Runners Information

Welcome to the Stroud Trails runners information.  Please read the following, and if you have a question, please contact us here.

First things first

  • Check that you’ve entered this event
    Please Check your emails from Let’s Do This or check in the APP.
  • If anything is missing or wrong, please get in touch asap, but don’t panic it’ll get sorted.  However leaving it to race day is too late to sort out administration issues.
  • Final instructions email.
    Didn’t receive it? This will be sent out week beginning the 29th April.  Well sometimes emails go missing, but don’t worry use the contact form and we’ll resend it.  Check your Spam, too  
  • Read the rules
    Although as a participant, you’ve already declared that you agree to the rules & regulations, but just double check as it’s easy to get events mixed up.
    1. The Insurance & Permit issuers information can be found at

Get in touch on race day

  • Race Director: Simon Barnes (07939 102102)
  • Race Referee: Dawn Barnes
  • First Aid: Start/Finish, CP4, CP7, CP8, CP9, CP10 & CP11
  • Any Emergency: 999

When, where & what time

  • WHEN: Sunday 12th May 2024
  • WHERE:  Minchinhampton Academy, School Lane, Minchinhampton, GL6 9BP
  • RACE NUMBER & Shoe Tags COLLECTION: 5am onwards
  • RACE START: Ultra40 @ 6am, Marathon @ 8am / Half @ 10:30am/ Quarter @ 11:30am

Before you leave home

We want you to have a great running experience, however, if you feel unwell before the start please seek medical advice, do not take part or or if you still wish to take part then please check your fitness and look at for information and advice related to running events.

Please give yourself plenty of time to arrive, park and register. The last thing you want on event morning is to panic because you are running late (pun intended). We would suggest one hour before your event start time.

Be prepared – Weather

This is an undulating offroad endurance event in mid-spring so please wear appropriate shoes and clothing for the terrain and weather conditions. Although we will advise of the weather conditions expected a few days, this is only a forecast and things change. Therefore, please check the day before, MetOffice >>>

Previous Medical Conditions

If you have a known medical condition not declared upon event application or a change in a previous condition that you feel may affect you during this event, then you are advised to inform us as organisers of this change/addition.


You on race day

Here is some information once you arrive at the event venue and Good Luck in the race!

Race number & Shoe Tag collection

Registration will open from 5am for the Ultra & from 7am for all other distances from Race HQ, which inside the school hall

UKA affiliated athletes and other Club members may be required to prove their Club Affiliation by showing their UKA licence or other respective ID at registration. Please remember your licence otherwise we may have to charge you the additional unaffiliated £2 on the day.

Attaching your Bib

Your Bib, must be worn on the front of either your vest or shorts and must be visible at all times.  If covered up it may not get registered on the Start/Finish line.

Shoe Tag

Your shoe tag must be attached to your shoe via the laces, anncorrect attachment may results in no finishing time.

NOTE: The shoe tage must be returned at the finish line otheriwse you’ll be charged £10

Safety briefing

Please assemble by the Start Line 10 minutes before your race time for a compulsory safety briefing, which will give you the latest update on the course and any issues you need to be aware.

The use of headphones or music players

The Race permit for this event strongly advises that runners do not wear personal headphones/earphones to listen to iPods, MP3 players, smartphones or other personal music players whilst participating in the event. Why? Running whilst wearing headphones/earphones significantly reduces your ability to hear traffic, individual vehicles, instructions and warnings from the police, marshals and other people, and generally distracts your attention, increasing the risk of accident or injury to yourself and possibly other people.

If however you choose to participate in the event using such a device you accept full responsibility for your own safety and for the safety of anyone else who may be affected by your acts or omissions.

NOTE: You must remove your ear plugs completely when approaching a Road Junction or Crossing and you will be disqualified if you don’t adhere to this request.

Toilets & Site Map

There are portable toilets in the school car park and public & disabled toilets 50m from the school opposite the church.  

NOTE: We have been asked by the Reverend at Minchinhampton Holy Trinity Church not to use the toilets inside the Church. Therefore you will be disqualified from this race and any future Iamoutdoors Running Events if found using these toilets.


There is unsupervised baggage inside the school hall and all personal belongings are left at your own risk


The route

A route map will be available at the venue, but there are plenty signs around the course. You cross all roads (this includes Junctions even though you are on the main road/pavement) at your own risk, so please look left, look right and again before crossing the road.

The start
The Start is on the common at the back of the school. 

Once the starting gun has been sounded, you ‘ll need to cross the Chip Timing Mats at the Start Line. Please ensure you remain inside the marked area, otherwise you may not get recorded.

Water station

Water is provided at the start/finish, in the kitchen in the school hall & at all Checkpoints.

Note: For Ultra40 & Marathon runners, some checkpoints will have limited water and will be self service.  See Checkpoints for full details


All of our marshals are there to help you, so if you have any issue during the event please let them know. This includes if you are withdrawing from the event.

First Aid

There is First Aid at the Start/Finish Area as well as various Checkpoints on the route



Good luck in the race