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No. of days 1 day

Distance 31 mi

Ascent gain 1530 m

Accom. no

Food no

Devil's Lite - a "there and back" ultra-marathon starting and finishing at Steyning Grammar School. The route heads east through the stunning South Downs National Park to Clayton Village Hall and then turns back west.

FREE TO ENTER for anyone who would like to come and join us on what will be our first live event for over a year.

Take in some of England's most breathtaking countryside. Encompassing visible prehistory, picturesque villages and stunning wildlife, the South Downs Way is the perfect challenge for those training for events like the Marathon des Sables, long single-stage events like the SDW100, or who simply want to experience some of the best views in the country.

Included

  • Free parking
  • A fully recced and marked route
  • Full medical cover throughout
  • Toilets, showers and changing facilities
  • Checkpoint food and water at regular intervals
  • A quality finishers medal
  • Trophies for overall and category winners
  • Action photos en-route, free to download
  • A great atmosphere and a fun but challenging day out

Every finisher will receive a quality medal and there will be trophies for overall and category winners.

Route

The route of the Devil's Lite is out-and-back. South Downs Way National Trail has excellent markings in the form of signposts or post discs to keep you on track.

It's worth bearing in mind that there will be road crossings to negotiate. We also recommend taking the time to explore the route beforehand and carrying a map with you on race day.

The turnaround point is at Clayton Village Hall  (///hindered.sneezing.yarn). You can download GPX files for both the out and back legs below.

Schedule

08:00

Registration opens.

09:15

Walkers briefing.

09:30

Walkers start.

09:45

Main runners briefing.

10:00

Main runners start.

17:00

Most competitors finished.

Pricing

FREE ENTRY

FREE

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No refunds or deferrals will be made within one month of the event start.

Race-day Preparation

Kit List

The only compulsory kit is a mobile phone with full battery and switched on to ring, not silent, and
a water bottle/hydration pack with a minimum of 500ml of water, but it's worth taking a look at our recommended kit list.

Other equipment may be made compulsory by the race director depending on the weather.

Medical

The event is supported by a Course Manager and a fully qualified medical crew will be in attendance. We strongly recommend taking a moment to read our medical page before booking.

FAQ

We've answered a range of common questions in our FAQ. For other questions, say hello on info@xnrg.co.uk.

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More Information

Entries

There are 150 places available and entries will close one week before the event (or when full). A waitlist option will be available if the event becomes fully booked.

Starts / Finishes

The start times are: walkers 09:30, runners 10:00 and 10:30, with registration open from 08:00 at Steyning Grammar School Shooting Field, Steyning BN44 3RX.

Route

The South Downs Way National Trail has excellent markings in the form of signposts or post discs to keep you on track. The route goes through England's latest National Park, including some of the most spectacular scenery and quintessential villages the South has to offer.

It's worth bearing in mind that there will be road crossings to negotiate. We also recommend taking the time to explore the route beforehand and carrying a map with you on race day. For more information see the full event instructions (click on the 'Download Race Details' button above).

Some of our favourite South Downs Way publications:

Aid stations

There will be four aid stations, between 6-10 mile distances, fully stocked with water, and sweet and savoury food to keep you fuelled.

Due to the risk of cross contamination, we cannot provide checkpoint food to suit all dietary requirements. If you require special food or snacks to suit any allergies or vegetarian/vegan diets, can you please bring your own. Put them in containers, marked with your name and checkpoint number and give them to the checkpoint teams at the start of the race.

We're going green

Help us do our bit to reduce the impact our events have on the environment by bringing your own reusable or collapsible cups for drinks at checkpoints and on the overnights. Some suggestions we love: the Salomon soft cup and the X cup.

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Testimonials

Thanks very much for yet another great event. As always the whole team were helpful, encouraging and full of positivity.
The ice was amazing and so welcome, as was the paddling pool.
I love the personal touch you bring to the events and although I enjoy other ultras it’s the XNRG ones I keep returning to. The fact that you support everyone including people like me who are never going to win anything means a lot.
Looking forward to Druid’s

Just wanted to say a massive thank you for all your hard work and making the devils challenge possible - I was so excited when you started this event and it was such an amAzing adventure- all the little touches make all the difference - checkpoints were amazing and you adjusted for weather amazingly - having water dipped caps, ice and that fantastic paddling pool made all the difference In the heat.
Thank you so much - I’m my opinion XNRG have got it all just right.
Hope to see you again soon.

First and foremost from no. 107 thank you for an amazing weekend your support and expertise were way beyond anything I have experienced before.
I finished the third day intact and confident and apart from the soles of my feet I’m all good the day after.
And in the meantime thank you again for making the SDW such an amazing event.

We can't wait to see you there! Questions? Say hello on info@xnrg.co.uk

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