Devils Dyke Trail RaceWed 21 June, 2023

Near: Brighton
Level of event: Local
Type of event: Race, Social, Juniors



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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.

Location Info

Nearest town: Brighton

* 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.

Entry Details

Registration online at RaceSignUp. £5 adults, £3 juniors and U26. SO junior club members free.



Start Times

Mass start at 19.30 from the top of the Dyke.

Map Details

1:10,000 with 5m contours

Terrain Description

Hilly, mainly open terrain. No need for a compass as the event uses the existing tracks and paths.

Dog restrictions

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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