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, since January 2020.  The event recognises virtual events, solo runs with GPS proof (for 2021 only) and LDWA events.  The event organiser will review accepting virtual qualifying runs as physical events return.  Notice will be given here if only physical events are to be accepted.

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

Prices and Start Times 2021.  Entry opens September 1st 2020

1st September to 31st May £86/88*

1st June to 13th August £96/98*

Entrants must be at least 20 years old on the day of the event.

*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 and ribbon at the registration point.

R86 Medals and Ribbons

Medals are £5 available only at the finish. All entrants receive an R86 ribbon (not vR86).

vR86 ribbons can be ordered by following the instructions on this page.

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 2021.


Contact racedirector@ridgewaychallenge.com to swap places.

To book a hotel collection from Premier Inn Tring or Pendley Manor email racedirector@ridgewaychallenge.com

No swapped places, changes to start time or new hotel collection bookings past the 14th August 2021 - 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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