The Cheltenham Classic Run

Sunday 1st September 2019

The Cheltenham Classic 10km Run

1st September 2019

Runner Information

The Cheltenham Classic Run will be the very first in the series taking place on September 1st 2019. World renowned Cheltenham is a beautiful spa town situated on the edge of the Cotswolds so what better place to the enjoy the open space and fresh air of Cheltenham Racecourse, the world famous home of the Gold Cup and the week long festival of racing. Cheltenham is easily accessible from the M5 and under one hour’s drive from Bristol in the south and Birmingham to the north of the town. With easy parking and on site facilities Cheltenham Racecourse presents the perfect amphitheatre to enjoy a brand new running experience which will take in some of the most famous course landmarks that are usually home to our four legged friends.

We aim to make September 1st 2019 a day for all the family to take part. For the serious club runner there is the chance to try out a new flat 10km course. The event will be chip timed and the ideal opportunity to run a new personal best.

There are generous cash prizes available for male & female participants who finish 1st, 2nd, or 3rd in each event. Cash prizes are also available for male & female participants competing in the masters category (35+).


Luke Traynor

“The Classic Run Series is a fantastic opportunity to compete on the famous grounds of three classic racecourse venues. I can’t wait to see thousands of runners racing through these iconic settings!”

For those runners preparing for a 10km the perfect stepping stone is the Cheltenham Classic 5km run. One of the key aims of the Classic 10km series is to help people to become more active more often. The 5km is an event which is accessible for everyone. For up and coming athletes there is also the “Classic Junior Run” where the best of Gloucestershire will battle it out to find out the fastest girl and boy in the county. Finally there is an opportunity for all the family to take part in the “Classic Family Mile”. While mum or dad is running the 10km or the 5km it’s an opportunity for toddlers and infants to join in the celebration of participation.

Getting There

Local Buses: Stagecoach service D and E currently run every 20minutes on a Sunday with a stop at the race course. More information here:

By Rail: Trains from London to Cheltenham Spa generally run hourly and take about two hours. Trains from Birmingham generally run every half an hour and take about 35 minutes. From Bristol, trains leave every hour and take about 35 minutes. It is a 10-minute taxi ride from the station.

By Car: We would encourage public transport to minimise parking delays, however as Cheltenham racecourse sits just north of Cheltenham town centre it is easy to access by car. If travelling on the M5, Cheltenham racecourse is only 2 miles from Junction 11.

There will be ample parking facilities on race day. We just ask that you leave plenty of time to park your vehicle and make your way to the race area.

The Classic Corporate Challenge is a great opportunity to represent your business and compete for the Classic Corporate Cup! Teams of four, mixed gender of any make-up.

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