The experienced team behind the hugely popular Race to the Stones and Race to the King ultra-marathons has devised a new event to test the mettle of endurance runners. The Heineken Race to the Tower organised by Threshold Sports will take place along the iconic Cotswold Way on 10-11 June, 2017.
The Cotswold Way is a 102-mile National Trail running from Bath to Chipping Campden and the Heineken Race to the Tower is a double marathon between Gloucestershire and Worcestershire. Runners and walkers will pass many of England’s charming Cotswold stone villages like Winchcombe, Painswick and Broadway.
Landmarks such as Hailes Abbey, Sudeley Castle and Coopers Hill will be seen before reaching the epic finish at the foot of Broadway Tower; the Cotswolds’ highest tower with spectacular views across 16 counties.
Heineken Race to the Tower adds to Threshold Sports’ ultra series, which includes the Race to the Stones 100km (15-16 July) and Race to the King double marathon (24-25 June).
Race to the Tower is a fully supported run/walk. Participants can complete it in one day or two, either non-stop or staying overnight in the base camp where there will be entertainment, massage, hot showers, hot supper and a hearty breakfast. Threshold Sports takes care of every detail from training plans to flawless signage, route timing, pit stops and full medical support.
Julian Mack, CEO, Threshold Sports says: “The Cotswold Way is a stunning route and the ideal place to get people out of their comfort zone. It’ll be a fabulous finish line at Broadway Tower, where finishers will be greeted with an amazing view and, of course, a nice cold beer or cider."
Full details are available at the Race to the Tower website.