Race to the Stones

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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 ultramarathon. Enter the ballot today to be in with a chance of taking part in the iconic 100k packages.
Participants
100k over 2 days inc. camping, 100k over 2 days exc. camping, and 100k Non-Stop
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Calendar
Sat, 8 Jul 2023
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Lewknor, United Kingdom
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4.8
(114 Reviews)
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5 to 20m elevation gain per km

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Where and when
Location
Field Farm Bungalow, Shirburn Rd, Lewknor, Watlington OX49 5RR, UK
Start times
Sat, 8 Jul 2023
100k Non-Stop:
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100k over 2 days inc. camping:
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100k over 2 days exc. camping:
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Races summary
Here's what races are available for Race to the Stones
100k Non-Stop
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100km
100k over 2 days inc. camping
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100km
100k over 2 days exc. camping
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100km
Route information
100k
Route: Lewknor to Avebury
Distance: 100k
Elevation: 3,704ft
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Setting off from Lewknor in Oxfordshire, you will venture into the North Wessex Downs wandering through golden corn, vast fields and stunning countryside as far as the eye can see. 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 the trails and finish smiling at the iconic Avebury Stone Circle.
Day 1 Route
Route: Lewknor to Basecamp
Distance: 50k
Elevation: 1,973ft
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Heading off on this incredible journey from the start line at Lewknor with thousands of other trekkers, you will immediately feel right at home on the trails.
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 the fantastic basecamp, there will be food, bars and a chilled atmosphere awaiting your arrival.
Day 2 Route
Route: Basecamp to Avebury
Distance: 50k
Elevation: 1,731ft
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Heading off from the basecamp early Sunday morning, you will be following in the steps of Vikings, Romans and Kings. With the prehistoric Uffington White Horse hill figure and the Liddington Castle fort, your journey will be rich with history.
Ending at the iconic Avebury Stone circle, it is the perfect finishing site for this incredible challenge. Basking in the awe of the largest stone circle in Europe, there is no greater place to stop and reflect on all you have accomplished.
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What's included
  • Fully signposted trails in day and night conditions
  • Extended cut-off times
  • Top quality finisher’s medal
  • Medical personnel at pit-stops
  • Loaded pit stops throughout
  • Chip timing
  • Event photographers
  • Hot meals at halfway and the finish
  • Sports nutrition
  • Bars at the camp and finish
  • Hot showers and toilets
  • Chill out zones
  • Charging stations
  • Fire pits and evening entertainment
  • Bag transfer
  • Bookable shuttles from start and finish
  • Finish line photographer
  • Tailored training plans
  • Exclusive partner offers
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How to get there
Field Farm Bungalow, Shirburn Rd, Lewknor, Watlington OX49 5RR, UK
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Start address: Field Farm, Shirburn Road, Lewknor, Watlington, Oxon, OX49 5RR
Basecamp: Lattin Down Kiln, The Ridgeway, Wantage, Oxon, OX12 8PA
Finish address: Rutland Farm, Avebury, SN8 1RH
Parking:
Parking is available at the below locations. This MUST be pre-booked and all permits visible on the dashboard on the day:
Start
Basecamp
Finish
Parking for family and friends:
There is a drop-off zone where your friends and family can drop you off for the event. They are able to wait and watch you start provided they are no longer than 30 minutes.
Please make sure that they are considerate to other participants being dropped off if they choose to leave their car and watch you start.
Event day logistics
Age Restrictions
All entrants must be aged 18 and over in order to participate in this event.
Race Packs
Your race packs will be sent out 1 week before the event start date.
Pit Stops
There will be no plastic cups or mugs so please make sure you bring a reusable drinks bottle and mug.
  • 100k – 9 Stops
Cut-Off Times
  • 100k – 8pm Sunday
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Spectator Info
Spectators are more than welcome to come along and cheer competitors. It is asked that you stay clear of pit stops as these are just for participants.
Spectators are allowed into the basecamp. Limited parking will be available for them. All non-overnight participants will need to be off the basecamp site by 10.00pm.
FAQ's
Will there be live tracking at the Race to the Stones event?
In partnership with Open Tracking, you can now hire a GPS tracker for the duration of the event! Your tracker will provide accurate location data, available online for your friends and family to view, so they can see how well you're progressing along the route.
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Am I allowed to bring my dog to the Race to the Stones event?
Dogs (aside from assistance dogs) are not permitted on the route as part of the event, due to the volume of people on the trail and the challenging nature of the course.
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Do I need to bring my own tent and sleeping bag to camp for the Race to the Stones event?
You do not need to bring a tent as your tent will be pitched ready and waiting for you when you arrive at basecamp. You will need to bring your own sleeping bag and you are not permitted to provide your own tent and camp on site.
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Will there be bag transport at the Race to the Stones event?
Your bags will be transported for you from the start to your final destination each day. You’ll just need to drop bags with us in the morning and it will be there for you to pick them up at the other end. It is advised that you carry a small rucksack with you containing essentials.
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How do I collect my race pack for the Race to the Stones event if I am travelling from overseas?
If you are travelling from overseas, you will need to pick your pack up from the registration desk on the day.
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Reviews
4.8
114 reviews
SceneryStunning scenery
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
CrowdsIncredible crowds
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5.0
Did the Weekender in 2019
Absolutely superb event. Brilliantly organised, copious amounts of food at all stops and at a base camp. Superb medical support and great atmosphere. Maybe recommend for people who have completed more than a 10k, but can't recommend highly enough.
Lizzie B
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5.0
Did the Weekender in 2016
Well organised, volunteers were amazing and there was a good food supply. I was one of the last to finish and the team made it still feel like I had won
Jen
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5.0
Did the Weekender in 2018
Loved it! Done this race twice, I did it the first time back in 2014, for charity, and decided to do it again 4 years later! Loved it, I’ve completed all of the trail series, the tower the king and the stones, the stones was my favourite though due to it being flatter even though it’s the longest out of the 3. Can’t fault the organisation, or the team spirit or the helpfulness of the team running it - they all want you to finish! The achievement at the end across the finish line will stay with me forever!
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5.0
Did the Weekender in 2019
Done a few of your events and they are so good. Other runners/walkers and staff are all so friendly. Great event. Booked for next year already.K. Barber
Tom C
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5.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
Fantastic course, brilliantly organised and great pit stops and support. What more could you ask for?
Carolyn I
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5.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
Everything about the event was brilliant, the only recommendation is have physios available throughout
Ann G
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5.0
Did the Weekender in 2019
Did this last year, enjoyed it so much thought I'd do it again! Enjoyment is mostly down to Thresholds amazing organisation and their great team every step of the way, leaving you to just get on with it.
Melanie
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5.0
Did the Weekender in 2019
Very well organised event, would have been good to have more medics at basecamp, had to queue for 40 mins, but other than that, fabulously organised!
Stacey B
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5.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
Great feed stations, could of done with more medics on bikes to reach those not capable of reaching a checkpoint.
Wendy S
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5.0
Did the Weekender in 2019
Loved it. Organisation was excellent. It really helped the volunteers cheering you on around the trail. Pit stops were amazing as was the medicare.
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Recent Questions
Sally Besley
7/11/2019
Hi please can you give postcodes for the aid stations on the 100km nonstop route on Sat? Thanks
Stephy Dennis
7/11/2019
Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. Unfortunately I don't have the exact locations for the aid stations but here are the exact addresses for the start, base camp and finish: Start address: Field Farm, Shirburn Road, Lewknor, Watlington, Oxon, OX49 5RR Basecamp (midway point and Day 2 start): Lattin Down Kiln, The Ridgeway, Wantage, Oxon, OX12 8PA Finish address: Rutland Farm, Avebury, SN8 1RH. Best of luck!
Sarah Garrad
7/12/2019
Hello, we are coming to the event to watch a friend do it. Can you advise where the pit stops are along the route & the best places for us to spectate. We will be driving. Thanks
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