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Cotswold Way Challenge

Overview

New route for 2021. 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 Cirencester, as you set out on 100km looped route 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.

  • For all levels of experience

  • Join as an individual or team

  • 100km, 50km and 25km challenge options

  • 2-day 100km 'daylight' option

  • 8 covered rest stops with free food & drink

  • Walk at your own pace, jog or run - set a new goal

  • Camping option

  • Fully signed route

  • Medics, marshals, massage

  • Medal, T-shirt, glass of fizz

  • Shuttle buses and transfers

  • Optional training walks

  • Challenge mobile app

FUNDRAISING OPTIONS AND REGISTRATION FEES

Help for Heroes is an official Partner on this great challenge, and can offer you a 25% discount on your charity registration fee!

ENTER CODE H4H2021 WHEN YOU REGISTER

PLUS 10% Early Bird Discount on top of your Help for Heroes charity discount if you register before 31 October 2020!

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

  • 100km Challenge - £11.25 reg fee + £595 fundraising target

  • 50km Challenge - £7.50 reg fee + £395 fundraising target

  • 25km Challenge - £3.75 reg fee + £245 fundraising target

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

  • 100km Challenge - £74.75 reg fee + £299 fundraising target

  • 50km Challenge - £48.38 reg fee + £199 in fundraising

  • 25km Challenge - £29.63 reg fee + £119 in fundraising

Self Fund – you pay the full cost of the event place and fundraise whatever you want, with no set target or deadline, and there’s no cost at all to the charity!

  • 100km Challenge - £148.50 reg fee + set your own fundraising target

  • 50km Challenge - £96.75 reg fee + set your own fundraising target

  • 25km Challenge - £59.25 reg fee + set you own fundraising target

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I register to complete this challenge?

The challenge is run by Action Challenge and you should register directly with them, via the 'Register Now' button. During registration Help for Heroes will already be selected, we will be told about you automatically and will be in touch. 

Where does my fundraising go?

Half of your fundraising target needs to be received by the Charity no later than eight weeks before the challenge. This covers the cost of your participation in the challenge.
Anything you fundraise over this amount is the money that Help for Heroes can use to provide lifelong support to our wounded, injured and sick Service Personnel, Veterans and their loved ones.

What are the guidelines for Covid-19 safe fundraising

The health and the safety of all our supporters is really important to us. Please keep safe and follow the Government Guidelines including any local lockdown requirements when doing any fundraising on behalf of Help for Heroes.  For full guidelines please check the Institute of Fundraising website to ensure you are familiar with what is required of you, the fundraiser, during the Covid-19 pandemic. You may also wish to check the latest regional guidance for EnglandScotlandWales and Northern Ireland.

Support and Contact

The Events Team is on hand to answer all your questions from Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. Whether you’re after training tips or fundraising advice, we’d love to hear from you.

Phone: 0300 303 9888

Email: events@helpforheroes.org.uk