Polish up your trainers and get set for the Neolithic Marathon 2018

- a multi-terrain, undulation cross-country course of moderate severity open to runners aged 18+ on 27th May 2018.

The Marathon starts at Avebury, the course then climbs Redhorn Hill to cross the amazing Salisbury Plain and finishes at Old Carter Barracks near Bulford; the start time of the event is at 10.30am and check-in is open from 8.30am-10.15am at Avebury Social Club. The route is 26 miles and there will be refreshments stations and other facilities on the way. Also included is a free picnic box suited to your dietary requirements. 

We have unique access across Salisbury Plain for this event but due to military activity, unexploded ordnance and the presence of nesting curlews, we do not have the detailed route until the week before the event. This means the map is only available on the day of the event. 

To celebrate your achievements, every participant will receive a medal and some light refreshments at the end of the marathon. Also available at the finish to relieve your aches and pains are some sports masseurs.

Car Parking and Shuttle Bus Transport

The main car parks are located at Old Carter Barracks and Avebury. A free bus shuttle service operates between parking locations and start and finish points. All vehicles are parked entirely at the owner's risk. 

If you are wishing to use the car parking facilities at Avebury or Old Carter Barracks, please state which car park and how many vehicles (quantity) you are wishing to park there, at the bottom of the entry form. 

ENTRY FEE: £40.00

An information pack which will include confirmation of your race number will be sent to participants from 7th May onwards. If you have not received your pack by 21st May please contact 01380 736069.

No refunds to non-attendance.

If you change address between registration and the 7th May, please let us know. 

On the day- Sunday 27th May

The Route

Please bring your confirmation letter with you. You will be issued with your number and timing chip at the start check-in. 

If you are parking at Old Carter Barracks- please make your way to the shuttle bus and check-in at the race start at Avebury. 

How you are helping Wiltshire Wildlife Trust

Entry fees cover the cost of running this event and raise much-needed funds for our work recreating, restoring and reconnecting habitats and landscapes throughout Wiltshire and Swindon. All profits from this event go to our Environment and Sustainability Fund which provides third-party and match-funding contributions for Landfill Tax Credits and other grant funders. This means your support can unlock additional funding for the Trust's work.

So to help give that little extra, make a fundraiser page on our website and get your family and friends to sponsor you to do the marathon; because just £25 from each runner, walker and cyclist we could raise £50,000 for our vital conservation work. 

We look forward to seeing you- RUN IT - ENJOY IT!

There will be a professional photographer on the day -  to order/view your photos, please visit

Here are some FAQ's about the Neolithic Marathon 2018

Supported by Wessex Water

Sorry, this event is now sold out.