About Cotswold Running Festival

About Cotswold Running Festival

3rd-4th August 2019

The Cotswold Running Festival, as the new format for the Cotswold 24 Hr Race!

It’s a weekend crammed with running events, speakers, entertainment and more.  You can choose from:

  • 24 Hour Race (midday to midday)
  • 12 Hour Race (9pm to 9am)
  • 9km Race
  • 5km Race
  • 1km Kids Race

We will have a 12 and 24 Hour Race, both running through the night.  These are individual or team relay races held at the stunning Bathurst Estate on the outskirts of Cirencester in Gloucestershire. These are run over an off-road 9km mixed course including forest trails, open parkland and tarmac paths.  If you enter as a team, only one member of your team is allowed on the course at any one time, and everybody in your team must complete one whole lap. At the end of the 12 or 24 hours, the team in each category who has completed most laps, wins. YOU DON’T HAVE TO RUN 100 MILES!  For the first time in 2019 we will also have an 9km Race (one lap of the relay course), a 5km Race, and a 1km Kids Race for ages 5 – 17 (categorised by age group).

2018-24-Hour-Race-White-Blank-300x12624hour_race03.jpg-pwrt3The date for the 2019 event is Saturday the 3rd August to Sunday the 4th August 2019. Camping is free and we provide parking and toilets, showers, 24 hour food and drink, entertainment, sports massage, ice baths and fully qualified medical support. You can also pay a little extra and buy a pre-pitched tent from our friends at Pillow (click here to be taken to their website).

It doesn’t matter if you want to enter the event for fun (you don’t have to run 100 miles!) and to spend a bit of time with your mates running around in fancy dress, or if you are a serious ultra-runner trying to beat your PB, everyone is welcome. The social side of the event will be amazing, and we guarantee you will meet some wonderful people and form some fantastic friendships along the way!

          • Sign up as a solo, pair, or as part of a team.
          • Run a marked off-road 9km, 5km or 1km course around the beautiful Bathurst Estate in the heart of the Cotswolds.
          • Free camping for the duration of the event.  If you want to camp the night before as well, that’s fine.
          • Full professional chip timing and lap counting.
          • You can pay extra for pre-pitched tent hire if you want accommodation provided and set up by the time you arrive. Visit our friends at Pillow.
          • Toilets and Showers.
          • Friends and Family can enjoy the event as well. Family Camping Tickets are available at £20 per adult, children under 16 years old are free.
          • Entertainment until 10pm  on Friday night and 11pm on Saturday night.
          • Ample Food and Drink outlets.
          • Sports Massage (£10 for 10 minutes) and free Ice Baths.
          • Fully Qualified Medical Support.
          • Medals for all finishers. 1st, 2nd & 3rd prizes for each category winner.
          • Sorry no dogs allowed at the event.

This is a great event for adults of all ages, runners or walkers, but don’t take our word for it, please take a look at one of our runners videos by clicking on the image below: