The Race with No Name (Dartmoor Crossing)

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A unique Dartmoor crossing following the Two Moors Way from North to South. This self navigating ultra is a brilliant and well-supported challenge for any accomplished or inspiring trail runners. It doesn't matter if you're completely new to self navigation as 24/7 trackers are there to help.
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Ultra
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Sat, 9 Apr 2022
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Drewsteignton, United Kingdom
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Where and when
Location
Glebe Cottages, Drewsteignton, Exeter EX6 6QN, UK
Start times
Sat, 9 Apr 2022
Ultra:
9:00am
Races summary
Here's what races are available for The Race with No Name (Dartmoor Crossing)
Ultra
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35mi
£45.00 - £65.00
Route information
This event will appeal to people with a sense of adventure, who are looking for a scenic and runnable way to cross Dartmoor at any time of year. The event begins in Drewsteignton at the Village Hall and finishes in Ivybridge at the train station, where registration will take place at the start of the event.
The race itself will kick off from Drewsteignton Village Hall. From here, you will descend into the Teign Valley before meandering along the river's edge towards Chagford. Follow the signs for French beer and continue on towards Yardworthy Farm, it is here that the Two Moors Way splits into an Eastern and Western Section. Ultra runners must take the Western Route.
The Western Route takes runners onto the fringes of Dartmoor and onto Fenworthy Reservoir, here you will then track a cattle trod below Hameldown Ridge. You will then make your way on to Checkpoint 2 at Widdecombe, before heading back on lovely hidden river paths, past Jordon, heading for Dr Blackalls Drive and New Bridge.
From checkpoint 3 at mile 26 in Scorriton, runners will take on a tough climb up Puper's Hill before crossing the Avon via a clapper bridge. The run into the finish in Ivybridge is straightforward, following the Puffer Billy trail old tramway all the way to the finish at the train station.
Route marking and Navigation
The course will not be marked but there will be three checkpoints that will be well-stocked out on the course and the organisers will be monitoring your every move. It is recommended that you have done some sort of self-navigation events before taking part. The Two Moors Way is unmarked in places, so you will need to know how to read a map and use a compass, possibly in the dark if you are walking it.
Route Map
When buying your ticket it is possible to select a waterproof route map for an extra £5.
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What's included
  • GPX files optimised for all the leading watches and devices
  • Prizes from event sponsors
  • 2 well-provisioned check-points (stocked with food & drink)
  • Live event monitoring for friends and family
  • Sleepover at Ivybridge Methodist Church (Friday night pre-event).
  • Breakfast on Saturday morning in Ivybridge. (£5 booking fee)
  • Transport to the start from Ivybridge (£10 booking fee)
  • 4X4 rapid response pick up
  • First aid team
  • Baggage drop at Scorriton Village Hall (Checkpoint 3)
  • Parking in Ivybridge
Train
How to get there
Glebe Cottages, Drewsteignton, Exeter EX6 6QN, UK
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By Car
If you are driving to the race HQ at the finish at the Ivybridge Methodist Church, it is easily accessed from the A38 coming from either Exeter or Plymouth.
If you are making your own way to the start at Drewsteignton Village Hall, it is accessed from the A30, west of Exeter.
Parking
There will be parking on site at the Ivybridge Methodist Church.
Bus
There will be a bus taking competitors from registration at the finish in Ivybridge to the start in Drewsteignton. This will cost £10 if you choose this option when booking. The bus will leave at 07:30 on the morning of the race.
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Event day logistics
07:00 Bus leaves Ivybridge to take you to the start in Drewsteignton
07:00 - 08:30 Breakfast at Drewsteignton Village Hall
07:00 - 08:45 Registration opens
08:50 Race Briefing
09:00 Bags taken to drop bag locations
09:00 Ultra starts
19:00 Event cut-off (10 hours)
Registration
Registration takes place at the Methodist Church in Ivybridge (finish of the race) on Saturday 06:30 - 07:30.
The Church will be open from 17:00 on Friday and open for a sleepover if you bring a sleeping mat and a sleeping bag. Hot drinks and refreshments will be available here, as well as parking and pre-race breakfast on Saturday morning. You can then make your own way to the start in Drewsteignton or catch the event bus.
Bus
If you’re not making your own way to the start at Drewsteignton Village Hall, you can catch the event bus from Ivybridge. Tickets for this are £10 and can be purchased with your race entry. The bus will leave Ivybridge at 07:30 on the morning of the race, so please be ready to leave before this time.
Race Briefing
The Race Briefing will take place at Drewsteignton Village Hall or just outside, shortly before the race starts.
Bag Drop
Runners are allowed one bag at Scorriton (Checkpoint 3) and one for the finish. Your Scorriton bag will be at the finish when you arrive.
Age Restrictions
Runners must be at least 20 years old to take part in this event.
Cut-off time
The cut-off time for this event is 12 hours.
Toilets
Public toilets are available at Drewsteignton Village Hall.
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Backpack
What to bring
Kit Checks
Runners will have to take part in mandatory kit checks for your own safety and well being. The following kit is required to take part in the race:
  • Backpack or waist pack
  • Capacity to carry 1 to 2 litres of water
  • Survival blanket
  • Long-sleeved base layer
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Waterproof trousers
  • Hat/Headcover
  • Emergency food
  • Mobile phone with our Emergency numbers stored
  • Head torch (with spare batteries)
  • Bring your own map 1:25k or 1:40k recommended
  • Whistle
  • £20
  • Mobile phone (in sealed bag)
  • First aid kit (containing minimum of elastoplasts/moleskin layer/tweasers)
FAQ's
How do I get to the start The Race with no name (Dartmoor crossing)?
There will be a bus transfer from Ivybridge train station to Drewsteignton Village Hall at 07:00 am on the morning of the race.
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Will the course be marked at The Race with no name (Dartmoor crossing)?
No but the event organiser will have three checkpoints as well as monitoring your every move from your tracker.
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Is there a race cut-off time in The Race with no name (Dartmoor crossing)?
The cut-off time to finish the event is 10 hours, with individual Checkpoint cut-offs to be published nearer the time.
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Do I need to have a certain level of fitness The Race with no name (Dartmoor crossing)?
To compete, all runners will need to have completed at least a half marathon and prior self-navigation experience is recommended.
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Will I need to navigate in the The Race with no name (Dartmoor crossing)?
It is recommended that you have done some sort self navigation events to take part. The Two Moors Way is unmarked in places, so you will need to know how to read a map and use a compass, possibly in the dark if you are walking it.
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Can I stay over night in Ivybridge for the Race with no name (Dartmoor Crossing)?
People travelling long distances can also stay overnight on Friday if they bring their own ground mats and sleeping bags.
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Reviews
4.8
2 reviews
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DJ
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4.7
Did the Ultra in 2020
Done in the pandemic year which effected the atmosphere and numbers but still brilliant. Best scenery in the country!!
Iain W
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5.0
Did the Ultra in 2020
Had a great time (and the weather helped). Couldn’t have safer. The Two Moors Way is not greatly signposted but the ViewRanger app was amazing. The hills up to the Puffing Billy trail take some doing, worth receding if you can.
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