Hillish & Hellish'. A very scenic and undulating route, mostly on country roads - not for the feint hearted!
This is the 4th Edition of the Hameldown Hammer half-marathon - Devons biggest trail half marathon, and the 3rd Edition of the Hameldown 7EVEN - The Long 10k. The races start and finish in the village of Widecombe-In-The-Moor, at the foot of the Hameldown massif and surrounded by some of Dartmoors most iconic granite tors.
The Hameldown Hammer and 7EVEN rise high and steep. They afford spectacular views of the Moor and Tors, with some of the best trail running Dartmoor has to offer.
The shorter race, the Hameldown 7EVEN The Long 10k, has in excess of 300 metres of ascent and still includes a double ascent of the Hameldown ridge.
The Bere Pen 10k is a scenic 3 down, 3 up road run around the Bere Peninsular which passes along the beautiful River Tamar.
The route starts in the village and winds its way down to Weir Quay. The first half of the run is a very fast downhill making it easy for the runners to cover the ground in good time however, once they reach the flat it is then a very hard slog up some very steep hills before re-entering the village for a fast downhill to the finish.
Ivybridge 10K 2018 on Saturday, May 12th, 2018 The course is relatively fast, despite the steep hill from Bittaford to Moorhaven.The last 6km of the route is almost all downhill, making for a fast 2nd half of the race.
In the glorious private setting of the Flete Estate, Holbeton, Devon (PL81LW) we are hosting a Long marathon/Baby Ultra-Marathon distance race, its actually 29.5 miles. It involves 2 estuary crossings at Burgh Island and the Erme Estuary before finishing in the pretty village of Holbeton.
Courses are now designed so you can expect a lovely mix of private footpaths, coastal path, bridle paths, country fields and Woodland. However, the marathon incorporates the South West Coast Path on both sides of the estuary including a beach section at Bigbury-on-Sea and a run across the causeway to the privately owned Burgh Island.
On marked paths to the west of the island, we take you up to the top of the island, you descend and cross the causeway to continue the South West Coast Path further westwards climbing some awesome hills before racing the tide at Wonwell beach, across the estuary and running across Mothecombe beach. You then follow a circular route, continuing on the South West Coast Path for a few miles and on to the village to finish to pick up your well earned medal.
The Burrator 10K is a fast, flat route that is almost all on tarmac. UK Athletics license applied for and it will be run under UK athletics rules.
The setting is stunning but its also perfect for a PB! It starts 0.5 miles south east of the visitor centre and does one complete loop of the reservoir and then 2/3rds of a second loop before finishing at exactly 10K about 300 metres from HQ (the visitor centre). This course, measured and certificated by England Athletics, was first used for the Burrator Noir 10K, run on a wet and windy night in December 2015. There is just 113 metres of climbing on this course. And were sure a top runner in good conditions can break 30 minutes. However its also ideal for fun runners and beginners.
CASH BONUS! 200 FOR FIRST MAN WHO BREAKS 30 MINUTES OR FIRST WOMAN WHO BREAKS 34 MINUTES OR 100 BONUS FOR FIRST MAN WHO BREAKS 31 MINUTES OR FIRST WOMAN WHO BREAKS 35 MINUTES!
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.
The Imerys trail offers a unique running experience. For one day only, the land of Cornwalls China Clay Industry will be open for you to discover. The Marathon and Half Marathon routes all take in the scenic trail runs of china clay country. The Half Marathon is part of the Cornwall Multi Terrain Race Series (MTRS).
The event will again start and finish in the lovely coastal harbour village of Charlestown. The long course will still be approximately 15km of running and 5km of sea swimming. We have retained the short course for those trying Swimrun for the first time. The short course will include around 7.5km of running and 2.5km of sea swimming.
And, you'll be pleased to know that in 2018 we are offering individual entries for both distances and a paired entry for the long course!
So, expect to run on a coastal path, sand, gravel, tarmac in your wetsuit, and your swim stages are all in the sea around the beautiful St Austell Bay coastline.
Hunts CIder is a family run business on a beautiful farm next to the village of Stoke Gabriel. The routes will take you north along rolling country lanes and, depending on whether you take on the half pint or the full pint, you will either skirt Dartmoor or take you on an epic loop into the moor. Its then south back towards Totnes and finishing at the farm for lots of refresments and chatter.
For those that want to make a weekend of it, there is camping available on both Friday and Saturday night so you can relax after the ride and enjoy the fine cider on offer and the live music.
Cycling event experts Let's Go Velo are bringing this challenging cycle event to Dartmoor, starting at Dartmoor Brewery HQ.
Choose from two exhilarating routes - the Half Pint (25 miles) or the Full Pint (50 miles), each of which starts at Dartmoor Brewery in Princetown, taking in stunning Dartmoor scenery, and ending at the Prince of Wales in Princetown.
There will be a warm welcome at the Prince of Wales at the finish, and a bottle of our famous Jail Ale for every competitor to take away and enjoy later!
The Swim Festival is a mass-participation open water sea swimming event and a great chance to challenge yourself in a particular distance. If you're feeling fit and strong you could swim two or even all three distances!
The event offers a choice of a 1km, 2km, or 3km distance. The course will consist of 1km laps and will include a very short Australian exit near the water's edge ideal for spectators.
Each swim will have a separate start time. So there's
a chance to swim three times and clock up 6km.
That would deserve some well earned kudos!
Each competitor will receive a swim hat and a special commemorative medal. If you enter all 3 swims you
will receive a 20 discount on the total entry fee.