Explore historic landscape dominated by the world-famous stone circle of Stonehenge. Take on the challenge surrounded by people who are trekking for loved ones, and raise money so together we can find a cure.
What will you get when you take on a Trek26 challenge?
- 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
- Medal and glass of bubbly on finishing the route!
The 26 mile route will start and finish at our event hub in 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, but you can park at the nearby Beehive Park and Ride (SP4 6BT) and we'll transfer your to the start line. The route ends at Hudson's Field.
Join us on 31 August 2019.
The 26 mile route will start at 7.30am, and the 13 mile route will start at 10.30am.
Registration Fee: £25 for the 26 miles, £20 for the13 miles
Fundraising Target: £300 for the 26 miles, £200 for the13 miles
Registrations for this trek will close at midnight on Friday 16 August 2019.
Still need more convincing? Hear what some of our past Trek26-ers had to say.
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.
Find out more about what the trek itself will be like by downloading a copy of the Stonehenge itinerary.
Find out what you'll need to take on this trek by downloading a copy of our Kit List. We also have an exclusive discount code for Cotswold Outdoors, which we'll send you once you sign up to stock up on anything you may be missing.
Get trek ready by downloading our bespoke training plans put together by our partners at RunningWithUs.
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 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.
How will I find my way along the route?
The route will be well-marked with brightly coloured marker arrows and there will be extra marshals at any sections that are less straightforward. On the day, you will be given contact details for the support team in case you do lose your way.
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?
All participants must be at least 14 on event day.
How do I claim my trekking top and when will I receive it?
As a huge thank you for your fundraising, we send out a trekking top to everyone who has hit their target at least a month before the event. You don't need to get in touch to claim yours - as long as you have hit your target on your fundraising page or paid in cash donations to us, we'll send out your top automatically.
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.
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 full kit 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 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.
Are there rest-stops along the way?
There will 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 will I be eating?
Breakfast, lunch and lots of snacks are provided as well as water and tea and coffee at the start/finish and lunch stop.
Where do we meet?
The start for the 26 mile route is located at Hudson's Field, Salisbury (next to Salisbury Rugby Club, SP1 3SA). This is also the finish point as the route is circular. The 13 mile route starts elsewhere, but you can park by the main hub and we will transfer your to the start line.
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.
Where can I get more information?
We’d love to chat to you about the event. Pop us as email: [email protected]
Join our volunteer team, and help support our trekkers through their 26 or 13 mile challenge. You could be meeting and greeting trekkers at the start hub, cheering them on throughout the route or handing out medals at the finish.
Whichever role you choose - you will make huge difference to our trekkers' experience!