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Race to the Stones

Marlborough, Wiltshire

Avebury, Marlborough, England, United Kingdom

Sat 8th July 2023 - Sun 9th July 2023

Starting at 06:30

1 race



After a challenging year for the Mass Participation Events Industry, we were incredibly grateful to welcome runners, joggers and walkers back onto the Threshold Trail Series in 2021.

Throughout the series we incorporated a number of measures to reduce the risk of spread of COVID-19 amongst participants, crew and spectators. As we continue our preparations for the Threshold Trail Series 2022, we wanted to let you know that we will assess whether social distancing measures will be required on events taking place next summer. At this stage, it is clearly too early to tell what will be in place next year, but we will continue to keep all participants informed as we build-up to the events.

For those who took part in 2021, we offered a COVID-19 refund policy, and we are pleased to say that a similar policy will be retained for 2022. The full details of this policy are available in our terms and conditions.

Threshold Sports has provided covid-19 safety information for this event.

Organiser's Description

Race to the Stones
Packages - 50k Saturday / 50k Sunday / 100k Non-stop / 100k with Camping

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 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.

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  • Race to the Stones 2023




  • Race to the Stones 2023



What's Included

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

- 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

- 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

- 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

- 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

- 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

- 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

- 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

- 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

- 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

Find out more:

  • 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


There will be drop-off and pick-up areas at each location. There is 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 Information Platform.


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.

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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.

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Course Details

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.

Find out more here:


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