Group of trekkers at the Cotswold way challenge starting point

Cotswold Way Challenge

Date: 25th/26th June 2022

Join the team

The magical Cotswold Way provides a stunning setting for a testing challenge-with some fantastic views en route and tough hills in between! Our basecamp in Cirencester is the hub for a 100 km looped route through the heart of the Cotswolds, which provides a stunning setting for 2,000 adventurers to test themselves.

There are rolling hills, villages, the magical Cotswold Way, footpaths and trails, with some fabulous views en route–and a few tough hills in between! You’ll get full support and hospitality, including optional university style accommodation at our basecamp, and with half and quarter distance challenges also–there’s a Cotswold Way Challenge for everyone.

Your entry includes free food and drink at regular rest stops, plus support including medics, marshals and massage. As you cross the finish line, you’ll get a glass of fizz, t-shirt, and a medal to commemorate your achievement.

Challenge options

  • Full Challenge – 100KM
  • Half Challenge – 53KM
  • Quarter Challenge – 29K

How to join #TeamDementiaUK

Simply click the button below and select ‘listed charity’, then select Dementia UK from the drop down list!

Take on this challenge and help raise vital funds so our dementia specialist Admiral Nurses can provide life-changing support to families facing dementia. If you have any questions, please get in touch. 

When joining #TeamDementiaUK you’ll receive:

  • support from our fundraising team to get you over the finish line
  • training plans
  • a fundraising guide, as well as fundraising advice, hints and tips in the build up to the event
  • a branded Dementia UK sports top for the day!
  • a range of Dementia UK fundraising materials (collection buckets, posters, balloons, etc.) to make any events you hold look amazing

Sign up options

Sponsorship for charity

Pay a small registration fee and fundraise for Dementia UK

Full Challenge – £30 fee paid online and at least £595 charity sponsorship
Half Challenge – £20 fee paid online and £395 charity sponsorship
Quarter Challenge – £10 fee paid online and £250 charity sponsorship

Mixed funding

Pay half of your place and fundraise a smaller target

Full Challenge – £110 fee paid online and at least £330 charity sponsorship
Half Challenge – £72.50 fee paid online and £218 charity sponsorship
Quarter Challenge – £45 fee paid online and £135 charity sponsorship

Self funding

Pay for your place and raise as much as you can for Dementia UK

Full Challenge – £198 fee paid online and you can set your fundraising target
Half Challenge – £129 fee paid online and you can set your fundraising target
Quarter Challenge – £79 fee paid online and you can set your fundraising target

Emma emma and anna

Emma and Anna tell us why they took on a trek for Dementia UK:

The walk was both emotionally and physically challenging.  But I can’t explain how lovely the support was around. Locals left out chairs with rest stops, with glasses of water and oranges; not to mention the moral support from the other people taking part.