15 Dec

Tower, Stones Or King?

Threshold Sports ultra-running logoTower, Stones or King might sound like a new take on the ancient rock-paper-scissors game and it may well be wise to make a choice between three of the finest trail running ultra-marathons in the South next year. Threshold Sports are adding the Heineken Race to the Tower to their award winning ultra series that already features the Race to the Stones and Race to the King.

Race to the Tower is the latest offering from the Threshold Sports team and it will be held on a beautiful stretch of the Cotswold Way on 10-11 June, 2017. The course will comprise a double marathon along the National Trail with a spectacular finish in front of Broadway Tower, with far reaching views across 16 counties.

Race to the Tower adds to Threshold Sports’ ultra portfolio, which includes the Race to the King double marathon (24-25 June) and the Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones 100K (15-16 July).

Race to the King follows the South Downs Way to Winchester Cathedral, the historic burial place of the first kings of England. The course celebrates some of the country’s finest scenery, with views over the Weald and stretching out to sea.

Race to the Stones was voted Best Endurance Event in the 2016 Running Awards and won the Employee Engagement Award in the ESA Excellence Awards 2015. Around 2,500 participants will follow Britain’s oldest path, the Ridgeway, through Oxfordshire and Berkshire to end at the 5,000 year old stone circle at Avebury.
 
All three events can be run or walked in one day or two with an overnight base camp. These are fully marked and supported long distance challenges with regular pit-stops, suitable for all standards from experienced to beginners. Time to flip a coin or play rock-paper-scissors with a like-minded friend to decide which one to enter or perhaps dispense with the decision making altogether and try all three!

Full details are available at the Threshold Sports website.