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Deep River Trails 2022
Dive deep into the Big Woods of Fingle in this challenging trail Half Marathon and 10k. Runners will begin the race high above the valley below and descend through wonderful woodlands and along the River Teign, with views of the Castle Drogo. Come for the challenge or the bespoke medal.
10k , and Half Marathon
Sat 12th Mar 2022
Exeter, United Kingdom
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The event experience
Based on location
Some Serious Climbs
20 to 50m elevation gain per km
Where and when
National Trust - Castle Drogo, Castle Drogo Drive Drewsteignton near, Exeter EX6 6PB, UK
Half Marathon:11:00am |
The trails go deep and steep. Down to the depths of the Teign River valley, then rising above the Fingle treeline. Two extremely tough Woodland Trail Races.
Total ascent: 289m
Total ascent: 289m
Runners will start by crossing the iron bridge over the River Teign to the aid station at Fingle Bridge. After crossing Fingle Bridge, runners will head to the finish, with some technical sections before turning right for home.
Peanuts, jaffa cakes, jellied sweets and water provided at mile 3 aid station at Fingle Bridge.
Total ascent: 871m
Total ascent: 871m
The Half Marathon takes entrants up to the aid station at Fingle Bridge, up a long hill, before staying high up in the woods and heading to the second aid station.
Up next is the longest climb of the route starting from the River Teign up to the highest point of the course at Hillfort Car Park. After the long climb, the descent back town to the river will feel like a breeze as you complete a section already familiar to you from earlier in the race. Last up is some technical trails before crossing the finish line.
Organiser route images
- Bespoke event medal to all finishers
- Fully marked and marshalled courses
- First Aid on course and at event HQ
- Well stocked aid stations
- Trademark trophies for winners and runners up
- Prizes for age category winners
- Free parking
Bespoke Finisher's Medal
How to get there
National Trust - Castle Drogo, Castle Drogo Drive Drewsteignton near, Exeter EX6 6PB, UKGet full directions
There will be free parking at the event site.
Event day logistics
10:45 10k start time
11:00 Half Marathon start
*Please note the event is cupless, and bringing your own cup is part of the mandatory kit list.
Aid stations will be located at the following locations along the route, Fingle Bridge at 3 miles, Hillfort car-park at mile 7.5, and mile 11 back at Fingle Bridge for the final leg.
The following kit is mandatory for the event.
- Backpack or waistpack
- Survival blanket
- Waterproof jacket
- Hat/Headcover (cap/buff)
- Mobile phone with emergency number stored
- Capacity to carry 250ml of liquid – collapsable cup or water bottle
There are some stunning spots to take photos down by the river and you'll be able to see the runners going out and back on the other side if you can find a (safe) crossing point.
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Will there be parking at the Deep River Trail Races?
Yes, free parking will be available at the event.
Can I run with my dog at the Deep River Trail Races?
Unfortunately dogs are not permitted with runners during this race.
When will the results be posted for the Deep River Trail Races?
As soon as the results are finalised, they will be uploaded onto the event website. You will also be able to see your time immediately at the finish.
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