2023/24 winter Adventure Race

Event Details

Bike hire is available if needed so all you need to take part is a pair of running shoes – and a sense of adventure!

The Cotswolds Adventure Race is the final event of our 2023/24 Winter Adventure Race Series.

Key Features

Solos & Teams

Take part on your own, in a pair or as a team of 3 or 4 people.

Score format

How many checkpoints can you visit in the time limit?

Bike hire available

You can hire a bike for this adventure race if needed.

Questars winter adventure races give you the option to run and/or bike.

We give you a map with all the run and bike checkpoints marked on and you see how many you can visit within the time limit. You choose which checkpoints to visit and in what order. Hence the time spent and distance covered on each discipline is up to you.

Take on the challenge of this adventure race on your own or team up with friends/family and go around together.

You can take part…
  • on your own as a solo participant
  • with another person (as a pair)
  • in a team of 3 or 4 people

Pairs and teams who wish to be competitive must remain together for the duration of the event i.e. all team members do each discipline together (it is not a relay race).

Questars adventure races are for everyone, irrespective of your ability and previous experience. On average, a quarter of participants at a Questars event have never done an adventure race before. So if you are a complete beginner you will not be alone!

And if you are an experienced adventure racer, expect some stiff competition. From Olympic medallists to Adventure Racing World Champions, we have had them all take part in previous races.

Questars events attract athletes not just from the UK but also from overseas too.

Every participant needs a bicycle for this event unless you only intend to run.

We recommend that you use a mountain bike (preferably with front suspension) as these are best suited to deal with the broadest range of off-road terrain and trail conditions that you might encounter during the race. You can either bring your own or hire one from our official provider.

However, you are welcome to use a different type of pedal cycle (e.g. a cross/gravel bike) if you want to, as long as…

  1. it is designed to be used off-road (slick tyres are not allowed).
  2. you understand and accept that it may not be as suitable as a mountain bike and may therefore hinder your progress.

Anyone using an e-bike must declare this before they start and will be classified as non-competitive.

Event Base


Lifford Memorial Hall



Onsite parking at the venue for participants

Indoor Shelter

Hall providing large indoor space and shelter

Event Catering

Hot and cold food and drinks available onsite

Changing Rooms

Ladies and gents changing rooms


Permanent facilities with flushable toilets and running water

Race Options


£55 / person
  • Trail Running
  • Mountain Biking
  • Up to 5 hours


£40 / person
  • Trail Running
  • Mountain Biking
  • Up to 3 hours

Run only or
Bike only

£35 / person
  • Trail Running
  • OR
  • Mountain Biking
  • Up to 2 hours

Entry fees increase as the number of places available decrease and the event gets closer. So to get the best price you need to enter sooner rather than later. See what’s included in the entry fee.


Saturday 10 February 2024


08:00 Map collection opens
Earliest start time
Latest finish (Taster)
Prize giving (Taster)
Latest finish (Full)
Prize Giving (Full)


09:00 Map collection opens
Earliest start time
Latest finish time
Prize giving

The times above are given as an indication only and may alter slightly (by 10-15 mins) depending on participant numbers. Final timings will be confirmed in the week before the event when the start list is published.

If you would like to start later (run/bike/taster only) or earlier this is possible, it just means you will not be included in the prize giving. This is to allow families to all take part. Please email in advance to arrange.

Bike Hire

Bikes can be hired from Cyclexperience and collected from the event base on the day.

Cyclexperience have been providing a bike hire service at Questars adventure races for over 15 years now. They are offering the usual package for Questars participants which includes delivery, onsite support, post-ride maintenance and cleaning.

Hire bikes must be booked in advance. Booking at least a month in advance is strongly recommended to ensure availability.

Course Maps

Each team will receive one copy of the course map on waterproof paper, with all the run and bike checkpoints marked on. Extra copies of the course map can be provided for each team member, at no extra cost.

The course map uses Ordnance Survey (OS) 1:25000 Explorer map data. See the Race Format for an example course map.

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