The toughest ultra marathon challenges for 2020 - Women's Running

The toughest ultra marathon challenges for 2020

Author: Holly Taylor

Read Time:   |  February 5, 2020

From rural treks to a race through history, here are four of the toughest ultras of 2020

These four races, all brought to you by Threshold Sports, are bound to test your nerve and strength. Looking for a big challenge this year? Get stuck into one of these…

Heineken Race to the Castle | 100km
Saturday 6 – Sunday 7 June

A new event in the Threshold Trail Series launched just this month, the Heineken Race to the Castle is a 100km ultra marathon in the North-East. Runners, joggers and walkers will be inspired by the stunning landscapes that this route has to offer, from coastlines to moorlands, crossing the finish line at the spectacular Bamburgh Castle. Sign up here.

Race to the King | 86.2km
Saturday 20 – Sunday 21 June

Starting in picturesque Arundel and finishing at the iconic Winchester Cathedral, Race to the King is a fantastic all-rounder, featuring a variety of terrain and landscape along its 86.2km route. Sign up here.

Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones | 100km
Saturday 4- Sunday 5 July

Voted ‘Best Endurance Event’ at the prestigious 2018 and 2019 annual Running Awards, Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones takes participants along the oldest path in Britain ‘The Ridgeway’. The 100km route is lined with Bronze Age hill forts, Neolithic burial chambers and Roman river crossings, finishing at the iconic Avebury Stone Circle. Sign up here.

Race to the Tower | 84.3km
Saturday 18 – Sunday 19 July

For the hill lovers, Race to the Tower takes participants along the stunning climbs of the Cotswolds Way, on an 84.3km route with spectacular views that make the challenging inclines and descents to the Broadway Tower worthwhile! Sign up here.

Written by

Holly Taylor

Holly Taylor

Holly Taylor is the digital editor of Women’s Running and co-host of the Women’s Running podcast, where she shares her running journey as well as the inspiring stories of women runners all over the country. She’s never been the sporty type, but running is the first time she’s felt real joy in getting active. She loves talking about running with a community of inclusive and supportive runners, and Women's Running is the perfect space for this. She's currently aiming for a half marathon PB!

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