Hameldown Hammer & 7EVEN

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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.
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7EVEN 10K, and Hammer Half Marathon
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Calendar
Sun, 26 Feb 2023
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Widecombe in the Moor, United Kingdom
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4.9
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Location
Widecombe in the Moor, Newton Abbot TQ13, UK
Start times
Sun, 26 Feb 2023
Hammer Half Marathon:
9:00am |
7EVEN 10K:
9:15am
Here's what races are available for Hameldown Hammer & 7EVEN
7EVEN 10K
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10km
£30.00 - £32.00
Hammer Half Marathon
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13.1mi
£40.00 - £42.00
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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  • Finisher's Medal
  • Fully marked and marshalled course
  • First aid
Train
Widecombe in the Moor, Newton Abbot TQ13, UK
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By Car
The race starts at the foot of the Hameldown 'massif', surrounded by some of Dartmoor's iconic granite tors.
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
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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.
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Backpack
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.
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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.
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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.
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4.9
30 reviews
Lewis J
Star
5.0
Did the Hammer Half Marathon 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
Star
5.0
Did the 7EVEN 10K 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
Star
5.0
Did the Hammer Half Marathon 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
Star
5.0
Did the Hammer Half Marathon 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
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4.7
Did the Hammer Half Marathon 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
Star
5.0
Did the Hammer Half Marathon 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
Star
5.0
Did the Hammer Half Marathon 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!!
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4.7
Did the Hammer Half Marathon in 2019
It was a great run and we were really lucky with the weather. I would recommend it to any keen trail runner.
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4.7
Did the Hammer Half Marathon 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.
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5.0
Did the Hammer Half Marathon 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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