New Ultra Marathon Launches in UK – Women's Running UK

New Ultra Marathon Launches in UK

Author: Women's Running Magazine

Read Time:   |  December 2, 2016


Threshold Sport, organisers of popular ultra marathons Race to the Stones and Race to the King, has launched a new ultra marathon for 2017, open for all abilities.

Sponsored by HEINEKEN, the new event, Race to the Tower, taking place from 10 – 11 June 2017, is a double marathon along the iconic Cotswold Way to the Broadway Tower. The route from Gloucestershire to Worcestershire will offer stunning scenery, passing historic stone villages, including Winchcome and Painswick, and landmarks such as Hailes Abbey and Sudeley Castle, before reaching the epic finish at the foot of Broadway Tower.

Like the two other events in the event company’s now three-part series, Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones (the UK’s number one ultra marathon) and Race to the King, which are renowned for being friendly and inclusive, Race to the Tower is open to all abilities, including those taking on their first ultra.

Participants can run or walk the event and have the option to take on the course over a period of two days, with the option to stay overnight in basecamp, where there will be entertainment, massages, hot showers, a hot supper and a hearty breakfast. More experienced runners may choose to run the event on the Saturday.

The course will be fully signed posted with timing, regular pit stops and medical support on route.

Julian Mack, CEO of Threshold Sports, says: “The Cotwolds Way is a stunning route and the ideal place to get people out of their comfort zone. Runners and walkers can expect idyllic landscapes, inspirational views, quintessential villages and a stiff challenge of their resolve, over the two-day event.

“It’ll be a fabulous finish line at Broadway Tower where finishers will be greeted with an amazing view and – of course – a nice cold beer or cider.”

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