All the Ridgeway to Avebury Stones, the R86

Ridgeway Challenge 86 Miles

26/27 August 2017

The Ridgeway Challenge 86 Miles

The Ridgeway Challenge 86 Miles is a fully supported continuous running event that starts at Ivinghoe Beacon near Tring and ends at Avebury Stone Circle. The route is 86 miles along The Ridgeway National Trail, a 5000 year old trackway through the Chiltern Hills and North Wessex Downs (along Grim’s Ditch for several miles), Barbury Castle and Liddington Castle (hill forts) en route, way marked throughout with 1929m (6328 feet) ascent 1991m (6532 feet) descent. The event hosts the UK Ultra Distance Trail Running Championships.


The event is organised by and permitted by the Trail Running Association. The race permit number for 2017 is e929. Held under UK Athletics Rules of Competition.

What's included?

  • Two start times to cater for mixed abilities
  • Free transport from Tring Train Station to the registration point
  • High quality technical t-shirt for all registering runners
  • Access to your drop bag at half way
  • Nine checkpoints
  • Hot food at half way and the finish


  • Finisher Medal
  • Transport for retiring runners
  • Support crews and friends and family catered for at the finish
  • All finishers receive a medal plus 1st, 2nd or 3rd place medals (12:00 runners only)
  • Branded photo backdrop
  • Free transport to Swindon Train Station and the Oasis for a shower

Entry Info and Prices


You can find information here about qualifying, choosing a start time and entry pricing.


The event costs as little as £58 with the earlybird discount!

Event Info


Maps and checkpoint locations are contained within these pages.


You'll enjoy the event more once you've read this information and checked-out the interactive map.

About the TRA


The TRA is an associate member of UK Athletics (UKA). Through this association with UKA, the TRA is able to issue permits to race organisers on behalf of UKA. The TRA has also published "A guide to organising trail races".

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