Dark Dart Dash 10K, 5K, 2K, & 1K

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Put on your headtorch and best festive fancy dress for this night-time trail run through the woods of Dartington. With 4 race options, including junior events, this is a great opportunity to get friends and family involved and to celebrate with mulled wine afterwards.
10K Trail Race, 5K Trail Race, 2K Trail Race (Ages 8-11), and 1 more
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Sat 7th Dec 2019
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Dartington Hall, United Kingdom
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The event experience
Rolling Hills

5 to 20m elevation gain per km

Where and when
Dartington Hall, Totnes TQ9 6EE, UK
Start times
10K Trail Race:
5:30pm |
5K Trail Race:
5:30pm |
2K Trail Race (Ages 8-11):
4:30pm |
1K Trail Race (Ages 3-7):
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Dark Dart Dash 10K, 5K, 2K, & 1K
1K Trail Race (Ages 3-7)
2K Trail Race (Ages 8-11)
5K Trail Race
10K Trail Race
Route information
This is a great course for your first taste of night running, taking you through Dartington's woods. Although there are some hills and a good dose of mud, there aren't any major challenges, so you're encouraged to enjoy yourself with friends, fancy dress and Christmas cheer.
All routes start and finish at the same point. The longer routes head towards Staverton Ford Plantation. Then, the 5K route heads straight to North Wood before looping back, while the 10K route first does a loop along the banks of the River Dart and then follows the 5K route.
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What's included
  • Electronic chip timed event
  • Fully marked course with arrows and flashing lights
  • Refreshment stations
  • Birch wood finisher's medal
  • Category Prizes
  • Spot Prizes
  • Warm food
  • Mulled wine
How to get there
Dartington Hall, Totnes TQ9 6EE, UK
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Location: The Refectory, Dartington Hall Trust, Dartington, TQ9 6EE
Event day logistics
  • 15:00 - Registration Opens
  • 16:30 - 2K and 1K Trail Races start
  • 17:30 - 5K and 10K Trail Races start
  • 19:40 - Cut-off time for all races
At registration runners will receive their race number and tracking chip. Please arrive well in advance of your race time to help ease congestion.
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Something Wild Events organise running races & a trail festival in Devon & the South West. Most are on trails and quite a few are in the dark!
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Spectator Info
Spectators are more than welcome at this event and it is a great evening out for the family. The sight of several hundred runners wearing head torches and festive fancy dress is not to be missed.
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Please note that head torches are compulsory. This is due to the fact that although parts of the route are illuminated, runners will be running through some dark areas.
You are encouraged to wear your most festive fancy dress. There's even a prize for the best dressed adult and child. Fluorescent or reflective clothing will be particularly useful in the dark conditions.
Is there an age limit?
Yes, there are age restrictions for all 4 races: 10K: 16+, 5K: 12+, 2K: Ages 8-11, 1K: Ages 3-7
What type of head torch will I need?
Generally the more expensive the head torch, the brighter and more reliable the light will be and it will enable you to run faster. It is recommended that you spend at least £30 on a head torch. A £5 petrol station head torch is not recommended.
Can I race with my dog?
Dogs are not permitted on the course.
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