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Race to the King

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Event summary

Make your own history by taking on the 53-mile route finishing at the awe-inspiring Winchester Cathedral. Take it on in part, non-stop, or opt to camp and make a weekend of it.

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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 Jun 18 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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5.0
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BicepFlexChallenging course
FriendlyFaceFriendly atmosphere
SceneryStunning scenery
Heather H
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5.0
Did the Double Marathon Non-Stop in 2019
I absolutely loved Race to the king! It was quite challenging but stunning scenery and so well organised and the atmosphere was brilliant and also the camaraderie from other participants was overwhelming I would reccomend it to anyone it's such an amazing experience and to finish at Winchester cathedral was just epic! I would definitely like to do it again!! If anyone is considering an ultramarathon this one is really amazing!! <br />… read more
Ana
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5.0
Did the Double Marathon Non-Stop in 2019
Another great even run by the Threshold series. This was my second ultra having done Race to the Tower prior. It was well organised, everyone was so friendly and there was no pressure. I like that it is open to all abilities. The pitstops were amazing and there was a great range of food on offer.… read more
Did the Day 1 – Saturday in 2019
Fantastic race thank you to all involed the pit crew staff were brilliant as well as the me do teams <br />Well signpost great run thanks again.<br />… read more
Frequently asked questions
FAQ
Can I bring my dog to the Race to the King?
Dogs (aside from assistance dogs) are not permitted on the route.… read more
FAQ
Is there an age requirement to take part in the Race to the King?
Participants must be 16 and over to enter and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent of guardian.… read more
FAQ
Will there be live tracking?
Yes, in partnership with Open Tracking, you can hire a GPS tracker for the duration of the event.… read more
Route description
Route description

WEEKENDER:

The ultimate weekend exploring the trails and relaxing overnight at our halfway basecamp.

Route: Arundel to Winchester
Distance: 53.6 miles
Elevation: 5,051ft

With rolling hills, testing climbs and stunning scenery, this route really has it all! Setting off from Arundel on the Saturday morning, you will venture out in to the breathtaking South Downs to explore all it has to offer. Stopping overnight at the halfway point, you can rest up and relax at the fantastic basecamp before getting ready to head back out on to the trails the following day.

With the second half of your journey even more beautiful than the first (if you can believe it!) it won’t be long before you see the steps of the impressive Winchester Cathedral. An icon in British history, it is the perfect finish for such a monumental achievement.

NON-STOP:

Route: Arundel to Winchester
Distance: 53.6 miles
Elevation: 5,051ft

Beginning at Arundel, you will set off to explore the stunning South Downs Way, full of luscious greenery and breathtaking scenery.

With the incredible Queen Elizabeth Country Park full of impressive woodland, the beautiful Cheesefoot Head which is a natural amphitheatre and most importantly the iconic Winchester Cathedral where your journey will end, your experience promises to be rich in both history and in astonishing scenery.

Trekking along the trails, it is a real test of both mental and physical endurance to see if you can end triumphant and smiling at the finish line!

DAY 1:

Route: Arundel to Basecamp
Distance: 23.4 miles
Elevation: 2,718 ft.

As you set off on your memorable journey across the South Downs Way, you can expect challenging climbs and constantly changing surroundings every step of the way.

With rolling hills, luscious greenery and fantastic wildlife, you won’t want your journey to end, even if it is at the fantastic basecamp! With food, bars and a chilled atmosphere waiting for you, there is no better place to celebrate your amazing achievement.

DAY 2:

Location: Basecamp to Winchester
Distance: 30.2 miles
Elevation: 2,333ft

Setting off from the basecamp early Sunday morning, you will be trekking amongst some of the best countryside Britain has to offer. Heading through the Queen Elizabeth Country Park you will experience the impressive 1,400 acres of open woodland before going past the historic Cheese foot Head natural Amphitheatre.

Ending at the iconic Winchester Cathedral, it is the perfect finishing site for this incredible challenge. Standing under the shadow of this impressive building, there is no greater place to reflect on everything you have accomplished.

Heather H
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5.0
Did the Double Marathon Non-Stop in 2019
I absolutely loved Race to the king! It was quite challenging but stunning scenery and so well organised and the atmosphere was brilliant and also the camaraderie from other participants was overwhelming I would reccomend it to anyone it's such an amazing experience and to finish at Winchester cathedral was just epic! I would definitely like to do it again!! If anyone is considering an ultramarathon this one is really amazing!! <br />
Ana
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5.0
Did the Double Marathon Non-Stop in 2019
Another great even run by the Threshold series. This was my second ultra having done Race to the Tower prior. It was well organised, everyone was so friendly and there was no pressure. I like that it is open to all abilities. The pitstops were amazing and there was a great range of food on offer.
Did the Day 1 – Saturday in 2019
Fantastic race thank you to all involed the pit crew staff were brilliant as well as the me do teams <br />Well signpost great run thanks again.<br />
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BicepFlexChallenging course
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Logistics and schedule

Race Packs:

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

If you are travelling from overseas, you will not receive your pack in the post and you will need to pick it up from the registration desk on the day.

Start Times:

SATURDAY – There will be a staggered start to reduce congestion on the first part of the route. You will have chosen your start time when registering for the event.

07:30 - 07:55: Runners start time

08:05 - 08:25: Walkers start time

SUNDAY – Participants can start any time between 6am and 7am (there are no designated start times per person).

Pit Stops:

NON-STOP – 9 pit stops

WEEKENDERS/1-DAY – 4 pit stops

Cut-Off Times:

NON-STOP – 8:00pm

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

Spectators

Friends and family are more than welcome to come support.

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.

How to get there

Gaston Farm, School Hill, Arundel BN18 0RS, UK

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Start address: Gaston Farm, School Hill, Slindon, Arundel, West Sussex, BN18 0RS
Base camp

Basecamp (Midway point and Day 2 start address): Hundred Acres Farm, Compton, West Sussex, PO18 9NN (the field is not exactly at this postcode, but close by – this is the main farm)

Finish address: Winchester Cathedral, 9 The Close, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 9LS

Shuttles:

Shuttles are availalbe to/from key locations. The timetables and prices will be given closer to the event.

Parking:

Parking is available at the below locations. This MUST be pre-booked and all permits visible on the dashboard on the day:

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
Can I bring my dog to the Race to the King?
Dogs (aside from assistance dogs) are not permitted on the route.
FAQ
Is there an age requirement to take part in the Race to the King?
Participants must be 16 and over to enter and anyone under 18 must be accompanied by a parent of guardian.
FAQ
Will there be live tracking?
Yes, in partnership with Open Tracking, you can hire a GPS tracker for the duration of the event.
FAQ
What measures have been put in place to ensure a safe environment?
Visit https://www.thresholdtrailseries.com/covid-19/ for a full brief on the new measures.
FAQ
Will my bags be transported for me?
Bags will be transported for you from the start to your final destination each day.You’ll just drop bags in the morning and it will be there for you to pick them up at the other end. It's advised that you carry a small rucksack with you.
FAQ
Will there be camping available at the Race to the King?
Your tent will be pitched ready and waiting for you when you arrive at basecamp but you will need to bring your own sleeping bag. You are not permitted to provide your own tent and camp on site.
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Double Marathon Non-Stop
7:30am Sat 19th Jun 2021
Weekender
7:30am Sat 19th Jun 2021
Day 1 – Saturday
7:30am Sat 19th Jun 2021
Day 2 – Sunday
6:00am Sun 20th Jun 2021

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