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Something Wild Festival

  • 0 Virtual Finishers

The event has now ended

  • Fri 31st Jul - Mon 10th Aug 2020
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The Something Wild Festival would have been in its sixth year but this year we are going Virtual. It's a family oriented trail running festival, with some of the best routes of Dartmoor you can imagine. The event will run from 31st July - 3rd August.

Participants can run the original Dartmoor route for the 5k, 10k, half marathon, marathon, and ultramarathon route if they wish and the GPX will be shared on both and If doing so, please ensure you purchase the 'official Dartmoor route' tickets upon checkout.

All you need to do is record your run with a GPS watch or activity tracking app, and snap an epic finisher's selfie to submit with your time on the Let's Do This web page. You will have 72 hours to complete your race and upload your results and photos back here.

We challenge you to choose your own route, and if you want to do it on the original route, we will have a special dedicated leaderboard for everyone who does the original route. Entrance includes a donation to Devon and Cornwall 4x4 and there will also be prizes for the best 'finish-line' selfie.

Please note:
The marathon and the ultramarathon can be completed in stages across the weekend, but please upload your final time. To be in with the chance of a podium finish, you must complete the race in one go.

All finishers will receive one of our unique Virtual wooden medals, which we will send to you by post.

The finish line

Let's welcome our most recent participants completing their race:

Finisher's GallerySee all 19 photos
Rupert Ladds ·M / 50 - 54
6 months ago
Icon00:30:54 ·5k (own route)
George Ladds
Gary Smith
Leticia Atkinson
Paul Taylor
Recent finishersSee all 23 Finishers
Rupert Ladds
5k (own route)
5k (own route)
M 50 - 54
6 months ago
Annette Smith
10k (official Dartmoor route)
10k (official Dartmoor route)
F 40 - 44
6 months ago
George Ladds
5k (own route)
5k (own route)
M 50 - 54
6 months ago
Gary Smith
10k (official Dartmoor route)
10k (official Dartmoor route)
M 45 - 49
6 months ago
Leticia Atkinson
10k (official Dartmoor route)
10k (official Dartmoor route)
F 25 - 29
6 months ago
Explore the Finish line

How to complete a Virtual Event

Participating in a virtual event means you can complete the distance at any time within the event timeframe in a location of your choice.
Here's what you need to do:


Preparing your virtual event

  • Secure your virtual spot in the event by booking your ticket
  • Plan your ideal route
    Make sure the route is at least the event length and as traffic free as possible
  • Download a distance tracking app
  • Ensure your phone and/or GPS watch is fully charged

During your event

  • Record your activity on a tracker and take a screenshot
    This can be either a phone or a GPS watch.
  • Complete your activity in the designated event completion timeframe
  • Make sure you go the event distance
    But don't worry if you go a bit further, we'll calculate your finish time.
  • Take a Finisher's Photo to share with your fellow finishers

Submitting your result

  • Head back to this event page to submit your results
    Make sure to submit your results within the event completion timeframe
  • Upload a screenshot of your activity tracker or GPS watch to verify your results
    You can still participate and submit results without this, but we won't be able to verify your results.
  • Provide your finish time and overall distance
    If you go further than the race distance, we'll adjust your time down to the correct distance based on your pace.
  • Share your Finisher's Photo on the Finish Line gallery
    Get featured on our Finish Line where you can celebrate your achievement and inspire others to get active.

Frequently asked questions

How do I record my activity?
To record your activity, you will need to download an activity tracking app that is able to track your distance and time. Popular apps include Strava, Nike Run Club, MapMyRun, and RunKeeper, and are available in the app store for free on your phone. For more details on our favourite tracking apps check out our blog post.
Are there time cutoffs for Virtual Events?
Virtual Events are fantastic in that they can be completed at any pace and location. The only restriction on how long you take is the event submission window, which is generally 48 hours, giving you lots of time to complete your event.
Can I go further than the race distance?
Yes, you can complete a distance further than what the event requires. All you need to do is input distance travelled and time, and we will adjust it down to the time it took to complete the event distance.
Can I take a break during my activity or do I have to do it without stopping?
In order to make the virtual experience as close to a physical event as possible, please submit your total elapsed time that it took to complete your chosen distance rather than total moving time. This will take into account any breaks or stops taken during completion, and mimic the experience of a physical event.
If offered, when will the post-race goodies be mailed?
Any race goodies or merchandise will be posted by the Event Organiser as soon as possible after the event. Please contact the Event Organiser if you have further enquiries about race swag.
Can I take part at any time of day?
You will find the event start time on the event page. Once the event starts, you can complete the event any time within the submission window. Make sure to upload your result and picture within the submission window to verify your results!
Have a question about this event? Ask our team member below and we'll get back to you. In the meantime, visit our Help Center

For more advice about virtual events, see our Virtual Event Handbook here.

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