The Devon250 is a self navigation, non-stop footrace that starts and finishes in Plymouth, Devon. Taking place on the 22nd of October and finishing on 27th October 2018. The event will run every two years.
With a cut-off of 120 hours (5 days) the runners will be allowed to have drop bags at each 50 mile checkpoint or use support crew. For some checkpoints shelter will be available (building or tent) if they want a rest. Intermediate water stops will be available or use of pubs, shops, cafes etc.
250 miles of varying terrain passing through cities, towns and villages and traversing roads, tracks, paths, rivers, open moorlands and both the North and South coastal paths.
Taking place in October, with stunning scenery, autumnal colours and rugged coastline, it provides everything Devon has to offer runners.
The route starts in Plymouth and follows the South West Coast Path (SWCP) towards Wembury on the South Devon coast. Here runners head inland following the Plym and Erme Trail towards Ivybridge where is joins the Two Moors Way.
Winding it’s way over Dartmoor and Exmoor the Two Moors Way joins the North Devon Coast at Lynmouth. Then heading west along the SWCP towards Ilfracombe.
Finally they take the National Cycle Network (NCN27) for the 100 mile route back to Plymouth via The Tarka Trail, Granite Way, Drakes Trail and the Plymbridge Valley. Passing through the likes of Woolacombe, Barnstaple, Bideford, Okehampton, Dartmoor and Tavistock with 71 miles of this section being traffic free.
Is 250 miles too much? Why not get a team together and run as a relay. Each team will manage their own pick up and drop off at each check point and it will be your responsibility to ensure you track your active runner and be at each checkpoint in time to ‘handover’.
With any event, especially on this scale, we require assistance in the following areas;
Event Marshals – we are looking for people who can support check points, water stations and other areas along the route.
Logistics – we require support to ensure we can safely manage the runners along the route.
Race Control – we require assistance in race control to ensure all runner are tracked throughout the entire 120 hours.
If you can help, get in touch.
The Devon250 will be utilising the experience of our friends from Race Drone to provide GPS tracking for all runners taking part in the event.
Race Drone provides runners and their supporters with the following;
· Tracking utilising Ordnance Survey Maps (Leisure 250k, 50k and 25k, Road, Outdoor, Light, Night) and/or Google Maps (Satellite, Road, Contour, Street View)
· Automatic checkpoint timing and leaderboard
· Track your participants using one of our dedicated tracking devices, or instead participants can use their own mobile phone as a tracker (they install our mobile app)
· Event Safety – SOS button – sends location/time details to up to three mobile numbers of your choice
· Reliable/resilient server hardware spread across three countries