Race to the King is a 53 mile ultra marathon for all people of all fitness levels from walkers to elite runners organised by Threshold Sports, the founders of Dixons Carphone Race to the Stones and HEINEKEN Race to the Tower.
It takes place this year on 24th and 25th June, starting at the National Trust Slindon Estate in East Sussex, and the route follows the South Downs Way to Winchester Cathedral, the burial place of the first Kings of England.
The course celebrates some of the country’s finest scenery, with spectacular views sweeping north over the Weald and stretching south out to sea, the history of England and her spectacular wildlife.
Like all Threshold Sports events, Race to the King is fully supported. There is a signed route and you will be given a map book with information about the route, views and landmarks. The pit stops roughly every five to six miles have toilets, food, drinks and medical support and foot health experts will help tend and dress sore feet.
You can complete the route non-stop, over two days including camping or just do a single day on the Saturday or Sunday with or without camping.
At the overnight base camp you can relax over a hot dinner, and enjoy a steaming hot shower, stretching classes, a free massage and physio, local beer bars and light entertainment, before settling down for a good night’s sleep in your two man tent. The following morning you can tuck in to a hearty breakfast before setting off again.
The start and finish are easily accessible by train and there will be transport available from the station to the start and the finish to the station as well as bag transport for all participants.
It’s a fantastic, well-organised event with a welcoming, encouraging atmosphere and is well supported, making it an ideal choice for anyone who wants a challenge, especially if you’ve never taken part in an ultra before.
Keep up to date with the latest news on social media or register your interest for the event here.