Hameldown Hammer & 7EVEN


£30.00 - £42.00
Take on this hilly trail half marathon to tackle 650m of ascent or take on the 10k for 250m of ascent. Both races offer plenty of fantastic views and promises to be a challenging event for all to feel the burn. Come and tackle the trails to earn your finisher's medal.
Hammer Half Marathon and 7EVEN 10K
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Sun, 26 Feb 2023
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Widecombe in the Moor, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Widecombe in the Moor, Newton Abbot TQ13, UK
Start times
Sun, 26 Feb 2023
Hammer Half Marathon:
9:00am |
7EVEN 10K:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for Hameldown Hammer & 7EVEN
Hammer Half Marathon
£40.00 - £42.00
£30.00 - £32.00
Route information
Both routes rise high and steep. They afford spectacular views of the Moor and Tors, with some of the best trail running Dartmoor has to offer.
Hameldown Hammer
The route is challenging, and not for the faint-hearted. With a 98% trail course and a total ascent of 650m, this event is designed to be a test of endurance.
The route will take runners across grassy, rocky, and sometimes muddy tracks. The biggest challenge of the course comes in the form of the double ascent of the Hameldown Ridge.
Hameldown 7EVEN
This route, while not as long, still features 350m of ascent and the same tricky double ascent of the Hameldown Ridge. Your legs will definitely be feeling the burn throughout this race.
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What's included
  • Finisher's Medal
  • Fully marked and marshalled course
  • First aid
How to get there
Widecombe in the Moor, Newton Abbot TQ13, UK
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The race starts at the foot of the Hameldown 'massif', surrounded by some of Dartmoor's iconic granite tors.
Event day logistics
09:00 7EVEN start
09:15 Hameldown Hammer start
*Please arrive in plenty of time to warm up and prepare for the race.
Age Requirements
  • Half Marathon: Entrants must be 18 years or older to participate
  • 10k: Entrants must be 17 years of age or older to participate
Kit List
Mandatory Kit List:
  • Backpack or waistpack
  • Whistle
  • Survival blanket
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Hat/Headcover (cap/buff)
  • Mobile phone with emergency number stored
  • Capacity to carry 250ml of liquid – collapsable cup or water bottle
Can I bring my dog to the Hameldown Hammer & 7EVEN?
Dogs will not be permitted on race day.
What kind of terrain is the Hameldown Hammer & 7EVEN?
The course takes runners along rocky, muddy, and grassy routes, as well as through forests and glades.
Is the Hameldown Hammer & 7EVEN route the same as previous years?
The route while the same, will be run in the opposite direction to give the event a new spin on a classic.
30 reviews
Lewis J
Did the race in 2019
I am so glad the first aid was on course as I took a little fall. This didn't stop me as I was determined to complete such a stunning but tough course in heartland of Dartmoor
Patrick M
Did the race in 2019
Only did the 10k as it was my first challenging race back from injury. Definitely took a lot of mental strength to get up those hills at times but still an awesome event.
Felix F
Did the race in 2019
An extremely well organised race. The route was very clearly marked out. Definitely going to have another go at one of the organisers events.
George S
Did the race in 2019
An absolutely beautiful location. This half marathon is not for the feint hearted but definitely worth a go for those who love a challenge
Archie M
Did the race in 2019
I wish I had improved kit at this was a tough course. So my variety in the terrain throughout the half marathon. My hardest challenge to date.
George P
Did the race in 2019
WOW!! Such a tough half marathon but I was so extremely satisfied when I finished. Glad to have picked up the finishes medal.
Tanya Alexander
Did the race in 2017
This race deserves respect!! It has got to be my toughest half marathon to date!! Tough course across Dartmoor with just about every possible weather condition Dartmoor could throw at you the year I did it!! Very well organised and no chance of getting lost as the course was marked very well. I will be back to repeat it again, on a nice day though!!
Did the race in 2019
It was a great run and we were really lucky with the weather. I would recommend it to any keen trail runner.
Did the race in 2019
A well organised race with possibly the most detailed course marking I have ever seen (flag about very 30-50 yards). The route climbs the Hameldown 'massif' from 3 directions all of which are largely runnable (if you don't have a winter cold like me) with great views on a clear day. I took the organisers advice and parked up on the Moor and ran to the start but there seemed to be enough parking in Widecombe if you arrived reasonably early.
Did the race in 2018
Well organised and all appropriate information supplied in plenty of time. Even the weather was perfect - thanks for getting that right.
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