Rok the Stones rocks again in 2017!
***Entries for 2017 open at 21:00 on Sun-04-Sep-2016***
The link for the website is www.tensheds.co.uk
The Rok the Stones Trail Marathon is set in the beautiful Chew Valley, about 10 miles from Bristol and Bath. The Stone Circles behind the church form the 3rd largest collection of prehistoric standing stones in England and include the second largest circle (after Avebury).
The route consists of three very different and testing loops (10.6 miles, 6.6 miles and 10 miles) from Stanton Drew Village Hall, which is in a small village in this quiet and beautiful corner of north-east Somerset, about 10 miles from Bristol and Bath. The route is self-navigation with limited course marking.
Each loop returns to the village hall allowing entrants to get a hot drink & food, use the facilities, and maybe even put on dry socks, before heading out again. The majority of the route is off-road, following paths and tracks, and varies from flat riverbank to surprisingly steep climbs. Several parts of the route are very muddy in winter. The total distance is around 27.2 miles, with over 2700 feet of ascent. The event will be run under UK Athletics Rules (TRA permit applied for)
There are two entrance classes: solo runners (limited to 100 entrants), who run all 3 loops, and three-person relay teams, who run one loop each. The relay class is limited to a maximum of 10 teams and relay teams can be all-female, all-male or mixed.
Time and Date: Race starts at 08:30 on Saturday 04-Feb-2017 (Relay and faster runners at 09:30)
Event HQ: Stanton Drew Village Hall Sandy Lane, Stanton Drew, Bristol, BS39 4EL (OS Grid Ref: ST 596 631)
Refunds and Transfers:
80% refund if request received on or before 31-Dec-2016
50% refund if request received between 01-Jan-2017 and 15-Jan-2017
25% refund if request received between 16-Jan-2017 and 29-Jan-2017
No refunds after 29-Jan-2017
Refunds within 60 days of original payment are made through PayPal to the card used for the original purchase. Refunds after 60 days of the original payment will require a PayPal account to receive the funds.
Entry transfers at the discretion of the race organisers (£5 admin fee)
No additional entries after 18:00 on Fri-03-Feb-2017 and no entries on the day
Deferrals are not available.
Fundraising: All profits from the event will be donated to the Pensford, Publow and the Stantons Community Trust (PPSCT).
The organisers wish to thank:
The helpers in the village hall and the marshals, most of whom are not runners, but very friendly locals.
All local landowners with public footpaths on their land and landowners allowing access across private land
Stanton Drew Village Hall Committee for use of the village hall