Animal lovers needed for double marathon challenge for RSPCA

The RSPCA is encouraging animal lovers to take on a trekking challenge to raise funds to help animals in need.

The Threshold Trail series will see three events in June and July with participants taking on the double marathon challenge of 52-miles across some very scenic routes.

Nicky Ifould, acting head of events for the RSPCA, said: “The Threshold Trail series is a brilliant event with three locations and the choice o take on the double marathon over two days or non-stop.

“I’m taking on the Heineken Race to the Tower event in the Costwolds. It’s a big challenge to o especially in one day, but it will be worth it. The event is such a great atmosphere and I know that the money raised will help the many animals we rescue each year.”

Last year the RSPCA rescued and collected more than 129,000 animals and relied on public donations to carry out vital work protecting animals, just like Billy, who are in need.

Registration for a non-stop charity place is £39 when you pledge to raise £425 or more for the RSPCA. A two-day weekender registration is also available for £59 with a fundraising pledge of £425, for those who fancy a break in between. A two-day weekender ticket also includes overnight camping at the halfway point.

Whether a seasoned runner or a patient plodder, this is a challenge for all no matter your fitness level or age. Race to the Tower on June 9-10 will take you through idyllic villages to medieval burial grounds, along the Costwold Way to the foot of the magnificent Broadway Tower.

There are also two other events, Race to the King along the beautiful South Downs on 23-24 June or Race to the Stones on Oxon on 14-15 July.

To find out more about the trail series and to secure your place today, visit