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Deep River Trail Races

Sat 23rd Mar 2019 • by Trail Running Association
Castle Drogo, Devon, GB

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Tickets £22–£34

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What you need to know

From a grand setting high above the valley below, we will provide 100% PureTrail races in the most wonderful woodland on Saturday 23rd March 2019. pureTrails third foray into the Big Woods of Fingle. Half-Marathon and 10k races start and finish at the wonderfully named Piddledown Common, on the approach to the iconic Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor, Exeter, Devon EX6 6PB.

Distances in this event

  1. Half-Marathon

    Run 13.1mi
    11:00am Sat 23rd Mar 2019
    Tickets available
  2. 10k

    Run 10km
    10:45am Sat 23rd Mar 2019
    Tickets available
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Course Details

The trails go deep and steep. Down to the depths of the Teign River valley, then rising above the Fingle treeline. Two extremely tough Woodland Trail Races.

Elevation Profile for half-marathon – a whopping 871m ascent but 7 miles have a positive ascent and the other 7 have a more descent than ascent. Plenty of tough hills but the benefit comes with an equal downhill.

Kit List

Mandatory kit-list:

  • Backpack or waistpac
  • Whistle
  • Survival blanket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Hat/Headcover (cap/buff)
  • Mobile phone with emergency number stored
  • Capacity to carry 250ml of liquid – we are cupless now so bring a collapsable up or water bottle.
  • Permission for the use of the land is given by the National Trust and Woodland Trust.
  • Permits granted by the Trail Running Association.
  • Aid stations at Fingle Bridge at 3 miles give peanuts, biscuits, jellied sweets and water, coke will also be available at mile 7.5 Hillfort carpark and mile 11 back at Fingle Bridge for the final leg.
  • The courses are fully marked and marshalled by runners for runners. Paramedics at Event HQ and on course.
  • Our trademark trophies for the winners and runners-up. Prizes for age category winners (advised by email when results finalised).
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