Dartmoor Trail Running Challenge

Sep 14, 2019 at 7:30 AM

Dartmoor Trail Running Challenge

Holwell Down Widecombe-in-the-Moor

Dartmoor

United Kingdom

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Entry Fee $30
(Lowest or Early Registration)

Entry Fee 2 $62
(Highest or Late Registration)

Prize Money: no

Distance(s):

  • 12K
  • 13.1M
  • 26.2M
  • 50K

Type: Trail

Starting Elevation: 400M

High Point: 600M

Percent of the course on un-paved trails: 95%

First Year of the Event: 2015

Description:

Set in the heart of Dartmoor it means that you are straight onto the trails just the way we like it. Dartmoor in February can be a tough area to be, along with the routes taking in some tough, challenging hills and full speed decents.

As usual there are four distances on offer. All routes start and finish at the main field at Holwell Down and head off over the moors towards Hound Tor and Haytor Downs. Whilst the 12K loop around great Hound Tor and head back to the finish the rest will carry on heading towards Yarner Woods. Circling the nature reserve at Yarner Woods you then head up the river towards Becky Falls and Manaton with the half marathon rounding Great Hounder and heading back to the finish after passing the famous Jay’s Grave. The marathon and ultra runners head in the other direction; skirting around Hammeldown Tor and Kings Tor before cutting left between Shapley Tor and Kings Tor, passing the old hut circles and settlements. The marathon will head down to Challacombe Tor before heading back to Widecombe-in-the-Moor and up to the finish line. The ultra runners pass right around Challacombe Tor and into Soussons Down. Once through Soussons Down they will be heading down towards Corndon Tor, which is quite a trip. Once at Corndon Tor they make a sharp turn and start the trip back to Widecombe-in-the-Moor and then head up to the finish area at Holwell Down.

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Event Dates

Held on Sep 14, 2019

Held on Feb 10, 2018

Held on Feb 28, 2015

Event Results

View 2018 Results

View 2015 Results