Race Day Information

POLITE NOTICES

  • * DOGS STRICTLY FORBIDDEN IN THE GROUNDS OF THE VILLAGE HALL (except assistance dogs).
  • ** PHOTOGRAPHS AND/OR VIDEO WILL BE TAKEN AT THIS EVENT.

Date

2019 race date TBC

Registration

Even if you have registered online you will still need to collect your running number and timing chip on the day. The registration desks open at 8am and will close 30mins before your race begins. Please make sure you allow plenty of time to collect your number and chip. If you are local, we recommend that you come down earlier to register and then you can return in time for the warm-up for your race. Please don’t be late as we will not be able to enter you in the race after the registration desk has closed.

Limited spaces are available for on the day registration. Prices:

2.4k£5
5k£12
10k£20

Race Schedule

Registration (to collect your bib and timing chip) opens at 8.00am. All races take place in the morning. Race times below.

8 amRegistration opens
9.4560m dash
9.502.4k warm up
10.002.4k start - (registration closes 09.30)
10.3510k warm up
10.4510k start - (registration closes 10.15)
10.505k warm up
11.005k start children first then adults - (registration closes 10.30)

Start/Finish

The race starts from and finishes at the Hood Memorial Hall in Devauden (NP16 6NX) which is located ten minutes from Chepstow and the M48 Severn Bridge.

Distances and Categories

As the routes are varied terrain, all course distances stated are approximate. This is in accordance with Welsh Athletics/UKA regulations for a licenced trail race. Race distances are :

10k Individualopen to age 15 years and OVER
* 10k Team3 or more people age 15 years and OVER
5kopen to age 11 years and OVER
2.4kopen to ages 7 to 10 years
60mopen to age 6 years and UNDER

* Teams can be male, female or mixed and the first three members across the line determine the team's placing.

The Course

This is a multi-terrain race and we strongly recommend a good pair of trail shoes. In the rare occurrence of rain over the next week, it will be muddy in places. There are several parts that are very uneven under foot and there may be trip hazards, sticks, rocks etc. We ask you to run with your eyes open to avoid any potential injury!

If you have run the course before you will be aware that there are a few very narrow sections that can get congested. If you are a slower runner, please keep to the left of any narrow section so that the faster runners can get past.

We love that a lot of you are running with friends, but please try not to run in a line, blocking the course for others trying to get past!

Parking

Please follow the signs to the designated parking. We kindly request that you do NOT attempt to park elsewhere in the village. This event is dependent on the good will of the local residents, and this goodwill can be easily lost if people park where they shouldn’t.

Due to regulations we are not permitted to stop traffic on the main road between the car park and the race village. It is therefore down to you to make sure you cross the road safely and carefully.

Please pay attention at all times, be aware that some cars travel very fast on this stretch of road, despite the speed restrictions, and take particular care of any children crossing with you.

There will be NO parking at the hall iteself.

On Finishing

Devauden Races are exceptional in offering all our runners a free slice of delicious home made cake and a drink, as well as a very well stocked goody bag. Make sure you don’t forget to collect yours after you have crossed the finish line.

This year, we are also offering all of our runners discounted tickets to the Devauden Festival on the 18th-19th May. Just show your running number at the festival ticket stand to claim your runners discount.

Bag Drop

Unfortunately we cannot offer a secure bag drop area so recommend you leave any valuables at home or with a friend. We will provide an area where bags can be left, but this will NOT be secure and any belongings will be left at your own risk.

Dogs

Dogs are NOT permitted anywhere within the runners village/ hall grounds, with the exception of assistance dogs. If you bring your dog into the hall grounds you will be asked to leave.

Litter

You are lucky enough to be running in an area of outstanding beauty and we wish to keep it this way. Please do not leave litter along the route. There are plenty of marshal points along the route and they will be happy to take your litter if you pass it to them (throwing your litter at them as you pass will, however, not make them happy!)

Toilets

We will have a small number of portaloos as well as the toilets in the hall (yes, we know there are never enough, but without putting up race entry by a huge amount, we are providing as many as we can!). Please don’t use these to change in, or you might come out to face a queue of desperate, angry runners!

Manners

Please remember at all times that this is a race organised entirely by volunteers, we are not professional race organisers and we are doing our best! Our team have put in a huge amount of their time and effort to give you the best day we can. Give the marshals a smile and a wave as you go past (some of them will have been up since 5am getting the course ready), if things don’t go exactly as planned, give us constructive feedback after the event...shouting is not going to improve anyone’s day…..and above all HAVE FUN!

Last Year's Race Highlights

Latest News

  • 16.10.2017 Online registration opens on 1st November 2017.
  • 07.04.2018 Race schedule announced.
  • 01.05.2018 2018 online race registration now closed.
  • Discounts

    There are early bird discounts available if you're quick. Check out our registration page for details. Limited availability for registration on the day.

  • Routes

    The races are set on the trails of Chepstow Park Woods. Check out the routes of the 10k, 5k and 2.4k races here.

  • Got any questions?

    Please contact us if you need any further information - we'll help in any way we can.

Sponsors of this year's event

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