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The Dart Dart Dash, a 10K night race around the woods of Dartington, is back for its 4th year.. A great warm up race for the Wild Night Run in Feb. By popular demand we’ve also added a 5K version open to anyone over 12!

The terrain is less challenging than the Wild Night Run and if you’re new to night running, this race is an ideal introduction. However there are still a couple of hills and (sometimes) a fair bit of mud. Bring your friends, dress up, have a sup of mulled wine and share in the festive atmosphere and warm food, cooked by the fantastic Kitchen Table. Oh and bring a head torch…you will need it!

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4 Reviews
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Hylton C
"Amazing event with an incredible atmosphere. For people who love trail running..."


Andrew T
"The DDD is a proper trail run, muddy, step descents, steep climbs, log jumps,..."


Olga M
"For a nice event, I suggest having fun in order to enjoy the..."
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How to enter the Dark Dart Dash 10K & 5K

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Dark Dart Dash 10K & 5K weather forecast

Possible light rain and dangerously windy throughout the day.

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We recognise that many of our runners may be new to self navigation events and want to become more confident runners who can dispense with a guide.So we are also offering NNAS navigation courses (for runners or walkers). The spirit of community and camaraderie of the group night runs, has cemented many friendships, since they began. Wild Running Camps aims to replicate the camaraderie of the Thursday night runs. Both the Beginner’s Fell Camps for women in the Lake District and our Wild Running Camp on Dartmoor, involve sharing communal meals in a cosy farmhouse, while our bespoke Scotland Camps can involve sharing a hostel, cottage or a hotel and listening to talks about the local geology and even whisky tasting, upon request. The chance to run on a guided route over a munro is central but by no means the only part of the experience. Last year, our guides learnt a lot about hygge when a large Danish group signed up for our Scotland camp. They were excellent company. Without the group, we are just loan wolfs bound for extinction. The end goal is not to chip away at your 10k time but to enjoy the process of running and hopefully to avoid injuries, in as much as this is possible.

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Dark Dart Dash 10K & 5K reviews (4)

4.8 out of 5 stars

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  • Did the 10k in 2018

    Amazing event with an incredible atmosphere. For people who love trail running at its purest. I will definitely do it next year
  • Did the 5k in 2018

    The DDD is a proper trail run, muddy, step descents, steep climbs, log jumps, twistie & turnie, every thing you could wish for....and very dark as well. Brilliant atmosphere, great comraderie and the best bit of advice i would give is bring a change of clothes with you.
  • Did the 5k in 2018

    For a nice event, I suggest having fun in order to enjoy the atmosphere
  • Did the 10k in 2018

    Definitely need good trail or fell shoes due to the mud. Plus a good headtorch. A pleasantly low key, not too commercial race.
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