Dartmoor Way 50 & 100

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This unique and epic event will give runners a whole new experience in Dartmoor Trail Running. With 2 mammoth distances on offer, this is set to be a weekend you won't forget. Experienced ultra trail runners will love this new adventure, and they'll take home a bespoke medal to remember it by.
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100 Mile and 50 Mile
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Calendar
Fri, 12 Nov 2021 - Sat, 13 Nov 2021
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Okehampton, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
The Pavilion in the Park, OCRA, Mill Rd, Okehampton EX20 1GE, UK
Start times
Friday, 12 Nov 2021
100 Mile: 12:00 pm
Saturday, 13 Nov 2021
50 Mile: 8:00 am
Event summary
Here are the distances available for Dartmoor Way 50 & 100
50 Mile
Distance
50mi
£83 - £165
100 Mile
Distance
100mi
£165 - £240
Route information
Dartmoor Way 100
The route takes participants along the edge of the moor, along ancient tracks and trails. As you run, you'll see well-known landmarks and idyllic moorland villages, woodland and riverside trails, and leafy, country lanes.
This event is not just a simple race. Participants are given 36 hours to complete this epic adventure, non-stop. Competitors must reach the 7 indoor checkpoints along the route to complete the race successfully.
While 36 hours seems like a lot of time, competitors have to tackle over 4000m of rocky, boggy ascent. With British November weather, who knows whether you'll be running in snow or just chilly conditions.
Most runners are expected back at Ashburton in around 20-22 hours, and most runners around 24-30 hours.
The Dartmoor Way 100 requires competitors to be physically fit with ultra distance running experience and with the ability to navigate using pre-marked DW100 maps, GPS, GPX files or a combination of all of these. Runners will be monitored throughout the race by GPS tracking.
Dartmoor Way 50
This 50 Mile race takes competitors along the western side of the Moor, and travels across several sections of open moorland. Beginning in Lydford, the route follows the Dartmoor Way Walking Route, heading south towards Tavistock, South Brent, and then onwards to the finish line in Ashburton. Runners will have 16 hours to complete their race.
This race is not easy, with 51 miles to travel and over 2000m of ascent across rugged terrain, it's not for the faint hearted.
Experience of running trail marathons is a minimum requirement for this event.
What's included
  • Bespoke finisher's medal
  • Technical race shirt
  • Chip-timing and GPS tracker
  • Well-stocked checkpoints
  • Water stations
  • Medical support
  • Bar facilities and hot food available all weekend
  • ITRA/UTMB points for all finishers (5 points expected for DW100 and 3 points expected for DW50)
  • Parking
  • Showers and toilets
Train
How to get there
The Pavilion in the Park, OCRA, Mill Rd, Okehampton EX20 1GE, UK
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Bus Transfer
There is a bus transfer for the 50 mile route from the race HQ in Okehampton to the Start in Scorriton.
Event day logistics
Schedule
Friday
08:00 Participants can arrive at the OCRA Pavilion Park
08:15 - 11:15 Registration opens for Dartmoor Way 100 competitors
11:30 Mandatory race briefing
12:00 Dartmoor Way 100 start
18:00 - 21:00 Registration and kit check for Dartmoor Way 50 competitors
Saturday
05:30 - 06:00 Emergency registration for Dartmoor Way 50 competitors
06:15 Bus transfer to race start
07:45 Race briefing
08:00 Dartmoor Way 50 start
Registration
Entrants must bring the following items to registration:
  • A reliable form of ID. Passport or Driving License is preferable.
  • Emergency contact details
  • Full race kit, as specified under kit list.
FAQs
Do I have to be an experienced trail runner to enter the Dartmoor Way 50 & 100?
Yes, due to the challenging nature of the event the 100 mile event is for experienced Ultra runners ONLY. To be accepted in the 100 mile event you need to have completed a minimum 50 mile finish within the required time limits between 1st January 2019 and 30th September 2020. To enter the 50 miles you have to provide proof you have completed a trail marathon.
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Will there be somewhere to shower and change at the Dartmoor Way 50 & 100?
Yes, there will be somewhere for participants to both shower and change throughout the event.
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Do I have to have all the items on the mandatory checklist for the Dartmoor Way 50 & 100?
Yes, participants must have all the items on the kit list. Participants kits will be checked at registration and pureTRAIL reserve the right to refuse participants from starting if they do not meet the kit requirements.
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