This new distance of the Stroud Trails event, the Ultra 40 takes you on an additional 14 miles of woodland, across fields, over hills with different views and gives you a complete experience of the heart of the Cotswolds.

The Stroud Trail Ultra 40 follows the normal marathon route up to 9.4 miles and then goes on a 10 mile loop taking in Bisley, Oakridge, Sapperton & Chalrford Valley, before rejoining the marathon route at mile 6.4, now 19.5 miles.  Although this means doing a small 3 mile section twice, you will have the marathon runners for company.

The additional section leaves the marathon route at the far end of Toasdsmoor Valley

Toadsmoor Valley

IMG-ToadsmoorValley2This Loop in Toadsmoor Valley takes in some stunning variation of scenery, from lakes, woodland & hidden gems of the Cotswolds. The route goes from Lower Bourne, through Stringers Woods and over to the east of the Toadsmoor ponds, before heading back through Toadsmoor Woods just below the village of Eastcombe. Following the Streams to the biggest of the ponds before a magical ascent to Middle Lypiatt. Once on top the run now goes through Mackhouse Woods to, Quarhouse Lane, (Checkpoint 9.9M).

Event Information

When: 12th May 2019
Where: Stroud Town Centre
Time: 08:00hrs

  • fee: £47 (+ £2 unaffliated)
    earlybird fee £42 until 31/12/18
  • min age: 18yrs
  • limit: 60 places
  • close: 7th May ’19 or when limit reached
  • no entries on the day

Online entries are open from June 2018

Important information you should read before race day, including how to get your race number, read Race Info >>>

Take a look where to get water, first aid etc during the race here

1. Amberley Bus Stop (3.9 M)
2. Olympic Varnish, Knapp Lane (6.1 M)
3. Nashend, Bisley (10.75 M)
4. Daneway (14.9 Miles)
5. A419/Cowcombe Hill (17.6 Miles)
6. Olympic Varnish, Knapp Lane (20.4 M)
7. Mackhouse (24.2 M)
8. Wallbridge (26.6 M)
Marathon Drop Bag Zone
9. Ocean Bridge (29.8 M)
10. Middelyard (32.2 M)
11. Ram Inn, Woodchester (35.1 M)
Marathon Drop Bag Zone
12. Amberley Bus Stop (37.3 M)

Note: Not all Checkpoints have unlimited water
See Checkpoints page for full details

There are several free car parks for this event. See full list >>>

How to get to the event & directions, click map below

There are 2 cutoff times to be aware of;

  1. Checkpoint 8 must be reached by 16:00hrs (8 hours) at 26 miles
  2. The overall cutoff time for this event is 12 hours, however someone will be at the finish line until the last person has finished with your medal.

  • Bespoke Medal to all finishers
  • Technical T-Shirt
  • Goody Bag
  • Awards 1st, 2nd & 3rd Lady & Man
  • 1st £100 Up & Running Vouchers
  • 2nd £50 Up & Running Vouchers
  • 3rd £30 Up & Running Vouchers
  • Allister Keating Cup

Distance: 40.1 M
Trails: 94% Road: 6%
Total Ascent: 2136m (7009 ft)
Lowest: 19m (65ft) at 15.5M
Highest: 236m (777ft) at 10.9M

GPX File: download >>>

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