The Race to the Stones is the UK’s premier trail event. Take on the scenic 100km along the 5000 year old Ridgeway; Britain's oldest path; passing Bronze Age hill forts, neolithic burial chambers and Roman river crossings, winding its way to the monolithic standing Sarsens of the Avebury Stone Circle, one of the largest neolithic monuments in Europe.

Walk the ancient and scenic Ridgeway and help give every child in the UK the best start in life.

There are a number of ways to traverse this path of Vikings, Romans and Kings:

100km 2 day Weekender 100km non-stop 50km Day 1 50km Day 2
Dates 14th-15th July 2018 14th-15th July 2018 14th July 2018 15th July 2018
Route Lewknor to Avebury Lewknor to Avebury Lewknor to Basecamp Basecamp to Avebury
Distance 100km 100km 50km 50km
Duration 2 days 1 day 1 day 1 day
Accommodation 1 night camping Not included Optional (Night of 14th July) Optional (Night of 14th July)
Registration Fee  £64 £64 £64 £64

When you book your place with us you'll have all the options available for you to choose from.

There is a challenge or route for anyone, regardless of age or fitness level. And if you choose to stay the night at base camp, rest assured you can expect proper food, good bars, hot showers and a comfortable tent. Whether you’re an experienced Ultra Marathoner, looking for an historical weekend walk or somewhere in between; why not do it for Best Beginnings.

What's included?

  • Training programme tailored to all levels
  • Fundraising guide, resources and support
  • Fully signposted route, with regular rest stops
  • Hot meals, showers, drinks and sports nutrition
  • Private Tents and all other amenities at the Base Camp
  • Bag transport to the finish 
  • Free personal event photos uploaded on Facebook 
  • Medical support at pit stops and en route
  • Finisher’s medal


Booking a Place

Book your place below to run the Race to the Stones for Best Beginnings this July. The registration fee of £64 will give you access to all of the race options so you can choose the combo that works best for you.

Best Beginnings gets 100% of the booking fee for places booked on this website

After booking, we will get in touch with the registration process so make sure your email address is right!

Why run for Best Beginnings?

Seven out of 10 women will hide or underplay the severity of their perinatal mental health illness and so they will not receive the help and support they need. This can have devastating consequences. Tragically, suicide is the leading cause of death during pregnancy and the year after birth.

Two in 10 women will develop a mental health illness during pregnancy and the year after birth. Yet, not all of these women will receive the support they require.

We are working to change this by influencing policy, working with and training healthcare professionals and community champions, providing free resources to parents including our free award winning Baby Buddy app, raising awareness and funds and ending the stigma.  You can find out more about our maternal mental health work and resources.

Get in Touch

If you need anymore information or have any questions contact [email protected]

Booking for this event has now closed.