This is a 7km multi-terrain Fancy Dress run, in and around Painswick in the Cotswolds, offering you a medal and the legendary homemade mince muffins as a reward at the finish. Much of this race is on footpath, Woodland trails and Farm Tracks, but there are some road sections. This is a hilly event with 1 big long climb of approximately a mile all offroad and a 2nd steep, but shorter road hill into Painswick. There is also the Rudolphs Dash at 9am for young runners.
“I felt this was one of Cotswold Allrunners best races despite it being ‘somewhat’ challenging to run. The marshals were very helpful and people were ‘very VERY’ supportive and I was appreciative of the goody bag, found the mince muffins delicious and would like to thank the person who made them!”… , see what others thought at Runners World – Feedback received 96% Overall and 100% would do it again
Supporting a local Charity
The Hop, Skip & Jump Foundation
Our centres offer respite care for local children and their families as well as offering educational services for children currently excluded from the education system. We ensure a supportive setting allowing children and parents to be in a safe environment and be able to play and interact with other children, parents and carers in similar situations, reducing the feeling of isolation that can often exist amongst families. There is our centre in Stroud and the wider community of Hop Skip & Jump Cotswold in Cheltenham, Kingswood in Bristol and Swindon in Shaw.
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Rampage – £20
(plus £2 unaffiliated)
Dash – £9.50
- min age: Rampage – 15yrs & Dash – under 15s
- limit: 300 places
- close: Friday 8th Dec ’17
- no entries on the day
Awards & Prizes
- Bespoke Medal
- Home Cooked Mince Muffin
- Goody Bag (Juniors only)
- Accurate Chip Timed
- Awards 1st, 2nd & 3rd Lady/Man/Boy & Girl
The race starts in a quite cul-de-sac opposite Painswick Rugby Club. Here the route drops via a private road into the Valley, and follows the Painswick Stream for about 1/2 mile before crossing over the weir and heading up a private lane to Gyde’s Farm where the ascent intensity starts to increase.
After 1/2mile a short stint on Wick Street leads into the rocky track onto Juniper Hill to Well Farm, one of the 2 major climbs in this event.Now on top of the hill breathtaking, so to speak, views of Painswick and surrounding valleys can be enjoyed. For the next 1 1/4 miles the flat, soft, muddy terrain of Frith Woods is followed, before a long descent into the Painswick Valley is commenced.Once reached a short but challenging road climb is ahead, in order to reach the famous Painswick Church with 99 Yew trees. Finally, a short descent back towards the Rugby Club and the finishing line beckons.
The first Rudolphs Rampage was held in December 2009 for Cotswold Allrunners only, to establish the route and to get feedback about the event.
Now in it’s 8th year, this event also includes a Junior event, the Rudolphs Dash and the fancy dress element has established itself as a bit of a competition amongst the runners