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.
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100k Non-Stop, 100k over 2 days inc. camping, 100k over 2 days exc. camping, and 1 more
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Sat, 8 Jul 2023
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Lewknor, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Field Farm Bungalow, Shirburn Rd, Lewknor, Watlington OX49 5RR, UK
Start times
Saturday, 8 Jul 2023
100k Non-Stop: TBC100k over 2 days inc. camping: TBC100k over 2 days exc. camping: TBC50k: TBC
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Race to the Stones
Distance
100km
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100km
Distance
100km
Distance
50km
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:
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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
Crowds
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.
FAQs
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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