Ultra Tour of Dartmoor

3rd Aug • by Trail Running Association
Okehampton, Devon, GB

The Ultra Tour of Dartmoor (U.T.D) is set to become a classic. It has been in the planning for almost two years. It has finally come to fruition, and with the creation of this unique event we believe we have the most exciting new ultra distance race in the country. The brief was to create the most challenging and adventurous way to circumnavigate the Moor within a 100 mile event. A complete tour, encompassing as many wild and not-to-be-missed places as possible, a landscape steeped in myths and legend.

The Ultra Tour of Dartmoor visits a myriad of Moorland landmarks, picture-postcard villages and crosses an intense diversity of terrain, from its wild remote heart to the satellite leafy woodland glades and meandering riverside trails of its outer edges.

With the Dartmoor 100 and Dartmoor Granite 50, we wanted to create something very special for ultra-distance runners, and we wanted to do it the right way. A way that was true to ourselves primarily as runners and secondly as race organisers. Our take on it was that there had to be a purpose, an end-game. Not simply to run 100 miles. Starting a long race needs a motivation, an incentive. Its a journey of discovery.. an adventure.! The motivation, we believe, would not merely be in the running but also in that journey. The reward would be in the discovery and the adventure of touring the whole of Dartmoor the last wild place in Southern England.

Races

  1. Race Name: Dartmoor 100

    • Run 100mi
    • Elev Gain 5,230m
    Race Date: Fri 3 Aug 2018, 12.00pm
  2. Race Name: Dartmoor Granite 50

    • Run 53mi
    • Elev Gain 2,586m
    Race Date: Sat 4 Aug 2018, 9.00am
Course Maps
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Course Details

ROUTE DETAILS

  • There are 9 manned checkpoints (Aid Stations) offering both food and refreshments on the Dartmoor 100 and 5 checkpoints on the Dartmoor Granite 50.
  • There are an additional 3 water stations on the 100 route and 1 on the 50.
  • There are 3 Self-Clip stations on the Dartmoor 100 route. The Dartmoor Granite 50 has just one self clip at the summit of High Willhays.
  • A written route description (Roadbook) can be used together with the route map provided. Sometimes it’s a good idea to look at the book if tracks are ill-defined but when obvious landmarks are present.
  • The Dartmoor 100 and Dartmoor Granite 50 will have it’s own waterproof Race Map which will be given to runners at Race Registration along with the Roadbook.
  • Checkpoints, distances and ascent between them are shown on the maps below.

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