Challenge Date: 27/28 June 2020


The magical Cotswold Way provides a stunning setting for a testing challenge - with some fantastic views en route and tough hills in between! It's a Saturday morning start from historic Bath's Royal Crescent, as 2000 adventurers set out on 100km of footpaths & trails - most walking but many jogging and running.

Whether you're a keen walker and new to endurance events, or a seasoned hiker up for a new adventure - with half and quarter distance options also - there's a Challenge here for everyone. You'll get full support & hospitality all the way to your finish line - where an amazing sense of achievement & celebration awaits.

This event is suitable for participants of all abilities, with three distances to choose from:

  • 100km Full Challenge, continuous with rest stops
  • 100km Full Daylight Challenge, 2 days with camp option
  • 50km 1st Half Challenge 
  • 50km 2nd Half Challenge
  • 25km 1st Quarter Challenge


Access Sport believe all young people should be able to experience the power of sport. However over the past few years the number of people on low incomes participating in sport has fallen nearly 50,000, causing a third of UK children being classified as obese or overweight, side-lining the poor and vulnerable. Your support fundraising and participating in the Cotswold Way Challenge makes a real difference in creating a level playing field, giving under-represented young people regardless of ability, gender, background or ethnicity, the chance to enhance their life prospects through sport.


You'll get full support and hospitality all the way, leaving you to focus on your challenge! 

  • For all levels of experience
  • Join as individual or team
  • 100km full challenge
  • 2 day 100km 'daylight' option
  • Half challenge options
  • Quarter challenge option
  • 8 covered rest stops
  • Free food & drink
  • Walk at your pace - 24 hrs+
  • Run or jog - set a new goal
  • Half way camping option
  • Fully signed route
  • Medics, marshals, massage
  • For charity or self fund
  • Medal, t shirt, glass of fizz
  • 3 utmb points available
  • Shuttle busses & transfers
  • Optional training walks
  • Challenge mobile app


Charity Sponsorship – you pay a small registration fee, do lots of fundraising and we cover the cost of your event place!

  • Full Challenges - £15 reg fee + £595 in fundraising
  • Half Challenges - £10 reg fee + £395 in fundraising
  • Quarter Challenge - £5 reg fee + £245 in fundraising

Sign up for your charity sponsorship tickets here

Mixed Funding
– pay half of the event place cost yourself, fundraise a bit less and we pay the balance of the event place cost.

  • Full Challenges - £99 reg fee + £299 in fundraising
  • Half Challenges - £64.50 reg fee + £199 in fundraising
  • Quarter Challenge - £39.50 reg fee + £119 in fundraising

Sign up for your mixed funding tickets here


We have a handy factsheet which contains all the information you will need for the Cotswold Way Challenge, click below to download

The Cotswold Way Challenge starts at Royal Victoria Park, BA1 2NQ: