Children’s Armed Forces charity Scotty’s Little Soldiers has, for the first time, signed up as Gold Partner for the 2019 ultra-marathons HEINEKEN Race to the Tower and Race to the King…

The races, organised by Threshold Sports, will take place in June 2019, and Scotty’s hopes as many participants as possible will sign up to help raise much needed funds for the children our fallen heroes left behind. This year the charity had great success with the Race to the Stones event, also organised by Threshold, raising over £8,000 through donations.

The first race to take place on 8th and 9th June is the HEINKEN Race to the Tower. The double marathon takes challengers through the heart of the idyllic Cotswolds. Starting at Hand Farm in Stroud, the Cotswold Way will take participants 52 miles, all the way to the foot of the magnificent Broadway Tower, past castles and the famous Cooper’s Hill.

Then on the 22nd and 23rd June is the Race to the King. A stunning 52 miles South Downs walk, jog or run, starting from Arundel and leading to the magnificent Winchester Cathedral. Challengers will enjoy panoramic views of the Ancient Weald of Southern England and the Queen Elizabeth Country Park along the route.

Both challenges are for all, inclusive of all ages, experience and fitness levels. Whether you’re a seasoned runner, patient plodder or weekend walker, you can choose to camp over the weekend or take on the full distance in one go.

Nikki Scott, founder of Scotty’s little Soldiers, said: “Following the success of this year’s Race to the Stones, we knew that being part of next year’s Threshold Trail Series was a must. Every penny raised allows us to continue the work we believe is so vital and provides support to bereaved Forces children which would otherwise be unavailable.”

For more information or to sign up and raise money for Scotty’s Little Soldiers visit