South West Coast Path Challenge

South West Coast Path Trail Running Challenge

After the wonderful success of last year the South West Coast Path Trail Running Challenge has grown for 2017. Now starting and finishing at Dartmouth Castle these trails are tough yet beautiful!

Event Date TBA

Trail Running

700
Competitor Limit

Dartmouth Castle
Dartmouth
Devon
TQ6 0JN

Event Stats

Distance

18.9 KM

11.7 Miles

Elevation Gained

919 Meters

3015 Feet

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Elevation Chart

Entry Fee

£ 35

Difficulty: Moderate

Start Time: 11:30 am

Registration: 10:30 am

Briefing: 11:15 am

Cut Off Time: 5:00 pm

Distance

41.5 KM

25.8 Miles

Elevation Gained

1597 Meters

5240 Feet

Elevation Chart (Click Me!)

Elevation Chart

Entry Fee

£ 50

Difficulty: Moderate to Strenuous

Start Time: 10:30 am

Registration: 9:30 am

Briefing: 10:15 am

Cut Off Time: 5:00 pm

After the wonderful success of last year the South West Coast Path Trail Running Challenge has grown for 2017. Now starting and finishing at Dartmouth Castle these trails are tough yet beautiful!

We have also added a second distance to the challenge- we have the 18km option and the new 40km option. Tackling this amazing trail run will see you pass such wonderful locations as Bee Sands, Slapton and so many more, with incredible views and tough trails.

We have managed to increase the entry limit for 2017 that will see twice as many of you tackle this great route, remember this is definitely an event to take your camera along with you.

Canicross friendly- please remember to take your dogs training as seriously as your own.

This event is part of the month long South West Coast Path Challenge, run by the South West Coast Path Association charity. Our aim is to help preserve this great path for generations to come. It’s expensive to keep the Path in good order – it costs about £1,000 per mile every year for basic maintenance (way-markers, steps, bridges, information boards and so on) – so £10 of your entry fee goes directly to the South West Coast Path Association to support their work.

The South West Coast Path will contact you after your entry with information about the path.

Trail Events Co

The Route

Starting at Dartmouth Castle you head out over fields and countryside down the South Hams Coast line. Passing through idyllic villages, you later rejoin the Coast Path for one incredible trip back to the finish line.

Starting outside Dartmouth Castle you embark on a 20k journey across fields and paths, with views of the coastline off to your left and open countryside out to your right. You make your way towards East Prawle and from there you head up the Coast towards the finish.

Checkpoint Info

There are a number of checkpoints along the route. Each checkpoint will give you a split time and a chance to refuel. Checkpoints will contain water, squash, jelly babies, jelly beans, nuts, biscuits, salt and vinegar and ready salted crisps. There are bananas at the finish area.

18k route:
Checkpoint 1 at 5km
Checkpoint 2 at 13.5 km

40k route:
Checkpoint 1 at 5km
Checkpoint 2 at 13km
Checkpoint 3 at 28km
Checkpoint 4 at 36km

Event countdown

Advisory Kit List

  • Fully charged mobile phone – pre set numbers of HQ and Race Directors
  • Water/wind proof jacket
  • Appropriate running attire and shoes
  • Water bottle / carrier
  • Foil blanket for distances up to and above Half Marathon
  • GPS unit
  • Compass
  • Spare money
  • Sunscreen

Parking

Limited Parking is available at the start/finish area.
Castle Road
Dartmouth
TQ6 0JN

Please use the higher of the two roads in entering Castle Road - Take the right (higher) lane.

Parking is also available in Dartmouth Town Centre at
Mayors Avenue Car Park
Dartmouth
TQ6 9NF
Council car parking charges will apply.

Number & Timing Chip

These are to be collected on the day at registration.

Please make a note of your registration time for the distance you selected and make sure you arrive giving yourself enough time to register.

Please also make a note of your briefing time and ensure you attend the briefing.

Both the number and the timing chip have to be worn at all times during the event.

Signage

We use a number of signs during our events. Arrow markers are on a white correx board with a black arrow to mark the direction to be taken.

We also use striped tape, these are placed after any split to reassure you that you are on the correct trail. We also use them along long stretches where no turn off is required or directional arrows needed.

For some of our events we provide maps of the route at the start of the event. You must keep these maps on you at all times, as a back up to be referred to if needed.

What You Get

  • Trail Events Co bespoke finishers medal
  • Trail Events Co Technical T Shirt
  • Trophies for first three male and female runners in each distance
  • Energy refreshments at the checkpoints and finish line
  • Experienced medical cover – Medics (Mobile)
  • Friendly, personal assistants, advice and support
  • Fully Signed Course
  • Chip Timing

What Do You Get
Camping

Camping

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