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Neolithic Marathon and The Sarsen Trail - 2008

This year the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust celebrates the 20th anniversary of the Sarsen Trail, and to mark this milestone is encouraging us to take part in the 'Walk for Wildlife Week' which precedes the Trail, Saturday 26th April to Sunday 4th May.

The Week will culminate with the Sarsen Trail and Neolithic Marathon on Sunday 4th May.

The Sarsen Trail and Neolithic Marathon is a 26-mile sponsored walk and run between the two World Heritage Sites of Avebury and Stonehenge, with shorter courses available to those who prefer shorter distances.

The route offers some of the most spectacular view across Wiltshire's undulating downland and the opportunity to walk on Ministry of Defence land that is usually closed to the public. Part of the route is also of major historical importance as it traces the approximate trail along which the Sarsen stones were dragged to build Stonehenge in the Neolithic times.

The event is the Trust's most important annual fundraiser. Over 1,700 walkers and 400 runners from across the UK and from abroad, 100 dogs, and 250 staff and volunteers took part in last year's event raising over £60,000, money that will be used to help protect Wiltshire's wildlife and environment and safeguard its natural heritage for future generations.

There are frequent water stations along the route and once you've reached Stonehenge, you can lie back and enjoy a well-earned massage or feast on a hog roast.

The Sarsen Trail walk, Neolithic Marathon and Half Marathon are organised to raise vital funds for the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust.

The next Sarsen Trail and Neolithic Marathon and Half Marathon will take place on Sunday 4th May 2008.

The Marathon starts at Avebury at 10.30am. The half marathon starts at Charlton Clumps on Salisbury Plain at 11am. - Click link on right for Sarsen Trail

REGISTRATION FEES 2008 - Close Registration – 11th April

Adult Full Walk £24.00
Adult Half Walk £18.00
WWT Member £12.00
Child (under 16) £6.00
Watch Member £4.50
Child Group £4.50
Family (2 adults, 3 children) £50.00
WWT Family £35.00
Group Rate (5 or more) £20.00

Marathon £30.00
Marathon (WWT Member) £15.00
Half Marathon £25.00 £20.00
Half Marathon (Member) £12.50

Bringing the birds and bees and monkey babies together - Lovely
Chance Posted by Chance
5th April 2008ce
Edited 5th April 2008ce

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