3 Mar

Discounted Rate For Neolithic Run

Neolithic Marathon

Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is calling for entrants to its biggest annual fundraising event - the Sarsen Trail and Neolithic Marathon - to take advantage of the early bird discounts on entry fees. The event, which takes place on Sunday, May 6, is a sponsored walk and run between the two World Heritage Sites of Avebury and Stonehenge.

Sarsen Trail participants can walk the full distance of 26.2 miles, or choose from three shorter distances of 7, 11 and 15 miles, while running enthusiasts can take part in the full Neolithic marathon or opt for the half marathon.

A multi-terrain and cross-country course, the Neolithic Marathon starts at Avebury and finishes in Stonehenge. The marathon and half-marathon routes take runners through a rich wildlife landscape with the possibility of spotting skylarks, brown hares, sedge warblers and kingfishers.

Organiser of the event, Derek Gard, has encouraged potential participants to take up the discounted rate before the deadline on March 19: "We've already seen an increase in the number of people registering for the marathons and as places for these events are limited I'd urge anyone wanting to take part to register as soon as possible."

The early-bird rate for the marathon is £25, while the half-marathon is £20. To register online, visit the Trust's website.