for better mental health

Cotswold Way Challenge 2020

We are sorry to confirm that due to the current situation with the outbreak of coronavirus, the 2020 Cotswold Way Challenge has been cancelled.

Please register your event transfer on the dedicated Action Challenge transfer page. Here you can also find the most up to date information and greater detail regarding your options.

You can also read our Mind Events update here.

The Cotswold Way Ultra Challenge will be back in 2021. Please check back on this page at the end of summer when we will be launching the 2021 event.

27 June 2020

28 June 2020

Full Challenge minimum fundraising
Charity sponsorship - £595, Mixed Funding - £299
Distance - 100km

Half Challenge minimum fundraising
Charity sponsorship - £395, Mixed Funding - £199
Distance - 50km

Quarter Challenge minimum fundraising
Charity sponsorship - £245 Mixed, Funding £119
Distance - 25km

Minimum age - All distances

About the event

The magical Cotswold Way provides a stunning setting for a testing challenge, with some fantastic views en route and tough hills in between! It's a Saturday morning start from historic Bath's Royal Crescent, as 2000 adventurers set out on 100km of footpaths and trails, most walking but many jogging and running.

You'll get full support and hospitality all the way to your finish line, where an amazing sense of achievement and celebration awaits.

Sign up and Funding options

Charity Sponsorship

You pay a small registration fee, do lots of fundraising and we cover the cost of your event place. As we are an official Charity Partner, you get 25% off the standard registration fee

We will need to receive 50% of your fundraising six weeks before the challenge to secure your place on the event.

Mixed Funding

Pay half of the event place cost yourself, fundraise a bit less and we pay the balance of the event place cost. As we are an official Charity Partner, you get 10% off the standard registration fee.

We will need to receive 50% of your fundraising six weeks before the challenge to secure your place on the event.

Self fund

You pay the full cost of the event place, fundraise whatever you want with no set target or deadline, and there's no cost at all to us at Mind!

For full details on distances, place costs, and to sign up to charity sponsorship, mixed funded or a self funded place please click the register button below.

What to expect from the event

You will get full support and hospitality from the event organisers Action Challenge every step of the way. With half and quarter distance options available, there's a challenge here for everyone!

  • Join as an Individual or a Team.
  • 100km Full Challenge option.
  • Half or quarter Challenge options.
  • Two day Full 'Daylight' option.
  • Rest stops with free food and drink.
  • All meals/food included!
  • Medics, massages, and pace walkers.
  • Walk at your pace for over 24 hours if needed.
  • Run or jog - set a new goal!
  • Camping options available.
  • Pre-event training support and app.
  • A medal, T shirt and glass of bubbly when you finish!
  • It's your challenge - your way!

How we'll support you

As well as the hospitality you will receive from our event organisers Action Challenge, here at Mind we also offer all our walkers, joggers and runners a fantastic support package, which includes the following:

  • Loads of training and fundraising advice, with regular email updates.
  • A Mind running vest.
  • A dedicated and experienced event coordinator who will provide information and support in the run-up to your event.

Any questions?

Find out more about the route, support, and hospitality on the Cotswold Way Challenge dedicated landing page.

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Where does the money go?

1 in 4

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queries answered by our helplines in 2018/19.


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