Trek26 Stonehenge
Trek

Trek26 Stonehenge

Event Type Trek
Date 3 September 2022
Location Salisbury
Level Moderate
Registration Fee £25 for 26 miles, £20 for 13 miles
Fundraising Target £300 for 26 miles, £200 for 13 miles

The challenge

Trek for loved ones, and raise money to support people devastated by dementia. Explore historic landscape dominated by the world-famous stone circle of Stonehenge. 

‘The atmosphere was great and it really helped to get through the day talking to the other walkers. A great sense of accomplishment at the end, having helped a great cause, and completed a tough challenge.’ - Trek26 participant

What's included when you take on a Trek26?

  • A friendly team to support you every step of the way with fundraising tips and ideas.
  • Bespoke training plans put together by our professional training coaches.
  • A fully supported route including regular rest stops with snacks, drinks and toilets.
  • Free breakfast, lunch and hot drinks included.
  • Trek leaders and medical support.
  • A medal and glass of bubbly on finishing the route!

Where?

The 26 mile route will start and finish at Hudson's Field, Salisbury (next to Salisbury Rugby Club, SP1 3SA). The 13 mile route starts at South Newton & Great Wishford Village Hall, Warminster Road, SP2 0PJ and ends at Hudson's Field.

The route

Our marathon route starts to the north of Salisbury, and we walk past the magnificent 13th-century cathedral, home of the tallest spire in the UK. We continue over water meadows, high ridges and quiet woodland, our paths following medieval trading routes much of the time. 

Our half marathon option will join the group in the picturesque village of Great Wishford and together we will enjoy the fabulous views of Stonehenge, before circling south and tackling the undulating chalk ridges and quiet valleys back to Old Sarum.

Itinerary

It's sure to be an epic day! Find out exactly what to expect by downloading the trek itinerary.

Kit List

Download our kit list which you can tick off when packing for the trek. We also have some top tips on how to find the best kit for you and an exclusive discount for Cotswold Outdoors.

Fundraising

Fundraising Target

Your fundraising will ensure that people facing a dementia diagnosis won't be alone. The money you raise will pay for vital services and research into treatments to improve people's lives. 

13 miles

  • Registration fee: £20
  • Fundraising target: £200

26 miles

  • Registration fee: £25
  • Fundraising target: £300

By hitting your target, you ensure that your trip costs are covered and you've contributed to services that are so desperately needed.

It's always best to hit your target early, so to get off to a great start visit our fundraising zone for helpful tips and tools. Plus, by hitting your target, you'll bag yourself a FREE trekking top to wear with pride on the day.

FAQs

Is the event COVID-19 secure?

Yes. All our events are planned to meet current government guidelines. We ran a full programme of events in 2021 which had excellent feedback from our supporters, and will apply similar measures to our future events. 

We are monitoring the situation closely and will make alterations as guidelines change. All the information you need to keep you safe will be sent to you before the event.

How much do I have to raise?

The fundraising target is £200 per person for the 13 mile route, and £300 per person for the 26 mile route. This is so we can cover your trip costs, and still have plenty of money left to help us get closer to a world without dementia. If you need some inspiration, just visit our fundraising zone.

How do I claim my trekking top and when will I receive it?

We’ll send you out a free trekking top if you smash your fundraising target a month before your trek. You don't need to get in touch to claim it - as long as you have hit your target on your JustGiving page or paid in cash donations, we'll send out your top automatically. 

If you are fundraising in a team, please let us know by creating a team when you sign up so we can make sure you all receive your tops.

Can I fundraise in a team?

Of course! Please let us know when you sign up by creating a team. Your team members can then join you by clicking on the ‘find’ button and typing in either the team captain’s name or your team name.

Your fundraising target is still £200 per person for the 13 mile route or £300 per person for the 26 mile route, but you're welcome to combine your targets into one team total.

Where do we meet?

The start and finish point is located at Hudson's Field, Salisbury (next to Salisbury Rugby Club, SP1 3SA), as the route is circular. The 13 mile route starts at South Newton & Great Wishford Village Hall and ends at Hudson's Field. There is no parking at the start of the event so you can either be dropped off or use our free parking and shuttle bus from Wilton Park and Ride.

What will the terrain be like?

We trek mainly on grass paths or gravel tracks, but also on some quiet roads, with road crossings. Some sections may be muddy. There are some hills, though the majority of the route is flat or gently undulating.

What will I be eating?

Breakfast, lunch and lots of snacks are provided as well as water and hot drinks at the start and finish area, rest stops and lunch stop. If you have any dietary requirements, just let us know when you sign up.

What support will there be along the route?

We'll have trek leaders spread along the route, and doctors at the back of the group. The route will be well-marked with brightly coloured marker arrows and there will be extra marshals at any sections that are less straightforward. 

 

There'll also be manned rest stops along the route – usually one in the morning, one in the afternoon, plus a lunch stop. We’ll be on hand to provide help and plenty of encouragement and there will be first aid support, as well as toilets.

What are the toilet facilities?

There will be facilities at the event hub (where you start and finish) and most planned rest-stops along the route.

How long will it take?

This event is not a race; everyone should be able to walk at a comfortable pace. In order for the event to be managed safely, there will be a cut-off time.

The full marathon should take approximately 9-10 hours but can take some walkers up to 12 hours.

Is there an age limit?

The minimum age limit for the Trek26 series is 14. All participants must be at least 14 on event day. 

 

If you're under 18 you'll need an adult to take part with you, who also needs to sign up online.

How fit do I need to be?

The route is designed to be challenging but is achievable for most people provided you train well in advance. When you sign up we’ll email you a training guide to help you prepare.

What will I need to carry?

You will need to be able to carry all essential kit required for the challenge e.g waterproofs, layers, water, sun cream, snacks. Check the kist list to be sure of everything you will need.

Make sure you have trained with your backpack, carrying everything you need, so that you are used to trekking with your pack at full weight.

What if the weather is bad?

We carry on! Do make sure you check the kit list and come prepared for all types of weather.

Can a friend who isn’t signed up walk with me?

No, we’re afraid not, everyone taking part needs to be fully registered and fundraising to beat dementia.

Can I bring my dog?

No. We cannot be responsible for their welfare and landowners often ask us not to bring dogs onto their lands, which we must respect. 

Can I run?

No, we’re afraid not.

Contact us

If you have any questions about this event please get in touch with our team on 0330 333 0804 or [email protected].

 

Volunteer

Not a trekker? You can still do something incredible and make a difference to people affected by dementia.

We are looking for enthusiastic volunteers to cheer our trekkers over the finish line. We'll kit you out with an Alzheimer's Society t-shirt and provide you with everything you need to give our trekkers an amazing event day experience.

You'll help to set them on their way to raising even more money to change the lives of people affected by dementia. And we can guarantee you'll have a great time!

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