This page contains the more detailed information about the event. Familiarise yourself with this information as it will make your event more enjoyable and help your support crews too if you have one.
The Finish is at 86 miles and is 6.1 miles past checkpoint 9. Normal checkpoint food is available here along with hot food and drinks. Cold cordial and water at this station. Ensure your number remains visible if you have changed in to warmer running gear.
Runners will be reunited with their drop bags at this location.
Support crews are to park in the carpark at the top of the highstreet or National Trust carpark. DO NOT park on the road even if you are just collecting your runner or bags. The Race Director reserves the right to nullify any runners finish position should support crews park on the road. SN8 1RF
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As the runner enters the last 50 yards of the course the Ridgeway Challenge 86 mile Finish tape will be held up. Runners will notice FINISH in the middle of the tape. Runners are to head towards the FINISH as it will position them for the photo. The tape will not break so do not try and run through it. Once you are through the finish you are invited to have photos taken against the backdrop in the hall.
Medals will be awarded as soon as possible however this may take up to 20 minutes from finishing to being awarded.
There will be free transport from Avebury to Swindon train station. Please note the minibus will run a ad-hoc services so do not rely on the service to take you to Swindon for a specific time. If you need to be taken to Swindon for a specific time please book a taxi or make other arrangements. Additionally, minibuses will ferry runners wanting a shower to the Oasis Leisure Center approx a ten minute walk from Swindon train station. There is a charge for showers paid for on arrival at the Oasis. VCar Taxi 01793 701 701.
Minibuses will take you to your hotel in Swindon providing they are within Swindon town itself. Marlborough, Wantage and Highworth are not hotels in Swindon. The Premier Inn on Junction 16 of the M4 is ideal, as is the Holiday Inn Express also on Juntion 16.
Parking is limited at Avebury so please park at the Avebury Stones visitors car park (there may be a charge for this) or the car park at the top of the High Street. The Finish is at the Social Centre on Avebury High Street. DO NOT PARK AT THE SOCIAL CENTRE or on the Hight Street EVEN IF YOU ARE JUST COLLECTING A RUNNER OR BAGS! Should a support crew park on the highstreet outside, or near, the Social Centre they will be asked to move off. The Race Director reserves the right to nullify any runners finish position should support crews park on the road.
Please note that Avebury is a very popular tourist attraction, especially on a bank holiday. We rely on the use of the Social Centre as simply without it the event will be in jeopardy. Local authorities take special interest in our event making sure parking terms and conditions are adhered to.