The Dartmoor Crossing / Dartmoor Great Escape

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Come to take part in either the Dartmoor Crossing or the Dartmoor Great Escape for an amazing day out on the trails. The Crossing is a 36.5 mile ultra and the Great Escape is a 15.5 mile long half-marathon. Both events are perfect for those looking to take a walk on the wild side.
Great Escape, and Dartmoor Crossing
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Sat, 13 Aug 2022
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Ivybridge, United Kingdom
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Where and when
South Devon Sevens, RFC, Ivybridge PL21 0LR, UK
Start times
Sat, 13 Aug 2022
Dartmoor Crossing:
9:00am |
Great Escape:
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Dartmoor Crossing / Dartmoor Great Escape
Great Escape
£38.00 - £50.00
Dartmoor Crossing
£58.00 - £70.00
Route information
Dartmoor Crossing
The Dartmoor crossing will take you into ultra territory as you traverse 36.5 miles across rugged moorland. The course will be fully marked and marshalled, with two aid stations along the way. This route will cross the Erme Valley and traverse the Erme canyon, with some interesting moorland vistas along the Abbots Way before descending back into Ivybridge.
The Great Escape
The great escape is a half-marathon that starts in princetown in the heart of the moors and will take you along the last 15.5 miles of The Crossing with wide open spaces. Many tried escaping the Prison in Princetown and many have been recaptured due to its remoteness. There will be 2 water stops along the route and will have you exploring Erme Valley, the Erme canyons as well as interesting moorland vistas along Abbots way before arriving in Ivybridge.
What's included
  • Finisher's medal
  • Aid stations
  • Toilets
How to get there
South Devon Sevens, RFC, Ivybridge PL21 0LR, UK
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Coach Transfer
There is a coach transfer available from Ivybridge to the start line, this will cost £10 extra for the Dartmoor crossing and £8 for The Great Escape.
You can book camping at the event which is £10 per night.
Event day logistics
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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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What to bring
Mandatory Kit
There will be a kit check at registration
  • Cup (this is a cupless event so bring your own water carrier)
  • Backpack or waist pack
  • Capacity to carry 1 litre of water
  • Survival blanket
  • Whistle
  • Spare baselayer – long sleeved
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Hat/Headcover (buff/cap)
  • Emergency food
  • Mobile phone with the event organiser's Emergency numbers stored
How much does bus transfer cost at the The Dartmoor Crossing / Dartmoor Great Escape?
Bus transfer costs £10 for the dartmoor crossing and £8 for the great escape.
What kit do I need for The Dartmoor Crossing / Dartmoor Great Escape?
Please bring the following items for this event a cup (this is a cupless event so bring your own water carrier), backpack or waist pack, capacity to carry 1 litre of water, survival blanket, whistle, spare baselayer – long sleeved, waterproof jacket, hat/headcover (buff/cap), emergency food, mobile phone with organisers emergency numbers stored.
Can I camp at the The Dartmoor Crossing / Dartmoor Great Escape?
Yes, you can camp at the race venue it will cost £10 per pitch.

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