Level of event: Local
Type of event: Race, Social, Juniors
Is a web app for sharing and comparing orienteering routes. You can draw your own route or upload a GPS track from your watch. It also allows you to watch an animated replay with a simulated mass start.
Pre event info
The Midsummer evening Devil’s Dyke Trail Race is a traditional mass-start race with competitors gathering at the top of the Dyke for a 19.30 start. It’s not for the faint-hearted though. Both the long (8km) and short (4km) courses feature significant climb and the guaranteed warm summer evening make the event a real challenge. There are medals to be won for the 3 fastest men and women on the 2 courses.
Electronic checkpoints are located around the Dyke and each runner will be given a map to make sure they can keep on track.
Nearest town: Brighton
- Postcode: BN1 8YJ *
- Grid Ref:
- Google Map
- Streetmap (OS 50k)
- Bing Map (OS 50k)
* Postcodes are not very precise in some areas, so don't rely on them for an exact location.
Directions / Parking
Parking in the National Trust car parks adjacent to the Dyke Tavern.
Registration online at RaceSignUp. £5 adults, £3 juniors and U26. SO junior club members free.
Mass start at 19.30 from the top of the Dyke.
1:10,000 with 5m contours
Hilly, mainly open terrain. No need for a compass as the event uses the existing tracks and paths.
Dogs allowed, but there may be areas of sheep in which case they will need to be on a lead.
Toilets in the Dyke Tavern. Children's play area in the copse.
Contacts / Officials
Planner: Robert Lines
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