Information

Devauden Cross-Country Races celebrated its fifth birthday in 2016 and in recognition of its growing status and popularity we affiliated the event with Welsh Athletics through the Spirit of Monmouth Running Club.

The races take place around the 100 acres of Chepstow Park Woods, starting and finishing in the grounds of Devauden Hood Memorial Hall which sits on the northern edge.

The event now features the following races:

  • 10k  - the original anyone aged 15 years or over 
  • 5k – for anyone aged 11 years or over
  • 2k – for girls and boys aged 7 to 10 years
  • 60m dash – 6 years and under run the length of the football pitch FREE ENTRY

As the routes are multi-terrain, all course distances stated are approximate. This is in accordance with Welsh Athletics/UKA regulations for licenced multi-terrain events.

For 2016 we used the latest chip technology to record race times. It's important for runners to make sure their chips are worn in accordance with instructions provided on the day. No chip means no time!

Distinctive tree shaped trophies are awarded to all race and category winners. 

All the routes are entirely off-road on firm gravel but occasionally rutted forestry tracks, soil footpaths and, in the gulley leading to the woods, a steep rocky path.

The ground can be uneven with trip hazards such as rocks and tree roots, and overhead branches. 

In wet weather the paths can be muddy and slippery with puddles. Off road shoes are recommended particularly when wet.

 

The race starts from and finishes at the village hall in Devauden (NP16 6PQ) which is located ten minutes from Chepstow and the first Severn Bridge. 

 

 

8.15am                 Car Park opens 

8.30am                 Registration opens

9.45am                 60m dash

10.00am               2k start

10.45am               10k start 

11.00pm               5k start 

12.30pm               Prize Giving

All registrations will close 20 mins before each race.

 

The races are divided into the following distances and age categories:

10k race for anyone aged 15 years or over. Trophies will be awarded to the male and female winners of the following categories:

  • 15 to under 20 years
  • 20 to under 35 years
  • 35 to under 50 years
  • 50 years and over

5k race for anyone aged 11 years or over. Trophies will be awarded to the male and female winners of the following categories:

  • 11 years to under 15 years
  • 15 to under 20 years
  • 20 to under 35 years
  • 35 to under 50 years
  • 50 and over

2k race for anyone aged 7 to 10 years. Trophies will be awarded to the male and female winners of the following categories:

  • 7 years to 8 years
  • 9 years to 10 years

60m dash for children aged 6 years or younger. Trophies will be awarded to the fastest boy and girl.

 

Click here for details of the routes.

Online entry is available until 5pm on Saturday 29th April.

Registration on the day is also available up until 20 minutes before the start of the race.

10k

15 years old and over only.  Earlybird £10 until 1 Feb 2017 (£15 thereafter).  £2 discount for members of running clubs that are affiliated to Welsh Athletics.

5k

11 years old and over only.  £2 for under 14 years old.  £5 for other entrants until 1 Feb 2017 (£7 thereafter)

2k

7 to 10 years old only.  £2

60m dash

There is no entry fee for  60m dash race.

  • Free drink and homemade cake for all runners
  • Free parking
  • Medical and rescue cover provided by SARA
  • Toilets and changing facilities

Proceeds from the 2015 Devauden Cross-Country Races were donated to following local, registered charities:

The Hood Memorial Hall 

Severn Area Rescue Association (SARA)

 Post: Devauden Cross Country Races , c/o John Brooks, Upper Glyn/Kilgwrrwg, Chepstow NP16 6PN

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