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Joe Turner's Sweat

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Navigate your way to Knowstone in this 50KM off-road ultramarathon. An ideal choice for those looking for their first self navigation event. The course follows the Two Moors Way route all the way. Enjoy a route pioneered by the late Joe Turner in the 20th century.

How to enter the Joe Turner's Sweat

  1. 50KM Ultra

    Run 50km
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  2. 50KM Challenge

    Run 50km
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Joe Turner's Sweat routes

Starts at the beginning of The Two Moors Way as it follows this route throughout.

The course will be largely off-road and crosses Exmoor into Mid-Devon. First tracked out by the late Joe Turner, this is a truly an epic event to be part of.

Please be aware, this is a completely self-navigated route covering the first third of the Two Moors Way and connected to Wild Running's popular 'Race with No Name.'

There will be a first rate 4x4 response team on hand at all times should anything go wrong.

The Challenge

The Challenge route is exactly the same as the Ultra, however it includes a #PacePerfect points system. These points will be awarded upon arrival at each checkpoint, as well as for every team that is behind you and how close you are to the hour. Team sizes can range from 2 - 8.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • Waterproof foldable maps containing the course route (optional purchase)
  • Gpx files optimised for all the leading watches and devices
  • Well-provisioned check-points (3 in total) fully stocked with food and drink
  • Mandatory kit checks (for your own safety and well being)
  • Rapid response first aid team
  • Transport to the start from Knowstone
  • Baggage drops at Tarr Steps
  • The chance to partake in pre event recce's
  • Subsidised buff with route map (optional purchase)
  • Bespoke mounted poem with photo (optional purchase)
Raceday Logistics


0715 - 0800: Registration timings

0800: Bus pick up

0915: Race briefing

0930: Start of Joe Turner's Sweat Ultra

1700: Race finish time

Please arrive at least 15 minutes before the bus collection.

Kit List

Mandatory Kit

- Backpack or waist pack
- Capacity to carry 1 to 2 litres of water
- Survival blanket
- Long sleeved pare base layer
- Waterproof jacket (preferably with taped seams)
- Waterproof trousers
- Hat/Headcover (buff/cap)
- Emergency food
- Mobile phone with our Emergency numbers stored
- Head torch (with spare batteries)
- Bring your own map 1:25k or 1:40k recommended or this Two Moors Way route
- Whistle
- £20
- Mobile phone (in sealed bag)
- First aid kit (containing minimum of elastoplasts/moleskin layer/tweasers)

Non Mandatory

- GPS watch or device
- 25 litre drop bag


Friends and family will be able to track the runners positions live 24/7, and are more than welcome to greet them at the finish line.


Wild Running are always looking for more great volunteers to help out with their events.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Does this race have a cut-off time?
There will be a strict cut-off time of 8 hours.
Who is Joe Turner?
Joe Turner was responsible for opening this route in 1976 and sadly passed away in 2004.
How many check-points are there?
There will be 3 check-points in total which will be fully-stocked with food and drink.
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Joe Turner's Sweat weather forecast

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Meet the organizer

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We recognise that many of our runners may be new to self navigation events and want to become more confident runners who can dispense with a guide.So we are also offering NNAS navigation courses (for runners or walkers). The spirit of community and camaraderie of the group night runs, has cemented many friendships, since they began. Wild Running Camps aims to replicate the camaraderie of the Thursday night runs. Both the Beginner’s Fell Camps for women in the Lake District and our Wild Running Camp on Dartmoor, involve sharing communal meals in a cosy farmhouse, while our bespoke Scotland Camps can involve sharing a hostel, cottage or a hotel and listening to talks about the local geology and even whisky tasting, upon request. The chance to run on a guided route over a munro is central but by no means the only part of the experience. Last year, our guides learnt a lot about hygge when a large Danish group signed up for our Scotland camp. They were excellent company. Without the group, we are just loan wolfs bound for extinction. The end goal is not to chip away at your 10k time but to enjoy the process of running and hopefully to avoid injuries, in as much as this is possible.

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