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Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones

4 races scheduled · 2500 participants · 2021-07-10 · Lewknor
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About this event

Conquer 100k along the oldest path in Britain, The Ridgeway, and finish at the iconic Avebury Stone Circle. Run, jog or walk your way across this ultimate 100k adventure!

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We believe More Is In You so we think up and deliver breathtaking challenges for people looking to push themselves to greater things. They can be anything from an accessible 5k walk to a gruelling 9-day, 1,000 mile cycling challenge.

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Tickets available until Fri Jul 09 2021

What's included:

  • Fully-signposted route
  • Loaded pit stops
  • On route medical support
  • Event timing from Results Base
  • Finishers medal
  • Bag transport to the finish for all participants
  • Online Map book with information about the route, views and landmarks
  • 2 Course meal at Basecamp
  • Showers
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100k Non-Stop
7:30am Sat 10th Jul 2021

Run 100km

Weekender
7:30am Sat 10th Jul 2021

Run 100km

Day 1 – Saturday
7:30am Sat 10th Jul 2021

Run 50km

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4.8
114 reviews
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Fiona
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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.… read more
Lizzie B
Star
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… read more
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! … read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Are UTMB points available at the Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones?
The points on offer for 2021 are still TBC but 3 spots were offered to participants in 2019.… read more
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Will there be live tracking at the Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones?
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.… read more
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Am I allowed to bring my dog to the Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones?
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.… read more
Route description
Route description

WEEKENDER ROUTE:

The ultimate weekend exploring the Ridgeway with a relaxing and rejuvenating halfway basecamp to enjoy with your friends.

Route: Lewknor to Avebury
Distance: 100k
Elevation: 3,704ft

Recognised as the oldest path in Britain, the route takes you on a journey along the iconic Ridgeway. Stopping overnight at the half way point, you can rest up and get ready to head back out on to the trails the following day.

Stretching back through the generations for 5,000 years, this route is bursting with history at every twist and turn. From Bronze Age Hill Forts to Roman river crossings, you are invited to walk through the ages along this Stones Trail.

NON-STOP ROUTE:

Route: Lewknor to Avebury
Distance: 100k
Elevation: 3,704ft

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

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

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.

Fiona
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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!
Kenwynne
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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.<br />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.
Wendy S
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5.0
Did the Weekender in 2019
Absolutely loved it tho it was very challenging. Organisation was excellent. Loved the volunteers cheering you around the trail.
Craig
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5.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
What an amazing day, and very well organised. Would love to do it again when my feet have recovered!
Luke S
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3.7
Did the Day 2 – Sunday in 2019
I found the route mostly easy although the last 8km, the ground conditions were very difficult underfoot. I was amazed at how well stocked the pit stops were and how many there were. My only gripe was having to wait almost 4 hours to get a shuttle back to Basecamp and my car. But I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Chelsea T
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4.3
Did the Weekender in 2019
It was really hard however the staff and crew were really friendly and helpful. They made us so welcome once we got back to the camp. The 35-50km stretch was very boring and this made it hard for me to feel motivated. The pit stops were really great. Full of plenty of snacks with a big variety for everyone. The only down side were the toilets.
Ruth R
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4.3
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
A massive challenge in one day. Very difficult when dark to walk. I personally needed more warm clothing towards the end. When I finished at 4am I slept on the floor of a cow shed awaiting the bus back to the start I did get extremely cold and very stiff. Make sure you send a bag to the end with a warm coat,blanket or sleeping bag. Just enjoy it!!
Roshni M
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5.0
Did the Weekender in 2019
Thank you so much to everyone for being lovely and supportive. The people at each pitstop helped me so much to carry one to the next!! Also a special thanks to the sweepers who kept me going on day one, and to Rory who let me borrow his night torch!! Such a great experience, I would highly recommend!!
David
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3.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
Second 100k that I have done. Chaos getting into start and have to leave an hour for the traffic. My support missed me at the Basecamp [half way] as they were unable to get close due the irresponsible people parking on verges. Did meet them at the end. Poor supply of food for participants at end. Shame and I don’t think I will be doing this again as the course is beautiful
Teresa
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4.7
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
Other than the slight panic getting to the start with travel delays taking at least 30mins to get into the start car park the event was amazingly organised. This was my first Threshold Event and first ever 100km and it did not disappoint. I thoroughly enjoyed the entire day. The Pit Stops were fantastic and variety of snacks was brilliant. Support from Threshold staff was brilliant and the support on course was amazing so lovely to see same faces popping up at various points on the course cheering everyone. I am still buzzing from the whole experience.
Judith
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5.0
Did the Weekender in 2019
Superbly organised event. Well stocked pitstops, friendly marshals, hot showers, much appreciated massage. No need to carry much as only 12k between pitstops. Bit congested at the start, possibly due to traffic delays getting onto site. Setting for basecamp was prefect. Bit cramped at the finish, although not really a problem. Was surprised to only go around one stone. Went back later to see them.
Kate H
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5.0
Did the Weekender in 2019
Brilliantly organised, lovely staff, everyone was so encouraging! Great pit stops and overnight stay. They thought of everything- even a massage! It’s worth every penny.
GDaniel
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5.0
Did the Day 1 – Saturday in 2019
I loved all of it especially the pit stops the people there were so helpful and friendly really kept me going!! Basecamp was so well organised even hot showers couldn't believe it! Only gripe is that we couldn't park car at base camp until the sat morning which meant we had to try and find a friendly farmer 1/2 a mile down the road to let us park as we were staying near the start.
Andy S
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5.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
Unbelievably hard, killer hills, great organisation, friendly people manning the pit stops. I can’t fathom how I got through it, but it was an incredible experience! From pre-race emails through to the event itself, results info and photos. I finished less than 3 days ago, so i’m still a little overwhelmed/ emotional by the whole thing!
Mark W
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5.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
Superb event! Organisation couldn't be faulted! Route was amazing! Staff were so supportive. I can't rate this enough, might even do it again next year it was that good.
Helen W
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4.7
Did the Weekender in 2019
The threshold team are amazing as always! They really keep you going. <br />I didn’t use the medical team services (thankfully) but it seems like they did an amazing job also. <br />I will definitely do another!
Karen
Star
5.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
Amazing fantastic fabulous wonderful experience. Staff - amazing. Organisation - amazing.<br />Atmosphere - amazing. I can't speak highly enough if the whole thing<br /> Brilliant!
James M
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5.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
First ultra. An amazing, well organised, friendly race in beautiful countryside. Can't recommend it enough.
M Cooper
Star
5.0
Did the Weekender in 2019
Great race, challenging but not impossible. Route was very well marked. Loved the pit stops! Make sure you prepare and you'll have an amazing time
Andrew B
Star
5.0
Did the Day 1 – Saturday in 2019
Fabulous event. Brilliantly supported and really friendly competitors. It seems that all the volunteers have done it before because they all know what you are going through.
Sophie b
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5.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
Best event I've ever taken part in superbly well run by friendly helpful people every pit stop was well stocked with all the refreshments you could possible need ill definatly take part next year well done to everyone involved 😁
Sophie b
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5.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
Best event I've ever taken part in superbly well run by friendly helpful people ..every pit stop was well stocked with all the refreshments you could possible need and great first aid ..will definatly take part next year ..well done to everyone involved 😁
Karen
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4.7
Did the Weekender in 2019
A fantastic weekend. Superb organisation; the crew were just brilliant - loved the messages at every pit stop (and the sport fixtures updates)<br />I’ll be back
Emma
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5.0
Did the Weekender in 2019
It was the most incredible adventure. The organisation was excellent, from start to base camp , tents were great . Showers were hot and clean. Massage was easily booked . Choice of food for evening and breakfast was great, and on day 2 the same . Atmosphere was amazing, from staff to other runners . Support was tremendous. Pit stops were fab, food, food and more food😁, choice was good.This was my first Ultra and I loved every moment . Will definitely do again next year . Thank you to Threshold for making my first Ultra the most incredible adventure 😁
G-Dawg
Star
5.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
Incredible volunteers and excellent organisation. Can't fault this event, absolutely amazing experience.
Jen L
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5.0
Did the Day 1 – Saturday in 2019
First official distance over half marathon and the best event ever!! The course was interesting, the atmosphere was amazing, support incredible! Thankyou to each and every one of you who made this happen. You made my dream of going from c25k to ultramarathoner come true
Matt S
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3.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
Very poor organisation at start , mid point and finish. Lack of car parking/ Marshall’s , just chaos .
Mike
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5.0
Did the Weekender in 2019
Just prior to Christmas 2018 my friend David & I committed to attend and hopefully complete RTTS2019. <br />David, 59, a then heavy smoker and myself, 54, who was a tad over 18 stone had plenty to do, but we had 7 ish months to do it!! <br />The regular updates along with the training program helped motivate us both. <br />Come race day to his massive credit David had managed over 5 months tobacco free and I had shed just over 3 stone,..we were as ready as we ever would be!<br />Parked up at the finish we were efficiently packed up on our coach heading to the start. Due to the heavy traffic we arrived with about 15 minutes to spare before our allocated start time, not ideal but at least we didn’t have much time for nerves!<br />The race started after a most amusing announcer had made everybody laugh and relax.<br />We soon started hitting the absolutely SUPERB pit stops with truly AMAZING staff & I guess volunteers,...just fantastic! 10/10.<br />Soon past the 25km mark and although we both were in new territory the training program had equipped us both well and before long we had passed the marathon distance and then headed to base camp.<br />The organisation at base camp is truly outstanding with nothing left to chance. Very quickly allocated a tent, collected our bags & then off to the showers, again perfect after the days walking. The evening meal was more than adequate and breakfast was just as good. At base camp the only slight improvement could have been with a few more people in the first aid tent, (David had some blisters dressed at one of the pit stops), but they had come off in the shower and unfortunately he had a 3/4 hour wait to be seen, but hats off to the first aid medics (because I couldn’t see him finishing at that stage such were the size and location of the blisters.)<br />Fed and watered we set off on the Sunday and although slower than Saturday the day went really well and before long we had completed our 2nd marathon distance and the stones and finish line were getting closer. <br />As daft as it sounds reaching the stones was really quite an emotional experience and then the final km a pure relief!!<br />A massive thank you to all involved, to the other competitors, from the parking attendants at the start, all the pit crews, the volunteers, the staff,..EVERYONE👍<br />Not only had we competed 100km, albeit walking, David is now a none smoker and I am slimmer than I have been for years!<br />It’s race to the King 2020 next!!<br />Thanks loads David & Mike.👍<br />
Anthony
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3.3
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
The race itself was very good. The route was spectacular, the support and pit-stops were amazing and the route was well way-marked. Not too technical or challenging but enough going on to make the time fly by.<br />The organisation, for a race that isn't cheap to start with, was quite poor. There seemed to be no care of people before or after the race unless you were willing to pay for it. Everything needed to look after yourself once you had finished the race seemed to be an optional extra. <br />Highly recommend for a first ultra if you have friends or family to drive you home/to a hotel at the end, or if you book a hotel and are happy to get a taxi there. Also, if you don't mind spending money on things that should really be included.
Steve F
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4.7
Did the Weekender in 2019
Superb organisation well done. Great sense of achievement. Perhaps some cold towels at the Pitstop would be useful
Amanda F
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5.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
Fantastic event. Lovely route. Well organised. Awesome staff/volunteers. Very well stocked pit stops - I didn’t want to leave them! Beautiful views when I looked up. My first 100km and would recommend it.
Andreas
Star
5.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
No words can describe this. These events are fantastically organised and supported. Loving it.<br />Go for it.
Nick C
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4.7
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
Simply an amazingly organised event. Wonderful course, wonderful support crews and pit stops. The only area of improvement is the food at the half way point for non-stop runners and the food at the finish. I honestly believe you could do so much better, below average burgers and cold chips is not the reward your participates deserve.
David M
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5.0
Did the Weekender in 2019
Incredibly well organised, volunteers were superb. You didn't really need to carry any of your own food and drink, so much choice at the Pit Stops. The halfway point was a party atmosphere, so glad I didn't try to do the run in one hit
Dale
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5.0
Did the Weekender in 2019
Holy cow, the slogan "There's more in you" has never rang louder and clearer than now for me. This event redefined what I thought my limits were. The support teams were out of this world and friendly. Every step of the way kept the runners at the heart of it encouraging each one to bring out that inner strength each of us had in us but hadn't yet tapped into until now. I would highly recommend this to anyone. Made some amazing new friends along the way. A Journey O will never in my life forget....
Maria
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3.3
Did the Weekender in 2019
Organisation second to none. Route marked out incredibly well. Staff all supportive and helpful. Food, drinks snacks etc at pit stops and base camp fantastic and great quality. As an event I highly recommend it. Such a shame the course route is perhaps the dullest wall I have ever done. Views obscured by hedging etc and not very inspirational. Only a few decent views along the way. People more relaxed and social during second day. More focussed on their run or walk first day.
Alison
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5.0
Did the Weekender in 2019
A fantastic experience, the pit stops were so well stocked and the staff were the best I have encountered
H Hopkins
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5.0
Did the Day 1 – Saturday in 2019
Absolutely fantastic! This is my first challenge event and I loved every minute. The organisation was incredible, the pit stops filled to the brim with amazing snacks and I am already on countdown for next year!
Rachael R
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5.0
Did the Weekender in 2019
Really impressed at the whole event being my first Threshold Event and first Ultra marathon. Everything was very well organised, lots of support and the pit stops were well stocked with lots of high energy snacks and drinks.<br />Camping overnight was great and showers lovely and hot. Great choice of hot food at night and lots for breakfast, caters for all tastes and dietary requirements.<br />Overall Threshold Event wants me coming back again for 2020.
Helen V
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5.0
Did the Day 1 – Saturday in 2019
I was amazed at how well the whole event was organised. Food and drinks at every pit stop, even fresh fruit and all free. There was an excellent hot meal at the end and staff were encouraging and professional. <br /> I took a backpack with me which I didn’t need as everything was provided. What an excellent event.
Matt
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5.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
This event was my first 100km and it was amazing. The atmosphere was great all along the route, I was surprised how many people turned out to support. All staff were ace, big choice of food and drink at pit stops. All in all, well organised, great experience and I will be running it again. Thanks to Theshold!
Jennifer G
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5.0
Did the Day 1 – Saturday in 2019
Highly recommendable! Brilliant for a first timer with a stunning well thought out route. Kudos to the Organisers and Crew who were absolutely brilliant and extremely knowledgeable and helpful. Pit stops were absolutely amazing with plenty of choices and well stocked. Can’t say anything but an extremely good day where everybody and everything was covered! Amazing!
Gavin S
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5.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
Amazing event and support<br />Could probably have done it with small waist bag with bottles as aid stations so good. If you love food you’ll live the aid stations at this event
Mark T
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5.0
Did the Weekender in 2019
A truly amazing event!! The organisers deserve their own medal. I throughly recommend the Weekender! Can’t wait to enter again next year! 👌
Gina R
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4.7
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
I can’t believe I even contemplated doing this, but after 6 months gruelling training I did, with the help of my two running buddies. Weather was perfect and scenery beautiful. Very well organised at each pit stop with amazing staff to help. I ache like mad and have a couple of injuries but only to be expected I’m sure. My only complaint was that the food at the finish was rank - I mean I couldn’t face looking at it - I wouldn’t have fed it to anyone. At the end of such a long run at midnight some decent food with protein, eggs possibly, would have been very welcome. But overall an amazing experience that was very well organised both before and after the event.
Hazel M
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5.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
Our 1st ultra and we made the right choice to make it the Stones. Fantastic support, food, signage (impossible to get lost), didn’t need support crew really but they looked amazing and helping lots of people in need. The route allowed our support crew to get round and see us at lots of points. Fantastic all round, well done
Amanda W
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5.0
Did the Weekender in 2019
Best organisation I have come across in many years of multiday marathons. Staff relentlessly cheerful (in a good way), pit stops catered for every food requirement. Looking for a reason to do an overnighter now. 😊
Salome E
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5.0
Did the Weekender in 2019
Extremely well organised, fun event. I thoroughly enjoyed my weekend, all the crew members at pit stops were so helpful and lovely making it a fantastic experience. My only disappointment was that there was no rhubarb and apricot crumble (it was shown as a choice on the menu we received via email) on Saturday at base camp. I’d been looking forward to it all day 😃😃. Will most definitely be signing up again for next year!
Jeremy B
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4.7
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
The support staff are friendly and super supportive, their enthusiasm was a huge lift and super appreciated - thank you; the course is through pretty countryside but you do need to be used to trail running for your footing - if you are thinking of running an ultra - run this one
Robert
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5.0
Did the Weekender in 2019
This was my first ultra, and met a lot of other first timers too. Great organisation, great support and the pit stops were excellent. Great fun, will definitely recommend to others!
Did the Weekender in 2019
My first Ultra, was not sure to expect. The organisation was top notch and logistics great: got my tent and had a shower within minutes of arriving at base camp.<br />The master of ceremonies was great fun-his musical choice questionable but hysterically funny...teenage mutant ninja turtles springs to mind!<br />Sign posting was good, super choice of food and drink at the pit stops and good medical support.<br />Food at base camp and at the end was of good quality, hot and queue times were minutes great job and I feel I got great value for money.
Jane M
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5.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
This is a tough event and it pushed me to my limits. But such a beautiful route along the Ridgeway and the support from Threshold crew is excellent!
Danny
Star
5.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
Fantastic race, amazing views, great people! Pitstops are well stocked with all types of goodies to keep you going on the trails.
Andrea
Star
5.0
Did the Weekender in 2019
This was my first year and the organisation for my experience was faultless, from food provided at all the regular stops, base camp so well organised and amazing hot showers. Volunteers were so supportive.and the DJ at base camp was hilarious, which is just what you need as you enter base camp a little broken from the first day. Never thought I would say this the morning after ‘loved it’
Sonia S
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5.0
Did the Weekender in 2019
This was my 1st ever Ultra & the whole experience has been fantastic. From the forum with exchange of questions/advice, the crew at every stop & we’ll sign posted route. <br />I opted for the 2 day & the over night camp facilities were fantastic.<br />From signing up to finishing I have felt fully informed & supported. Thank you.
Carl D
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5.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
This is my second year of doing this race, having done various ultras I can honestly say that the setup the atmosphere and all the aid stations and staff are absolutely magical. A huge Thankyou to everyone’s out there that’s made this event possible.
Hayley n
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5.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
What an experience 100km straight through. Amazing atmosphere from start to finish.. pit stop crews were the life and soul of the run, supportive and entertaining... would I do it again absolutely the pain is totally worth it
Charlie
Star
5.0
Did the Day 1 – Saturday in 2019
Amazing!!!!!!!!<br />Well organised friendly helpful event at every stage, no need to worry about anything they are looking after you<br />Thankyou
Caroline N
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4.7
Did the Weekender in 2019
Beautifully organised-amazing pit stops with great food (the fresh pineapples were just delicious!). Easy in and out from the overnight and those showers - almost as good as mine at home! The step up into them was a bit of a trial after 31 miles running ;) but, all part of the challenge I suppose ;)! Thank you so much. It was my first ultra and i’m totally sold. It was an amazing weekend! Next year I’m going to try RTTK.
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
The terrain was very tricky in parts, having to walk so much in the last 5k due to the nature of the paths and it being dark was frustrating! Way too many photographers on the course, got told off by one for having our numbers on our packs, sorry but our comfort was more important than helping them make money out of us! Clearer directional signage needed for non stopper at the half way point both in and out. Need another opportunity for hot food later on in the course crisps, chocolate, bread only get you so far and we both felt very ropey by the end. That said, we were both very grateful for the banging chicken burger and chips at the end.....no complaints there! Biggest plus of the whole event were the amazing volunteers at the pit stops and fantastic support from fellow participants and the supporters.....absolutely first class, made such a difference.
J
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5.0
Did the Day 2 – Sunday in 2019
Phenomenal! Course was exceptionally well organised, staffed and stocked. Race marshalls were kind, considerate and motivational. Everything was organised to perfection from the baggage drop, tent allocation to pit stops. Food was amazing and such a great choice. Toilets were kept clean (as far as possible anyway), showers were epic. At base camp there was a station with hair dryers, straighteners, sun cream etc for those that wanted it. Same at the finish line plus changing tents. The whole thing was just exceptionally well organised and I’d like to express my thanks to everyone who made it an event to remember. Fantastic!
Jim B
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4.7
Did the Weekender in 2019
My first 100k, couldn’t have chosen a better one. Amazing support all the way, great organization, and most importantly not too hilly!
Gail D
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5.0
Did the Day 1 – Saturday in 2019
Amazing event the pit stops were wonderful and really kept me going with their relaxed atmosphere. The people working at the pit stops were so helpful and encouraging and kind. The only bit we found hard was that you could only park your car at base camp on the sat morning which meant having to find another place for the Friday night as we were staying near the start.
Sam MS
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5.0
Did the Weekender in 2019
Thoroughly enjoyed it. The staff were a great morale boost, there was plenty of food and the views en route are amazing. I love the inspirational signs. The icing on the cake is that I only have one small blister.
Rebecca U
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5.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
So well organised and such a great event. My first ultrmarathon and what a fantastic experience. The pit stops are well placed and have everything you could need, all the medics and volunteers are amazing. Great scenary and a variety of different tracks you go on. Highly recommend it!
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
Absolutely awesome event, everything about this event was superb, from the moment you enter to the moment you leave the site at the end the support and experience is 2nd to none. Weather you are able to run the distance or walk it this is a must event. The event crew were so helpful, cheerful and supportive throughout and can not praise them enough. Pit stops every 10 or so KM , all staffed , all with medics, toilets and plenty of drinks and food to refuel. Parking and getting to the start was made so easy with the shuttle buses. The organisation was brilliant. I would recommend this event to everyone , yes it is hard but so enjoyable, met lots of lovely people
Andrew S
Star
5.0
Did the Weekender in 2019
I’ve done loads of road races of different lengths. This is my first ultra and I’m never looking back. Will be booking next year already. The stones have been there 5,000 years - there is no rush, just enjoy the food, views and atmosphere. AWSOME!
Andy Cook
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5.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
Great dayout with well stocked pitstops every 10km. Route is exposed so take protection from either the sun or rain. Heavily rutted in places so aim to finish before 14hrs as running on these in the dark is tricky.
Lynsey K
Star
5.0
Did the Weekender in 2019
Amazing! So well organised and signed with really good food and snacks avail at every (frequent) pit stop.<br />This was my first Ultra and a great one to start on.
Andy Cook
Star
5.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
Brilliantly organised race. Well stocked pit stops every 10km. Very exposed route though needing protection from the sun or rain depending on weather. Heavily rutted in places making running tricky but adds to the complexity of this route. Need to aim for under 14hrs as in the dark on ruts is hard.
AD
Star
5.0
Did the Weekender in 2019
Amazing organisation all the way through. It was tough, but worth the training. The course was beautiful. I might even do another ultra now!
Did the Weekender in 2019
First time I have ever done any organised event and it was amazing. We were so well looked after, great food, hardly any queues despite the number of people and everyone so friendly.
James E
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4.3
Did the Weekender in 2019
Well run, well marked, all of the volunteers were fantastic (I really cannot stress enough just how amazing they are), the atmosphere was really positive, and the other participants were all amazing.</p><p>Unfortunately, the course didn't really match that level. Rutty, pitted, and pockmarked, the majority of this course was needlessly hard on the ankles and knees. There were bottlenecks where passing was roughly impossible, large stones perfect for spraining something, and the occasional random hole in the ground, just in case you'd rather break it instead. Sprained my right ankle at 24km, and tendon and ligament pain in my knee that I attribute to the uneven surface got bad enough that I walked (well, limped) the last 12km to avoid further injury.</p><p>I'll probably be back next year. But I might bring a knee brace or two.
Tony B
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5.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
I’ve done RTTS for the last 4 years and it goes from strength to strength. Great event - well organised, super support staff, tasty pit stops. Thanks for organising one of the iconic UK Ultras.
Julie G
Star
4.7
Did the Weekender in 2019
I enjoyed Race to the stones and have now completed it twice. As well as RTTK and RTTT. The views along the way are spectacular. I know that everything is taken care of as soon as I arrive. I Know I can concentrate on the challenge and not have to worry. It is a hard Ultra but all the more reason to feel proud at your accomplishment. The crew are all helpful and encouraging. The pits stops are so well thought of and want for nothing. The inspirational messages along the course are a lovely touch. The best ever end to the weekend was the crew helping to carry my bags to the car, I joked if I can be carried as well due to my sore legs and he did! I had a fireman’s lift. LOL. <br />I cannot recommended threshold event ultras enough. </p><p>
Subas
Star
5.0
Did the Day 1 – Saturday in 2019
Never having done even a half marathon, I opted for my first ultra experience (50K). Highly recommend this race as an entry to ultra. From start to finish (base-camp), everything was wonderfully organised. Shout-out to all the staffs. Thanks for the awesome day. Next time, I’ll come for the 100.
Gloria A
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5.0
Did the Weekender in 2019
Very impressed with the organisation in general. Pit stops were very good; food, medical assistance, how it was organised etc The tents very spacious and confortable mats. <br />The staff everywhere were extremely helpful and friendly. I really rate this event very highly. I really enjoyed the whole experience. Thank you
Charlotte
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4.7
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
It was my first ever 100km event, I felt the staff were amazing a special mention to Laura who kept us going along the way even in the middle of the night when you are at your lowest.
Pete M
Star
5.0
Did the Weekender in 2019
Volunteers, food, course marking, camping, organisation of baggage all amazing! Loved the route, even if I hurt loads right now. Thanks!
Matthew C
Star
4.7
Did the Day 1 – Saturday in 2019
My first ultra (my first marathon) so I wanted to pick a big event to make things straightforward. It couldn’t have been easier. Communication and info in the run up to the event was superb. I didn’t follow the training plan in the early months too closely for various reasons, but I did pay a lot of attention in the last month, and the taper really helped. A bit of a queue from the motorway junction, but I still arrived in plenty of time. Great, friendly atmosphere on arrival which continued throughout the race. Lots of ordinary people do this race, which puts you at ease. Lovely route, but quite different from the Ridgeway west of Goring which I am familiar with. Pit stops really well stocked with food (I needn’t have brought my own). A good variety of food and drink kept each stop interesting. Flat coke. Genius! Orange segments. Heaven! Finish was slightly up hill and i dug deep. Facilities at base camp were brilliant and I spent a very nice few hours waiting for the shuttle. Superb food, quick massage, deckchairs and Wimbledon on a big screen (id have preferred TdF...). Shuttle bus back to start was a bit arduous. Sore in the morning but pleased with myself. Dug out the RTTS info for one last time to deal with a blister (they know their stuff!) and that’s me done. Thanks RTTS. See you again!
Andrew
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5.0
Did the Weekender in 2019
This event is sooo well organised from every persective. I can't can't say enough (truly words don't express it), how amazing the people are staffing the event.
Elaine s
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5.0
Did the Day 1 – Saturday in 2019
Had a brilliant day...very well organised. Only one complaint ...can you ask competitors who want music to wear earphones and not blast it out with speakers and annoy other folks.. I love listening to the countryside noises and the fall of feet on the path not someone's boom boom boom rap rubbish!! There were two guys on the trail doing this....one I had a problem shaking off!! Thank you anyway. The water melon was brilliant 😄😄
Anita J
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5.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
First 100k and fabulous event.<br />Pit stops were amazing, the crew were brilliant, an absolutely fantastic time
Michael R
Star
5.0
Did the Day 2 – Sunday in 2019
Our first time out at a Race with Threshold and it was great. Very well organised and kept us well informed throughout the whole period leading up to the event.
Karen F
Star
5.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
My first ultra fantastic perfectly placed pit stops well supplied with marshals who genuinely wanted to help and look after us can’t recommend the event enough - worth every penny
Rachel
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5.0
Did the Weekender in 2019
Race to the Stones is a very well organised event. The staff are fabulous and they encourage you all the way. <br />The course in places is strenuous but rewarding and the scenery is stunning. The pit stops are the best I've ever seen. You don't need to take food with you as it's all there. <br />I'd highly recommend this event to anyone. Come a long give it ago and enjoy!
Stacy g
Star
5.0
Did the Day 1 – Saturday in 2019
Well organised, great signposting<br />Such a wonderful friendly atmosphere , I never felt alone.<br />Pits stops were a buffet of goodies to keep you going ;)
Lucy P
Star
5.0
Did the Day 1 – Saturday in 2019
Amazing pit stops, wonderful volunteers, excellently sign posted, beautiful course, definitely be back next year (maybe even for the 100km!!)
Karen F
Star
5.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
First ever race above marathon distance... perfectly placed and resourced pit stops with marshals who genuinely wanted to help and look after us... can recommend it highly enough especially as your first ultra
Jennifer G
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5.0
Did the Day 1 – Saturday in 2019
I cannot fault anything about this event. From an amazing location and well thought out route to the outstanding organisation. The day was brilliant, the team organisers and crew were fully all over this event from start to finish. Informative about the route and any questions answered no problem. Have to say the pit stops were amazing. All fully equipped with variety and everything you could need on the day. I’m excited about returning and highly recommend trying this event.
Graham m
Star
4.7
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
Couldnt fault the oranisation. If you do this event you can carry the bare minimum as everything you need and more is supplied.
Jp
Star
5.0
Did the Day 1 – Saturday in 2019
Amazing course very well organised back next year for the full 100k if your going to pick a first ultra this is the one for you
Melissa P
Star
4.3
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
Threshold Sports are, without doubt, a faultless and well polished event organiser. From the pre-race admin in the build up, to the Marshall at the finish directing us safely out of the farm, it was perfect. Excellent signage throughout the course, happy and smiley crew members at every pit stop and toilet roll in every portaloo! Outstanding! The food at Basecamp was hot, plentiful and really good. Food at each pit stop was exceptional and I didn’t use my own food for the whole 100k! My only feedback would be that for us 100k non-stop runners that stayed at the finish until the morning there were only burgers and chips at breakfast - a bacon sandwich would have gone down a treat, but that’s just my personal preference. Excellent from start to finish - thank you!
Francis T
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5.0
Did the Day 1 – Saturday in 2019
Fantastic day from start to finish with a well organised enthusiastic team to look after us...a fantastic feeling of achievement in the company of great people, I’d highly recommend the event to anyone wanting a great challenge in a beautiful place
Phil M
Star
4.7
Did the Day 2 – Sunday in 2019
My first Ultra but won’t be my last. So well organised, so supportive, the pit stops are well stocked and friendly, the course is challenging but then that’s sort of the point, the atmosphere is amazing and the people clapping you round the stones into the final couple of KM will make you cry. It’s just epic and you should do it.
Alan
Star
5.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
An event worth doing,knowing the staff were excellent & passionate about what they do. Without them we could not write the excellent review. Thanks a million.
Jane
Star
5.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
I loved this event. It was so well organised. So grateful for the free food at the end, as I didn't want to take time out to eat at basecamp. Ultras are not for the faint hearted! The support and friendship is awesome.
Gemma P
Star
5.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
Great event. Well organised and I felt thoroughly looked after throughout. The it stops had everything and the atmosphere from runners and supporr crew were amazing..
Hayley H
Star
4.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
Great event and very well organised. <br />Good course, food and medical support.<br />Do think you need a lollipop man for that busy road lol! <br />Points to consider: a sign to direct the straight through runners at base camp and wgat they can have eat and to let them get first dibs on the messages as there wasn't enough and to long to wait.
Mark R
Star
5.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
Fantastic event all around.<br />Great communication pre race, great pit stops, well stocked and staffed. Great atmosphere throughout.<br />Thanks!
Vern
Star
5.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2019
Just a great event! Well organised and a great route. All the pitstops were amazing and well stocked with a great route with no real navigation needed.
Carol
Star
5.0
Did the Day 1 – Saturday in 2019
What a fantastic day, very well signed posted, views on the way incredible. Drinks and food supplied was really good.
Paul
Star
4.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2017
Great well organised event. A fully supported 100k with well stocked add stations. Navigation not required, a great entry to the ultra world</p><p>https://pickupthepacepaul.com/2017/07/16/rtts-2017/
Sam
Star
5.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2017
It's a truly world class event and a very accessible ultra. It has some of the most friendly and helpful aid stations I've ever seen
Alisa
Star
5.0
Did the Weekender in 2017
It was my first ultra event and I had a great time.
Sam
Star
5.0
Did the 100k Non-Stop in 2015
Was my first Ultra and an awesome race to get going on. Marshalls were fantastic and a really great atmosphere all the way round. It can get pretty hot and exposed. Tip: Walk up pretty much all the hills, event the guys right at the front do it
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Logistics and schedule

Race Packs:

Your race packs will be sent out 1 week before the event start date.

Start Times:

SATURDAY

There will be a staggered start so as to reduce congestion on the first part of the route. Your start wave will have been allocated to you and is printed on your race pack.

07:30 - 07:55 Runners Start

08:05 - 08:25 Walkers Start

SUNDAY

06:00 - 07:00 Start

There will be no allocated start time. Please start within this time window.

Pit Stops:

NON-STOP – 9 Stops

WEEKENDERS/1-DAY – 4 Stops

Cut-Off Times:

NON-STOP – 8pm Sunday

WEEKENDER/1-DAY – Saturday: 10:00pm, Sunday: 8:00pm

Spectators

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.

Volunteers

Volunteers are a focal point of all Threshold Sports events. As such, they are always on the look-out for more helping hands.

If you're interested in signing up then follow the link here:

https://lets-do-this.typeform.com/to/jcfjO1LA#eventid=20287

How to get there

Lewknor, Watlington OX49, UK

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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

Shuttles:

Shuttles are available to/from key locations.

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.

Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Are UTMB points available at the Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones?
The points on offer for 2021 are still TBC but 3 spots were offered to participants in 2019.
FAQ
Will there be live tracking at the Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones?
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.
FAQ
Am I allowed to bring my dog to the Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones?
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.
FAQ
Do I need to bring my own tent and sleeping bag to camp for the Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones?
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.
FAQ
Will there be bag transport at the Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones?
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.
FAQ
How do I collect my race pack for the Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones 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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