The Cotswold Marathon is a winter night hike around Gloucester and over the Cotswold Hills for members of the Scout and Guide Association . There are 3 routes :- Bronze 12miles, Silver 18miles and Gold 36miles. There is a maximum time limit of 7, 9 and 18 hours respectively. The Marathon is over varying terrain making it necessary for team members to have a good knowledge of mapping and orienteering. There are checkpoints every few miles around the route where drinks will be provided.