Stroud Trails Event

11th May 2025

The 4 trail runs of the Stroud Trails Event, are a fabulous & challenging mixture of local trails, Cotswold hills, famous Towpaths, disused Railway Tracks, nationally acclaimed Common Land and of course the amazing views on the Cotswold Edge all in an area of outstanding natural beauty​​

This Iamoutdoors event, a marathon in this countryside, Wow. I've ran all their other events over the last few years, which tease you with various parts of the Cotswolds, but this event offers it all, beautiful countryside, amazing views, tough hills and a great challenge

Entry information

Sunday 11th May 2025

Ultra 40 – 6am

Marathon – 8am

Half Marathon – 10:30am

Quarter Marathon – 11:30am

All registrations must be done in advance and through the Iamoutdoors website.

Please read the event details on this website before booking and return afterwards for updates on the event.

The deadline for registrations is 11:30am Wednesday 7th May.

Entry fee varies from £25 to £67.  Please see individual events for details

Refund: If you change your mind for any reason within 72 hours of registering, you can get a full refund, no questions asked.  This applies up to 4 days before the event start. (Deadline: May 7th 11:30am)

After this, you can transfer your place to someone else, up to 4 days prior to the event. To do this you must contact us before 11:30am on Wednesday 7th May using our online form.  (Click here

Please read full event terms & conditions.

Yes you can transfer your place to someone else, up to 4 days prior to the event. To do this you must contact us before 11:30am on Wednesday 7th May using our online form.  (Click here

We will need their full name, DOB & email address.  An email with a link will be sent directly to them.  The link will expire at 11:30am on Thursday 8th May.

Please note you may still get emails regarding the event, but you will no longer appear on the ecent start list.


Route information

Yes, the route is clearly marked with black and orange chevrons.

However, it is your responsibilty to familiarise yourself with the route.

There are viewable & downloadable maps, gpx files and route descriptions available on the individual event pages.

If you experience any issues or have questions about the routes, please get in touch before race day. 

Signs are securely placed on public highways, footpaths & bridleways, which means that on rare occaisions some are removed or damaged by the public.

Therefore, although we do our very best to ensure a completely marked route, Iamoutdoors can’t be responsible for signs being removed and for your navigational errors.

There are toilets at Race HQ, about 50m from the start/finish line.

However, this is a trail event in the countryside.  There are public toilets, pubs and retail areas close to the route, but there are none on the event route itself.
Please visit the Countryside Code website for more advice

There are 12 Checkpoints in the Stroud Trails event.
All these will have water available.

There is also some small snacks available for the longer distance events. See individual event pages for full details.

Note: It’s is compulsory to carry a 500ml water container for all distances. 

There a some marshals on the route and at all checkpoints.

There are marshals at road crossing and certain points along the route where there are likely to be lots of runners closley bunched.  As this thins out marshals will gradually stand down.

These marshals are in addition to all the signage, therefore without them the route is still clearly marked.

On the day

There is parking at the school for about 30 cars and another 30 at the back of the church.

The rest of parking is local street parking

Race HQ is the school hall.

Registration opens from 5am and closes 15mins before your race start.

safety pins are provided

 There will be portable toilets in the school car park and public toilets 50m opposite the church.

The Start is on the common at the end of the school grounds, approx. 100m

Stroud Trails 2025 Registration

Price increase on 1st November 2024