Welcome to the Exe Valley Challenge

We are excited to see the return of the Exe Valley Challenge event in 2022!

This year’s event will take place on Sunday 10th July 2022.

Team bookings are now open!

The Exe Valley Challenge takes place annually at Isca Academy. It features over 140 teams from schools across Exeter and the surrounding region.  The aim is to provide an exciting opportunity for children to challenge themselves, and work independently in a fun and safe environment.


After a staggered start from Isca Academy each team will follow a circular route, either a 5, 7 or 10 mile course around the River Exe.  The route will not be marked on the ground and teams will have to use basic map reading and orienteering skills.  Checkpoints will be marked on the maps provided and teams should aim to complete each stage within the prescribed time.  Penalty points will be given to teams arriving either late or early.  In addition, a question sheet will be issued to Senior and Junior teams to gain bonus points. 
All competitors who complete the Challenge will receive a medal.
All scores are compiled and the team with the least penalty points on completion will be the winner of their category.  Trophies are awarded to 7 different winning categories plus an additional trophy is awarded to the Overall Wining Team.


Teams must start with 4 students. This can be made up of any combination and the category in which they compete will be determined by the eldest member of the group. Teams of less than 4 will not normally be allowed to start.  There will be a cost of £5 per student = £20 per team.


Children Hospice South West is a fantastic local charity and over the years this event has raised over £10,000 in sponsorship money for them.  We would encourage participants to continue this tremendous work by downloading the CHSW Sponsorship Form.

Further essential information is contained in the following documents:

Entry deadline

This event has become extremely popular with a growing number of entries.  Please plan ahead by completing the Initial Entry Form and complete applications by Friday 27th May.   Please ensure that we have an email address for you so that we can send you updates in the build up to the event.  If you have any questions or require additional support e.g. Assemblies at school, assistance in training teams, please don’t hesitate to contact our event organiser, Ed Tyldesley, on 01392 204082 ext.215 or evc@iscaexeter.co.uk