Ilfracombe Rotary Clubs StarTrek Charity Challenge

Do you like a challenge?


Rotary Startrek is a night walk competition on Exmoor.  Teams use basic orienteering skills to navigate across the moor in the dark using only a compass and map, answering questions on the way.  Winners are judged on both time taken and clues answered correctly.

Unfortunately this years event has been cancelled due to the Corona Virus and the impact this is having on everyone.

We are keeping the event under review during the Covid-19 Pandemic. Unfortunately, as with everything else at the moment, we are not able to make any firm arrangements regarding this event. We will post any updates here and on our Facebook page when they are available.  Please bear with us and check back regularly.  Thank you for your understanding.


The event is usually held on the first weekend in March, so be ready for anything weather wise!  Teams of 4 to 6 will be set off at intervals from 6.00pm and the event concludes when all teams are safely back.  In the morning when you finish, the freshly cooked refreshments with piping hot tea or coffee will taste better than any food ever has!


Your team can choose to walk either the Full Trek, approximately 16 miles or the Half Trek 8 miles.  The full course has 2 loops; each loop starts and finishes at base camp.  At the half way point you will be offered refreshments including hot and cold food to ensure you are ready for the next stage.  Base camp location is a closely guarded secret until the day.


The course is marshalled with regular check points.  You will have the support on the night of the Ilfracombe Rotary Clubs, St John’s Ambulance with Search and Rescue teams, all in constant contact with a Communications Control Centre. Everything is done to ensure your total safety.


Click here to register 


Would you like to take part in one of the biggest charity fundraising events of the year supporting:



Could you organise a team of 4-6 enthusiastic like minded people to raise sponsorship money to support these and other important local charities?


The exhilaration that you will experience on completing this very worthwhile challenge will stay with you for all time.

StarTrek Challenge: Next Event

– NEW DATE – To be advised at a later date. We apologise, but due to Covid-19 no bookings can be taken at this time. We will post updates here and on our Facebook page when they are available. Thank you for staying with us.

Provisional bookings for team entries are already being taken, so enter now to avoid disappointment. By entering now, you will have plenty of time to get those essential sponsors that makes this event such a success. We look forward to hearing from you.