Stroud Trail Ultra 40

This Ultra 40 distance of the Stroud Trails event starts with a 15 mile loop taking in Bisley, Oakridge, Sapperton & Chalford Valley, and returning to the start/finish area. Then the marathon route follows. This does involve repeating the first 3 miles of the ultra again, but as it's so beautiful you will be thankful for a second glance
  • Event information

  • When: 11th May 2025

  • Start Time: 6am

    Race bibs can be collected from 5am at Race HQ
    Race briefing will be 15mins before the start inside the school hall

  • Where: Great Park, Minchinhampton

    Race HQ is Minchinhampton Academy
    Start & Finish is the Great Park on the common at the back of school

  • Entry Fee: £63

    There is an additional £2 for unaffiliated runners

  • Min age: 18yrs

  • Registration closes: 7th May 2025

    or earlier if entry limit is reached
    Entry limit for Ultra

  • No entries on the day

  • Cut-off times

    There are 2 cutoff times to be aware of.

    1. Checkpoint 7 must be reached by 13:00hrs (7 hours) at 24.7 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.

  • Read race information

    Information, running advice, raceday address, contact details, directions and parking instructions

  • Energy Drinks & Snacks

    At various Checkpoints energy drinks & snacks are available in small quantities.
    Energy drink will be a sugared flavoured isotonic drink & normal sugared cola Snacks will be sweets, chocolate & mini cheddars.

  • Small Bag Drop Points

    If you want a small bag to dropped to Checkpoints 2 & 9, please leave in the appropriate box in the tent.
    Note: any unused items will be returned, but not until the event has finished

  • Final Instructions Email

    An email will be sent out the week beginning 29th April.
    Get in touch if it's not in your spam folder either, use the contact us link in the menu above

  • Parking

    There is no specific car park for this event. There are 30 spaces at the school, but the rest of parking is street parking. Please check the map.

  • Directions

  • Prizes & Awards

  • Bespoke medal to all finishers

  • technical T-shirt

    Your T-shirt & size is guaranteed before 21st April. After this date you may not get a T-shirt or it may not be your size.

  • Goody Bag

  • Awards 1st, 2nd & 3rd Lady & Man

  • NEW AK Cup since 2022

    The cup with 1st Lady & Man will be engraved after the event. This Cup can't be taken away

  • Run details

  • Distance: 40.9M (64.5Km)

  • Trails: 94% Road 6%

  • Total Ascent: 5291ft (1612m)

  • Lowest: 64ft (19.5m) @ 32.5M

  • Highest: 779ft (237m) @ 5.7M

  • Checkpoints & Maps

    There is are 11 checkpoints on the Ultra 40

Open: 6:30am – last runner

Water only
Open: 7am – last runner

Water, First Aid, Energy drink & snacks, plus a Timing Split

Open: 7:15am – last runner

Water only

Open: 6am – last runner

Water. energy drinks, sweet & savoury snacks, First Aid & Timing Split

Open: 8am – last runner

Water & energy drinks

Open: 8:30am – last runner

Water only self service

Open: 6am – 1pm

Water. energy drinks, sweet & savoury snacks, First Aid & Timing Split

Open: 9:30am – 2:30pm

Water only

Open: 9:30am – 3pm

Water, Energy Drinks, Snacks & Timing Split

Drop zone: You can have a small bag delivered to this Checkpoint.

Open: 10am – 4:30pm

Water. energy drinks, sweet & savoury snacks

Timing point only

Open: 10:30am – 5pm


Open: 10:30am – 5pm

Water. energy drinks, sweet & savoury snacks

OS Maps Ordnance Survey Online

If you subscribe to the OS Maps online, then you can view the route here. You also download the GPX file and view a 3D fly through

Click map to see the Stroud Trail Ultra 40 route