The route offers fantastic views over Cheltenham, the Malverns and glorious Cotswold countryside. There is also a fairly flat, scenic run through farmland and Prestbury Village before heading back to the racecourse.
The Full Marathon follows the same route as the Half Marathon but consists of two laps of the 13.1 mile route. The terrain starts fairly level for the first 3 miles, passing through Prestbury village and heading towards Hewletts Reservoir. Then there is a long tough climb up to join the Cotswold Way and Winchcombe Way before heading north across the top of Cleeve Hill. You will pass over the highest point in the Cotswolds. The route offers fantastic views over Cheltenham, the Malverns and glorious Cotswold countryside. Rejoining the Cotswold Way near the golf club, the route loops southwards along the edge of the escarpment before descending through a forest towards Southam. There is then a fairly flat run through farmland and Prestbury Village before heading back to the racecourse. Passing through the event village and the start/finish area, full marathon participants then carry on to complete a second lap of the course. There is approximately 760m of ascent on the marathon route.
The Cheltenham Circular Challenge boasts having the highest ratio of female to male finishers of all marathons in the UK and Ireland. It is run alongside other Challenge events - 5K, 10K, half marathon and the 75K Ultimate Challenge.
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