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Dartmoor Volcano Race

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£26.00 - £28.00Free injury protection
Event summary

Test yourself with this formidable 10 mile trail run over Dartmoor. Great for trail running aficionados, the course provides a real test taking runners over South Dartmoor's highest point, Ryder's Hill. Come for the epic challenge or for the all-important finisher's medal.

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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.

We’re always looking for volunteers to help make these events epic.
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How to enter

Tickets available until Thu Sep 02 2021

What's included:

  • Course marshals
  • Epic finisher's medal
  • Sweeper runner
  • Aid stations
  • On-site first aid
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Frequently asked questions
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.… read more
Is there onsite first aid at the Dartmoor Volcano Race?
There will be qualified paramedics from Medicare SouthWest at the event HQ.… read more
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.… read more
Route description
Route description

The course totals 10.25 miles and has a total climb of almost 500 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.

There is a cut-off of around 3 hours and marshals/sweepers will be out to make sure all the runners are faring 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
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Logistics and schedule


09:00 Parking opens

09:15 - 10:45 Registration
11:00** Race starts

Please arrive at least 45 minutes before the start of the event to sure there is plenty of time to complete the registration process and have a sufficient warm-up.


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.

How to get there

1 Rosemary Ln, Scorriton, Buckfastleigh TQ11 0JA, UK

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**Address: Scorriton Village Hall, TQ11 0JB

Car:** There is free parking available around 400m from the Village Hall.

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