Dartmoor Volcano Race

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Test yourself with this formidable 10.5 mile trail run over the must-see landscape of Dartmoor. Great for trail running aficionados, the course provides a real test, taking you over South Dartmoor's highest point, Ryder's Hill. Come for the epic challenge or for the all-important finisher's medal.
Dartmoor Volcano
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Sat, 3 Sept 2022
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Scorriton, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Scorriton, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0JB, UK
Start times
Sat, 3 Sept 2022
Dartmoor Volcano:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Dartmoor Volcano Race
Dartmoor Volcano
£28.00 - £30.00
Route information
Distance: 10.5 miles
Total Ascent: 550m
Terrain: Mountaineous - River crossings - Trails
The course totals 10.25 miles and has a total climb of almost 550 metres. As such, this event will provide a formidable challenge.
Throughout the run, participants will visit South Dartmoor's highest point - Ryder's Hill - and enjoy extensive Dartmoor views while crossing a number of rivers and bogs. Don't forget the ascent of the notorious Red Lake Volcano as well.
A detailed plan of what the race includes can be found here:
  • 3 river crossings
  • 1 Clapper Bridge crossing
  • 2 Bogs
  • 1 Volcano ascent
  • 1 long uphill start
  • 1 long downhill finish
PLEASE NOTE, at the finish, NO SHOES used for the race should be worn inside the hall or left in a pile outside the entrance door for people to trip over! Unfortunately, there are no changing rooms in the hall so you will have to suffice
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What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Sweeper runner
  • Course marshals
  • Aid stations
  • On-site first aid
How to get there
Scorriton, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0JB, UK
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By Car
There is free parking available around 400m from the Village Hall.
Event day logistics
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pureTRAIL running events have been created by two experienced, passionate, South Devon based Trail and Ultra Distance runners, located on the southern fringes of Dartmoor. We believe that roads are for cars, not runners, so we keep road use to an absolute minimum in our attempt to create the ultimate Trail running experience. We believe that the events should be for runners, not organisers, so we spend our time meticulously planning the routes, and organising simple, pleasurable races over Southern Britain’s last wild place, Dartmoor. We aim to bring experienced and novice Trail runners into the natural Dartmoor environment by offering Trail races varying in distances of between 10 and 100 miles. From the short, sharp, explosive ‘Volcano Race’ of 10 ‘Moorish’ miles with nearly 1800ft of climb, to the Ultra Trail of Dartmoor.. the Dartmoor 100′, a circumnavigation of Dartmoor. The Ultimate test of endurance in Southern England.
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Spectator Info
Supporters are more than welcome to come along and cheer on the runners. Please note however that there are a limited number of suitable vantage points unless you walk a few miles from the start line.
If supporters have a dog with them, then please ensure they remain on a lead at all times.
What to bring
The weather in Dartmoor can be unpredictable so please be prepared for anything:
  • Trail running shoes
  • Backpack or waistpack
  • Whistle
  • Foil/Survival blanket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Headcover (cap/buff)
  • Mobile phone with emergency number stored (numbers below)
  • Capacity to carry 250ml of liquid – we are cupless now so bring a collapsable cup or water bottle
  • Extra pair of shoes
Is there catering on-site at the Dartmoor Volcano Race?
Yes, there will be soft drinks, coffees, teas and a selection of cakes to purchase throughout the day at the Village Hall.
Is there onsite first aid at the Dartmoor Volcano Race?
There will be qualified paramedics from Medicare SouthWest at the event HQ.
Is it the same route as before for the Dartmoor Volcano Race?
While it is the same route, runners will take it on backwards, making it slightly easier.
Are dogs allowed on the course at the Dartmoor Volcano Race?
Dogs are not allowed on the course with competitors.
Recent Questions
Hilary Boxer
Are there water stations along the way? And also, please could you confirm entry, 2 bookings made for 'Boxer' in December 2018. Thank you.
Stephy Dennis
Hi there. Thanks for getting in touch. There is an Aid station (1/2 mile down track after Volcano) at 6.1 miles with drinks and small selection of snacks. Please can you ping customer support an email about entry confirmation and they will help you out - support@letsdothis.com Many thanks! :)

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