Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

Marlborough Downs Challenge 20 & 33 miles

4th May @ 9:00 am

The Marlborough Downs Challenge offers two events
33 mile* Trail Race
20 mile* Trail Race 

* Note that distances are approximate only.

The MDC is a beautiful yet challenging event, mostly off-road along tracks and footpaths. There is plenty of climbing – over 3000 feet for the 33 mile race.  The routes take in some of the finest Wiltshire countryside including:

  • The Wansdyke Path, Tan Hill Way, White Horse Trail, and Mid Wilts Way with superb views across the Vale of Pewsey West Woods and.
  • West Woods and Gopher Wood, with its amazing wild garlic.
  • Two of the highest points in Wiltshire at Knapp Hill and at Tan Hill, where the long and short courses diverge
    and, on the 33 mile route,
  • The Kennet & Avon Canal into Devizes
  • Roundway Hill and Morgan’s Hill
  • Cherhill Monument and White Horse

After the two routes rejoin to pass through Avebury, with its pre-historic stone circle and views of Silbury Hill, runners then go via Overton and Fyfield Downs back to Marlborough Leisure Centre for showers and refreshments.


4th May
9:00 am
Event Category:


33m 20m
Marlborough Running Club
Venue/Meeting Place:
Marlborough leisure Centre