Ends 04 May 2025

Event Information



4 trail races across 1 weekend. We’ve made a couple of route changes for the 2025 races!!!

Where There’s A Will There’s A Way Ultra

Tempo Trails Marathon

Tempo Trails Half Marathon

Tempo Trails 10K

Which will you pick?

Next years race date for all races is Sunday 4th May 2024

Tempo Trail Marathon -4 May 2025

A testing marathon distance trail route ticking off the best trail routes the Cotswolds has to offer. Starting and finishing from Ilmington, if you love running on trails like we do, or if you want to give trail running a go, then try tackling this. Whilst you will be guiding yourself, feed stations on route will keep you watered, fed and in good spirits. Total height gained on the route is 1,743ft.

Price – £45

Race start – 7:30am

Tempo Trail Half Marathon -4 May 2025

A fantastic trail route for half marathon lovers. Run, walk, crawl. Whatever it takes to take on 13.1 miles of beautiful trail routes in the Cotswolds. Starting and finishing from Ilmington. Total height gained on the route is 884ft.

Price = £35

Race start – 8:30am

Tempo Trail 10K -4 May 2025

A 10K distance trail race from the beautiful village of Ilmington. Total height gained on the route is 731ft.

An ideal entry into giving trail races a go. The complete route will be signed with route markers to help show you the route.

Price = £25

Race start – 9:30am

Tempo Trails Ultra -4 May 2025

Come and join us for this 100K Ultra. Complete either in one go on Saturday 4th May or stop at halfway if you don’t want to do the full distance. (there is a cut off at halfway for this event.

Price – £85

Race start 6:30am on Sunday 4th May which is a change from last year



Online booking only. There are limited entries for each distance so grab your entry ASAP to avoid missing out.

Ultra – £85
Marathon – £45
Half Marathon – £35
10K – £25

Event location

Ilmington Sports & Social Club, Mickleton Road, Ilmington, Shipston On Stour, CV36 4JQ

From Stratford take the A3400 (Shipston Road) towards the village of Alderminster. After 3.7 miles, just before you reach Alderminster take a right turn along Wimpstone Lane (signposted to Ilmington). Passing through the village of Wimpstone continue for 4 miles at which point you will arrive at the village of Ilmington.

Take the first turn towards Mickleton and the Sports Club is about 500m on the left hand side.

Parking is both in the village of Ilmington (follow the signs for the car park) and also some limited parking at the Sports Club in Ilmington. If parking at the village there is a 5-8 minute walk to get the the race start.

Please do not park anywhere in the village itself! We only have permission to hold the race if we’re respectful of the residents of Ilmington Village but also respectful of anyone else in the area who uses the roads and location. Please only park in the designated locations either on Ballard Lane or at the Sports Club.


Prizes are awarded on the day to the first, second and third male and female finishers for each race distance. These will be given on gun time.

Each finisher will receive an epic medal on finishing their race.


If you get through the cut off at halfway (31 miles)  at 2pm we will transport your tent and kit back to Ilmington and you can continue on to complete the entire 100km in one go. If you don’t make the cut off you will need to arrange transport back to Ilmington (or let us know if you need picking up).

Marathon, Half Marathon and 10K
If you wish to camp before the event please let us know by email sarah@tempoevents.co.uk



Ultra Runners
You can also provide a bag with any top ups you wish to make to your bags, food and drink or clothing at the Hayles halfway point.

For all other race.
There will be a baggage drop off area at the Sports Club in Ilmington.

Water and Feed Stations

All Races will have feed stations across the route providing a mixture of hot and cold drinks plus energy drink plus a selection of food. It’s a to chance to replenishing your body and your backpack. If you require anything specific you will need to carry it in your backpack from the start.

Food – Camping at Hayles – there will be food available for purchase when you finish on day 1, at the cafe and farm shop. As part of your entry there will be a hot two course evening meal and various options for breakfast on day 2

Food at Race HQ in Ilimington – there will be food and drink available from which you can buy provisions from. More details will be provided nearer the event to all runners.

Ultra Feed Stations
Mile 12 – Mickleton
Mile 21 – Broadway
Mile 31- Hayles Fruit Farm (Day 1 cut off and camp)
Mile 39 – Ford – pub car park
Mile 47 – Blockley
Mile 55 – Paxford
Mile 59 – Hidcote Boyce

Marathon Feed Stations
Mile 6 – Mickleton
Mile 12 – Blockley
Mile 20 – Paxford
Mile 23.5 – Hidcote Boyce

Half Marathon Feed Stations
Mile 6 – Mickleton
Mile 9.5 – Hidcote Boyce

Event Safety and Navigation

It is each entrant’s responsibility to safely navigate the course you’re undertaking. None of the routes are marked (apart from the local councils public foot path and Way markers). Use a combination of the GPX file loaded onto your GPS device or the map provided. Only the 10K route will be fully marked. There will occasionally be signage that we’ve put in place if there’s an area that’s a more dangerous road crossing or the route isn’t particularly clear.

A location tracker will be provided for the Ultra route so that we know you haven’t gone far off course. If you do encounter a major problem please call us using the emergency number we provide you on race day. There will be Tempo Staff around the area and never far away.

Please be respectful of any other footpath users or land owners. Please use common sense when crossing any road. Close any gate behind you and do not drop any litter.

For races of a longer nature, fatigue can be a factor so once you can sense you’re getting tired please concentrate  on where you’re running.

Kit Suggestions

The following list of clothing and equipment can be worn or carried by competitors in their rucksack/vest. These are suggested items and it is up to the competitor to choose the appropriate items depending on their requirements and the distance covered as well at the expected conditions on the day.

Footwear suitable for the conditions (fell, mountain, trail running shoes – not road trainers)
A minimum of 1 litre of liquid to drink (at the start – this can be refilled at the feed stations)
Enough nutrition for the event
First Aid Kit
Waterproof jacket or smock with taped or welded seams and a hood
Waterproof trousers with taped or welded seams
Gloves and Hat suitable for the weather conditions
Compass (magnetic and full sized)
Tracker (will be supplied at registration)
Map (will be supplied at registration)
Survival Bag (not blanket)
Money (cash and card)
Charged mobile phone
Headlamp and spare batteries
GPS Watch
Waterproof Pencil/Pen
Blister Treatment Kit

Overnight Camp kit for all Ultra entrants  – please place all items in one bag or dry bag. Ideally an Ortleib 60L Dry Bag so it can be transported easily and safely.
1 or two man tent
Sleeping bag
Sleeping mat
Plate or bowl and cutlery
Change of clothes for day 2
Food to resupply running bag for Day 2

Optional kit for camping –
Insulated Jacket
Power Supply to recharge phones and headlamps if required
Travel Pillow
Personal Wash Things
Ear Plugs
Anti-chafing lubricant
Flip Flops
Spare waterproofs

Footwear suitable for the conditions (fell, mountain, trail running shoes – not road trainers)
A minimum of 1 litre of liquid to drink
Enough nutrition for the event
First Aid Kit
Waterproof coat with taped or welded seams and a hood
Waterproof trousers with taped or welded seams
Gloves and Hat suitable for the conditions
Compass (magnetic and full sized)
Map (will be supplied at registration)
Survival Bag (not blanket)
Money (cash and card)
Mobile Phone
GPS Watch

Half Marathon and 10K
Enough liquid to hydrate during the event
Any nutrition you require for the event
Footwear suitable for the conditions (fell, mountain, trail running shoes – not road trainers)
Mobile Phone
GPS Watch
Clothing appropriate for the conditions

Showers and Changing

There are changing rooms and showers at the Race HQ in Ilmington that can be used during the entire weekend both before and after all events.

For Ultra runners completing the event across two days, camping which is at the halfway point at Hayles Fruit Farm will have showers available.

Withdrawal Policy

Up to six weeks prior to the race entrants will receive a full refund less a £2.00 admin fee.
After this deadline, no refunds are offered unless the runner comes to help marshal on the day. However an entry may be transferred to another runner on provision of full details prior to the race. Entries cannot be transferred on race day.

In the event of the race being cancelled due to circumstances beyond our control we will attempt to reschedule to a later date in the same year and all entries will transfer to that rescheduled date.
If this proves impossible we will offer entrants either a percentage refund or the option to donate that refund to the race charity.
The percentage refunded / donated will depend on costs incurred at the time of cancellation.

All contact should be made by email

Event Sponsors

Interested in sponsoring this race?

If you would like to find out about the sponsorship opportunities that your business could benefit from related to this event please email us - rob@tempoevents.co.uk