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Heading for South Devon breaks and looking for an active challenge to take part in whilst on holiday? Then consider the Trailblaze inSouth Devon. This challenging event sees participants see how far they can make it along a coast trail fromDartmouth toPlymouth. This brand new concept lets runners test their limits and see how many hot spots they can make it to.

What prize you receive depends on how far you can make it.The best part of this the Trailblaze system is that you don’t run against others on a specific date; you can go to the trails whenever you like, which is ideal for those heading to an area like the South West on holiday.

Once you register with the company, you are sent a timing tag that you insert into a checkpoint as you make your way along the trails. Once you have completed a trail, your times will be entered onto the online leader board and you will receive your reward, which comes in the form of coloured wrist bands. This might not seem like much, but every time you look down at that band you will know the challenge that you completed.

Whether you are in a small group, with family or are competing as an individual, you can enjoy this challenging route that sees you start at Dartmouth, run to Little Dartmouth and then onto Blackpool Sands, which is the end of the moderate 8k challenge. You can then push on to Torcross, through Start Point and Prawle Point which is at the end of the 28k difficult challenges. The next stage is the hard stage, which sees you run through Salcombe onto Bolt Head and then to Bolt Tail, where you will have to run 45k. If you are a really serious runner you can take on the severe and extreme challenges which see you reach 89k at the end.

There are a number of trails around the county including inWales,South Downs Way, Pennine Wayand the South West Coastal route.

If you are staying in accommodation in Brixham,Dartmouth is only around 30 minutes drive away so there is no excuse for not getting involved.

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