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The View from the Heavens on most days is stunning not only the view across to the Severn, Brecon Beacons & Wales, but you can see all 5 Valleys of Stroud and on clearer days the Severn Bridge and the Malverns. This is the reason the Stroud Trail Marathon exists

Simon Barnes, Events Director

This Ultra 40 distance of the Stroud Trails event, 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

When, Where & Cost

When: Sunday 8th May 2022
Where: Stroud Town Centre
Time: 08:00am

  • fee: £47.50 (+ £2 unaffliated)
    10% earlybird discount until 31/11/2021
  • min age: 18yrs
  • limit: 100 places
  • close: 1st May ’20
    or when limit reached
  • no entries on the day

  • Bespoke Medal to all finishers
  • Technical T-Shirt
  • Energy Bar & Goody Bag
  • Awards 1st, 2nd & 3rd Lady & Man
  • NEW AK CUP for 2020

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

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.