Race all the Ridgeway to Avebury Stones, the R86

Ready To Enter?

To qualify entrants must have completed at least an ultra-distance event, 30 miles and over (12 hour and over events are fine too), since January 2019.  The event recognises LDWA events.

Note: Any applicant not conforming to this rule will be placed on the reserve list until such a time as they inform the race director of their qualifying ultra-distance event.    racedirector@ridgewaychallenge.com

Prices and Start Times 2020.


Event Cancelled due to coronavirus. The (virtual) 

vR86 is being held on Strava during August.  More information at


R86 Medals and further details (not vR86) 

Medals are £5 available only at the finish. All entrants receive an R86 ribbon.


*Includes the additional unattached entry fee, £2, for entrants not being a member of a club affiliated to a National Association or not a registered member of the TRA.

Start Times


There are two start times:

10:00 for runners expecting to take more than 24 hours with a total cut-off time of 28 hours.

12:00 for runners wanting to compete in the British Trail Running Championships Ultra Distance.  The total time allowed for 12:00 runners is 26 hours.  Finishers receive 1st, 2nd and 3rd place medals.


Runners collect their number at the registration point.


Refund Policy, Swapping Places and Hotel Collections 


Refunds of 80% of payment made will be issued up to the 31st of May. No refunds after this time. The event does not allow entries to be deferred.

Places can be swapped for free anytime up to, and including the 14th August 2020.


Contact racedirector@ridgewaychallenge.com to swap places.


No swapped places, changes to start time or new hotel collection bookings past the 14th August 2020 - no exceptions.



Oh no, I need help with my application!

Overseas entrants may find this information useful

Should you have any queries regarding your application or payment contact Tim Mitchell racedirector@ridgewaychallenge.com

On Line Applications


There's no charge for applying on line and you'll receive confirmation immediately. 

Online entry is provided by Eventrac.co.uk (opens in new, secure, window).


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