The South Downs Way Devil's Challenge 2018-Sealskinz Ultra Trail Series

Saturday 5th May 2018

Chilcomb Sports Ground: Petersfield Road,, Winchester, United Kingdom

Distance running, Running


  • Full - Full Event - 3 days incl Accommodation and food
  • Full - Full Event - 3 days NOT including food & accommodation
  • 2 Days (food & accommodation can be added in next step) - 2 days (choose which 2 days in next step)
  • Single Day (food & accommodation can be added in next step) - Single Day (Choose which day in next step)
  • Wait List - Individual Age group/open


The Devil's Challenge.


We are thrilled to announce the 2018 XNRG Devil's Challenge, a multistage race along the South Downs Way.

The three-day 97 mile route passes the legendary Devil's Dyke, a spectacular 100 metre deep valley. The point-to-point route starts in Winchester in Hants and heads South East through the stunning South Downs National Park, finishing in Eastbourne in East Sussex on the third day. 

There are two overnight stops in Midhurst and Brighton. The route goes through England's latest National Park encompassing some of the most spectacular scenery and quintessential villages.

What's included

As with all of our events, everything is taken care of at the Devil’s challenge so you can focus on the experience! Overnight accommodation, evening meals, showers, breakfast, food and drink at checkpoints, free parking, and even inspiring guest speakers in the evenings are all included for three day participants, and is also available at a supplement for one day participants.

This event will suit those who want a new challenge, people looking for an alternative to running marathons, those training for events like the Marathon des Sables or anyone who loves seeing the beautiful English countryside. 

Navigation and Support
The South Downs Way National Trail has excellent markings in the form of signposts or post discs. In addition, you will be given a route card, designed to help on any tricky sections. The event is supported by a Course Manager to maintain event safety and to manage any serious incidents. A fully qualified medical crew are in attendance, to give first aid and to manage any serious medical problems in cooperation with the emergency services. 

You'll stay at Midhurst Rother College, North Street, Midhurst, GU29 9DT on the first night and Patcham High School, Ladies Mile Road, Brighton, BN1 8PB on the second night, with sleeping accommodation in a large hall.

What's included in the entry fee

  • Car parking
  • A fully recced route designed to make the event special and challenging for all
  • Event t-shirt
  • Start/finish WC facilities including showers at the overnight locations 
  • Overnight accommodation in a school hall on the Saturday and Sunday night
  • An evening meal on Saturday and Sunday evenings, and breakfast on Sunday and Monday morning
  • Checkpoint food and water throughout the event
  • Tea, coffee and cake for all competitors at the finish area each day
  • All permissions needed for the event granted, safety & medical cover throughout the event
  • Medal awarded to each finisher
  • Prizes awarded for the winners
  • Results reported on-line
  • Guest speakers in the evenings 
  • Free photos after the event!

Event details and schedule

See website.

Organised by

Extreme Energy

Akeman Business Park, Akeman Street,, Tring,

Phone: 07761419226

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