Avebury8 Nine 2021
21 November 2021
5 October - the race is now full. We don't have a formal wait list but if you are desperate to take part please email us and we will watch out for places.
The Avebury8 Nine is a 9-mile-ish trail race which takes place in the Wiltshire countryside, starting and finishing at Avebury, a World Heritage Site famed for its stone circle. The route follows byways and bridleways and can be wet, muddy, rutted and difficult under foot.
Race HQ is at the Avebury Sports & Social Club, just beside the stone circle on the Beckhampton Road. The start is in Bray Street just outside the village. The race takes runners on fields and tracks to Yatesbury and then over the Neolithic 'causewayed enclosure' of Windmill Hill and back to the village High Street to finish next to the club house. (In the event of flooding on the fields coming off Windmill Hill we may have to make some last minute route changes, but the finish will still be at the Sports & Social Club.)
Commemorative mugs, by White Horse Pottery, for all finishers. Winners' prizes: trophies / awards for first 3 M/F plus age group awards.
And cakes (Covid permitting!)
Race HQ - Avebury Sports & Social Club, SN8 1RD
Registration from 9:00am
Race start 10:30am
Race Permit - Trail Running Association number 4287
Once again we will donate all profits from the race to the Wiltshire Air Ambulance.
The Avebury8 Nine is Race #2 of the Wiltshire Off-Road Race League.
Registration open from: 09:00:00