The Loop!

13th October 2024
20 Mile Run or Hike

The Loop! is a challenging 20 mile trail event in South Devon!

Run or Hike this event on the South West Coast Path and Countryside trails!


Race HQ & the Start/Finish Line is at Broadsands Beach in Torbay.

The Route starts on the beach at Broadsands Beach and follows the South West Coast Path across coves and through woodland to Brixham, you head around the harbour and marina and head on to Berry Head, still following the South West Coast Path you head to Kingswear on rollercoaster coastal trails, with the double dipper of Mansands and Scabbacombe Beaches in the middle, at Kingswear you now head inland into Hoodown Wood then Long Wood, passing on the outerskirts of Greenway you will get a glorious view down the River Dart, before heading through Galmpton and Churston and back to Broadsands and the finish line.

Big Bespoke Medal and Sweet Treat at the finish!

The Loop! has an 9 hour cut off.  Start Time is 9am Cut off is 6pm

3 Aid Stations on the route with water, coke, squash, flapjacks, crisps, nuts, pretzels, party rings, malt loaf and more! 

There is approx. 4000ft of ascent on the route. 

Navigation – The first 13.5 miles follow the South West Coast Path, so you will follow the SWCP Acorn Signs on this section, it is well marked and very easy to follow, keep the sea on your left, marshals will also be on this section where needed, after Kingswear the route will have our signage and marshals, however please note it is part of the mandatory kit to have the route map printed off or on your phone or watch, in case of any unforeseen issues. 


The Loop! is a Cupless event, all runners must bring and carry either a water bottle, cup or running backpack with them. There are water containers to top up your water  but there are no cups provided.


Affiliated Runner £33

Unaffiliated Runner and Hikers £35 

All participants must be over 18

Mandatory Kit!

Trail Shoes

Ability to carry 1 litre of fluid, full to start

Mobile phone with event emergency number (this number is given in event info PDF)

£20 Cash / Credit Card for emergencies (Access to some on route toilets)

Foil Blanket or Extra Layer kept dry in a bag

Race Nutrition – While we do have well stocked aid stations, it is best to carry your own nutrition as well.

Waterproof Jacket

Map of the route or route uploaded to your phone or watch for navigation


Upon signup you may be offered Refund Protect Insurance, this is an option added by Race Nation (the entry system proivder), it is nothing to do with Winding Paths Ltd, we do not receive any money or have anything to do with this insurance option.