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Charity events at Stonehenge planned in May

Posted on 07th February 2013

It is hard to deny that Stonehenge is one of the country’s national treasures, with the ancient monument attracting people from all over the world throughout the year. Its surrounds are also praised, with Wiltshire’s beautiful countryside being home to a wealth of natural wildlife. In efforts to keep Stonehenge and the nearby countryside looking so charming, runners, walkers and cyclists are being invited to take part in a series of events which are designed to raise funds for the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust.


Sure to be popular with those staying in any of the holiday cottages in Wiltshire, this year’s instalment of the Sarsen Trial and Neolithic Marathon are particularly special, marking 25 years since the charity was first formed. Entrants for the event are given the choice of running full or half marathons, taking part in walks ranging from 7 miles to a gruelling 26 miles or even a 30km or 50km bike ride beginning and ending at Stonehenge.

Organisers are hoping interest this year could be the greatest yet, eclipsing the 2,300 entrants which the event accrued in 2012. With a limited amount of places in the marathon up for grabs, those interested are being urged to act quickly to avoid disappointment.

With each competitor asked to raise a minimum of £50 in sponsorship, it means that the events raise thousands of pounds for the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust, money which they can use to carry out conservation projects all over the county.

The Sarsen Trial and Neolithic Marathon are set to feature at Stonehenge on 5 May 2013, with further information regarding the event available from the charity’s official website. It makes for a fantastic event to enjoy should you be looking forward to your Wiltshire cottage holidays in the region; you could even sign up yourself and do your bit for this fantastic cause.

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