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17th December 2023

The New Rudolphs Rampage trail event climbs out of Nailsworth onto the top of Tetbury Lane, looking over towards Chavenage & Avening.

Oh the fields of joy, great views, lots of fresh country air, hardly worth mentioning the uphill!

Also, there’s traffic free, trail event, the Rudolphs Dash for young runners.

"I feet this is one of Iamoutdoors best races despite it being 'somewhat' challenging to run. The marshals are always very supportive and in fancy dress, too. The mince muffin at the end is delicious and has become somewhat legendary"

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Awards & Prizes

The Route

From the start at the King George V playing fields, the route goes round the Bull Ring, before turning uphill to the top of Tetbury Lane (2km). After about 300m of running, suddenly it is realised how high and what views can be seen from here (see photo towards Box). Now following, a classic Cotswold Footpath downhill to the quaint village of Avening. At the bottom crossing a stream and running through what appears to be someone’s well kept back garden, the second ascent awaits. A steady climb, over the fields of joy reaching halfway (5km), before returning to the lower part of the Vale and Avening Park. The run now turns back towards Nailsworth, will a gradual climb back to the top of Tetbury lane or actually Shiptons Grave lane. Now at 9km, a left turn and a 300ft descent to the finish

Rudolphs Rampage history

The first Rudolphs Rampage was held in December 2009 for Cotswold Allrunners only, to establish the route and to get feedback about the event.  Now in it’s 13th occurrence, this event also includes a Junior event, the Rudolphs Dash and the fancy dress element has established itself as a bit of a competition amongst the runners

When: Sunday 17th Dec ’23
Start & Race HQ:
King George V Playing Fields, Nailsworth

Rudolphs Rampage 10k

  • time: 10am
  • distance: 10k
  • fee: £17 (+ £2 unaffliated)
  • min age: 16yrs

The Dash & Family Dash

  • time: 9am
  • distance: 3k
  • fee: £6
  • age: 4 -104 yrs
  • All children must be accompanied by an adult.
    The course will remain marked and Key Marshals will stay in place until 10:10am up to 2k and until 11am from 2k to the Finish.

Important information you should read before race day, including how to get your race number, read race info >>> (available soon)

There is some parking at the Race HQ, King George V playing fields GL6 0HT

All remaining parking will in the streets nearby

How to get to the event and recommended parking

  • Medal to all finisher
  • Awards 1st in all categories
  • Fancy Dress Prizes

Rudolphs Rampage

Distance: 6.5 M/ 10.46K
Trails: 93% Road: 7%
Total Ascent: 397m (1011 ft)
Lowest: 83m (271ft) at 0.5M
Highest: 189m (621ft) at 5.9M

GPX File: download >>>

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Elevation Map

The Dash

Distance: 1.99M / 3.18K
Trails: 100% Road: 0%
Total Ascent: 136m (405 ft)
Lowest: 83m (271ft) at 0.4km
Highest: 187m (618ft) at 1.5km

Don't delay and enter today

Rudolphs Rampage is a great fancy dress run in the Christmas Spirit around the beautiful Cotswold Town of Nailsworth & local villages