The Star Trek Challenge is a walk undertaken at night the first weekend in March each year, it is organised by the Rotary Clubs of Ilfracombe & Ilfracombe Compass Rotary. The event gives you the option of walking the Full Trek or Half Trek, go to our web site for more details and booking forms. The main charities to benefit from the event will be the North Devon Hospice, Children Hospice South West and other local charities.
The walk starts from Base Camp where the kit inspection and the catering is organised. Teams start off at 5 minute intervals. The course is worked out in a figure of eight with base camp in the middle, so when walkers have completed half the walk they find themselves back at base camp, given food and drink and then set out on the second half of the walk. The walk finishes back at Base camp where bacon and egg baps and hot drinks are served.
The welfare of the walkers is paramount so we have radio control coverage over the whole route, an ambulance, doctor and teams of people trained in rescue procedures on site.