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Dartmoor Way 50 & 100
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.
100 Mile, and 50 Mile
Fri 12th Nov 2021
Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
Perks of booking with Let's Do This
The event experience
Some Serious Climbs
20 to 50m elevation gain per km
Where and when
River Dart Country Park, River Dart Country Park, Newton Abbot TQ13 7NP, UK
50 Mile:8:00am |
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.
- 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)
- Showers and toilets
How to get there
River Dart Country Park, River Dart Country Park, Newton Abbot TQ13 7NP, UKGet full directions
Address: River Dart Country Park, TQ13 7NP
There is a bus transfer for the 50 mile route from the race HQ in Okehampton to the Start in Scorriton.
Event day logistics
07:30 Participants can arrive
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
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
Mandatory Kit List
*Kit will be checked at registration for both races.
- Backpack to carry all necessary items:
- Full waterproof body cover, to include waterproof jacket and over-trousers both with taped seams. Windproof jackets are not acceptable
- Spare long sleeve base layer to be carried in case of emergency, stored in a watertight bag. Not to be worn during the event
- Emergency foil blanket
- Warm hat or buff
- Capacity to carry a minimum of 1 litre of fluid either in bottles or bladder
- Emergency food minimum 500 calories
- Map (supplied)
- Compass (and the ability to use it)
- Plastic cup
- Mobile phone
View more pureTRAIL events
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.
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.
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.
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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