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Race to the Stones

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Race to the Stones

Marlborough, Wiltshire

Avebury, Marlborough, England, United Kingdom

Sat 13th July 2024 - Sun 14th July 2024

Starting at 06:30

2 races

£85.00

Organiser's Description

Have you got what it takes to conquer the oldest path in Britain?

Find out for yourself what draws 3,000 people from around the world each year to follow in the footsteps of Romans, Vikings and mythical warriors in their quest to reach the ancient stone circle at Avebury. The UK’s favourite ultra marathon.

EXPLORE THE 100KM U.K ULTRAMARATHON

From the Uffington White Horse to Liddington Castle, your journey promises to be rich in both history and breathtaking scenery. Trekking through the day and night, it is a true test of endurance to see if you can triumph over the trails to finish smiling at Avebury after 100km

5 Reasons to Take Part in Race to the Stones

UK’s oldest trail: An unforgettable route running towards the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Avebury stone circle
Unrivalled support: World-class support whether you set the record or make the most of extended cut-offs
Accessible terrain: A fantastic mix of woodland, riverside and ridge trails without the need for technical skill
90% completion rate: Extended cut-off times and medical support at every stage make it a fully accessible Ultra
Community: Join our community of thousands of Ultra runners and walkers for guidance, support and camaraderie

Races

  • 50km on Day 1

    From

    Sat 13th July 2024

    £85.00

  • 50km on Day 2

    From

    Sun 14th July 2024

    £85.00

Book

  • 50km on Day 1

    From

    Sat 13th July 2024

    £85.00

  • 50km on Day 2

    From

    Sun 14th July 2024

    £85.00

What's Included

From the moment you sign up we are there to get you fit and ready for your Ultra distance challenge

PRE-EVENT
- Training plans tailored to your package and level
- Top tips from trail running experts
- Exclusive offers from our event partners and suppliers
- Our team on hand to answer any questions you may have
- Join our community with access to the event forums to ask questions and share advice

ON ROUTE
- Fully signposted trails for navigation in day and night conditions
- Routes through heritage sites, AONBs and along National Trails
- 7 x pit stops throughout the 100km with heaps of food, drink, toilets, medical (and emotional) support
- Route checking and support throughout the event
- All routes and wave timings planned for minimal bottle-necks
- Individual chip timing throughout the event
- Event photographers at all the top spots along the trail

SAFETY
- Independent event and route risk assessments
- Rapid response paramedic teams throughout the event
- Qualified medical personnel at all pit-stops
- Medical clinics at the basecamp and finish points
- Centralised event control system for runner emergencies
- Additional support contingencies for extreme weather events

FOOD AND DRINK
- Fully stocked pit stops including: cereal bars, chocolate, sweets, fresh fruit, crisps, sandwiches, tea, coffee, porridge and more
- A mix of water, squash and flat coke at stops along the way
- Hot meals at halfway and a hot meal at the finish
- Cooked and continental breakfasts for those camping overnight
- Sports nutrition including electrolyte, hydration and recovery products from High5
- Additional food concessions at the start, halfway and finish for supporters
- Bars at the basecamp and at the finish
- Offerings for special dietary requirements throughout

BASECAMP
- 1,000 tents ready and set up for the campers
- Hot showers, plenty of toilets and a pamper zone with hairdryers, mirrors and more
- Dining area for thousands of runners
- Chill out zones with beanbags and stretching areas
- Fully stocked bars, cake & coffee concessions
- Charging stations
- Live music
- Fire pits and some extra evening magic

TRANSPORT
- Bag transfer to daily finish point for all runners and walkers
- Bookable shuttles to and from the start and finish points (additional cost)
- Parking at the start and finish (additional cost)
- We also do our best to shuttle people to finish or basecamps in case of injury or withdrawal, subject to availability

THE FINISH
- Top quality finisher’s medal
- Live MC welcoming you over the line
- Finish line photographer
- Hot meal when you cross the finish line
- Hot showers for all participants
- Spectator zones at the finish with food and drink concessions
- Onward shuttle options
- Merchandise stand
- Bag collection

INSURANCE
- Full refunds (excl. booking fee) in the case of event cancellation
- Deferral options if you can’t make the event
- Participant transfer options if you can’t make the event
- Enhanced booking insurance as an optional extra on registration

OPTIONAL EXTRAS
- Event merchandise
- Glamping options
- Shuttles to and from the start and finish
- Parking at the start and finish
- Individual Trackers
- Individual event photos from Sportograf

  • 1. The UK’s oldest trail: An unforgettable route running towards the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Avebury stone circle
  • 2. Unrivalled support: World class support whether you set the record or make the most of extended cut offs
  • 3. Accessible terrain: A fantastic mix of woodland, riverside and ridge trails without the need for technical skill
  • 4. 90% completion rate: Extended cut off times and medical support at every stage make it the a fully accessible Ultra
  • 5. Community: Join our community of thousands of Ultra runners and walkers for guidance, support and camaraderie

How to Get There

BY CAR

Participant car parking is available at the Start, Basecamp and Finish. This will be available to purchase prior to the event via your MyEvents Portal. An event parking permit will be sent to you in your Registration Pack and must be clearly displayed in your vehicle.

There will also be a drop-off and pick-up areas with a maximum wait time of 30 mins. It is free of charge and does not need to be booked.

Shuttle buses will be available between key locations. Exact timings and prices will be available on the Participant Hub closer to the event.

If you drop out during the event it is your responsibility to make your way back to your car.

All cars are left at owners’ risk and must be collected before the car park closes.

BY TRAIN

The nearest train stations are listed below. You can book a taxi from these stations to get to/from the event locations:

Start: Princes Risborough
Basecamp: Didcot Parkway / Newbury
Finish: Swindon
Please note, taxi companies are generally very busy on the weekend of the event so we would recommend booking in advance to avoid disappointment.

Parking

Parking is available to book via the My Events Portal. More information will be posted on the Participant Hub closer to the event. The deadline to book is 2 weeks prior to the event.

A parking permit for your vehicle will be sent in your Registration Pack. If it does not arrive please come and see us at the event.

Location

Field Farm, Shirburn Road, Lewknor, Watlington, Oxon, OX49 5RR
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Find out more here:
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EXPLORE 50KM DAY 1

Wandering through the woodland before coming down into the renowned ‘field of dreams’, the only thing that can beat this moment is when you cross the finish line! With the route ending at our fantastic basecamp, there will be food, bars and a chilled atmosphere awaiting your arrival.

Date: 13th July 2024

Route: Lewknor to Wantage

Distance: 50km

Elevation: 1,973ft

the route

EXPLORE 50KM DAY 2

Ending at the ancient village of Avebury is the perfect backdrop for this incredible challenge. Tick off your 50km Ultra before taking time to explore the largest stone circle in Europe. The perfect place to stop and reflect on your accomplishments.

Date: 14th July 2024

Route: Wantage to Avebury

Distance: 50km

Elevation: 1,731ft

explore the route

Event Video

Reviews

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Frank

·10 months ago

It was my first 100k at race to the stones and I must say it was fantastic and a must for the ultra runner or walker. Weather was very mixed and loved the rain and mud and the challenge of it all. Lots of lovely runners and walkers to meet was a treat 👌
Tobias

·4 years ago

Perhaps the best beginner friendly ultra in the UK. I'm proud to say that I did the first edition of the Race to the Stones - back in 2013. It was the furthest I'd ever run in one go and most time on my feet. If you've never run along the Ridgeway before, you'll know it's beautiful. It's amazing to think that it's so close to London, so green and peaceful is the route and its surroundings. It didn't help that it was ridiculously hot (it was the year that SAS soldiers were dropping with heat exhaustion whilst on exercise), so we all suffered a little. But the standout feature of the race was the quality of the staff. The guys at Threshold Sports know how to put on a good event. Atmosphere, quality of the aid stations, the medal, the staff, the route - it's all five stars! If you're hesitating. Don't. It's simply a fabulous experience and what better way to pop your ultra cherry, than being looked after by Threshold Sports. Coming 2nd in the race - that was just a bonus!!

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