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 - £30
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
09:00 Parking opens
09:15 - 10:45 Registration
11:00 Race starts
*Please arrive at least 45-60 minutes before the start of your race to allow plenty of time to park, register, collect your race pack, attach your race number, drop any bags you have, and sufficiently warm up.
Race Pack
Race packs must be collected from the registration desk on the morning of the event.
Cut-off Time
There is no strict cut off time for this event, however, in previous years, runners have been able to complete the course within 3 hours.
There will be marshalls stationed throughout the course to monitor and speak to the runners.
Aid Stations
There will be an aid station half a mile down the track after volcano. The station will offer drinks and small selection of snacks.
On-Site Facilities
After the race, runners can relax in the Hall. Tea, coffee and cakes will be available to purchase and enjoy.
*Please note that no shoes that were worn during the race should be worn inside the hall.
Race Rules
If you would like to withdraw from the race, you must report this to a marshall who will assist.
Dogs are not permitted on the course with competitors due to Insurance and Permit limitations.
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.
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.
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Tanya Alexander
Did the race in 2017
If you like uphill starts this is the race for you!! A hill that seems never ending to get you up on to the moors, although you do come back down it to finish aswell so you can speed down it to gain some time you lost on the way up it!! Great views from the top of the “volcano”. Tough but enjoyable.
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