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Thousands turn out for the Sarsen trail and Neolithic marathon

Posted on 06th May 2015

Over 2,000 runners, cyclists and walkers participated in Wiltshire Wildlife Trust’s Sarsen Trail and Neolithic Marathon on Sunday.

Sarcen Trail

The annual fundraiser raised over £15,000 and saw people on bank holiday Wiltshire cottage holidays as well as local residents turn out in force for the 27th anniversary of the event. One participant had even travelled all the way from Hong Kong to take part.

Speaking to This is Wiltshire, event organiser Derek Gard said, “It was fantastic to see so many people taking part this weekend and enjoying the Wiltshire countryside.”

“With their support we are able to raise important funds for the trust to help us continue protecting Wiltshire’s natural environment.”

Competitors, who were able to run, walk or cycle, crossed the Salisbury Plain between Avebury and Stonehenge and the marathon’s route let competitors take in some of the most impressive views in Wiltshire.

To find out more information about the route or to take a look at some of the photographs from the event, visit the Wiltshire Wildlife Trust website.


Image Credit: Dennis Simpson (Wikimedia)