest stops every ~ 12.5km

Signed route & chip timing

Trekmasters, medics, massage

Baggage transfer service

Medal, T shirt, glass of bubbly!

Fastest runners trophies

Shuttle buses - finish to station

Park & ride options - easy to join

Training & Kit guides

Optional Training Walks/Runs

Cotswold Way Challenge APP

Registration Fees:

Full Challenge  - £80

Half Challenge  - £60  

Quarter Challenge - £40

Minimum Fundraising Requirments:

Full Challenge £425 Min Fundraising per person

Half Challenge £275 Min Fundraising per person

Quarter Challenge £175 Min Fundraising per person

Fundraising Requirements

You will need to pay 50% of your initial fundraising target to Barnardo's 6 weeks prior to the challenge, failure to do so could result in your place being withdrawn on the challenge. The remaining 50% of your fundraising is due to be paid to Barnardo's 4 weeks after the event. Barnardo's will pay a contribution towards your place on the challenge out of this target.

Self Funding Option (you pay full cost and raise what you can)

Full Challenge - £185 / person

Half Challenge - £125 / person

Quarter Challenge - £75 / person

Why join Team Barnardos?

  • A dedicated events team to support you every step of the way.
  • Unrivalled advice through training, nutrition and every aspect of your challenge.
  • All the fundraising support and guidance you will need.
  • Raise as much as you can and receive your challenge t-shirt.
  • You'll be supporting the UK's most vulnerable children and young people.

Sign up now and join our team for a challenge of a lifetime!