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The Race with No Name Event and Challenge (Dartmoor Crossing)

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A unique Dartmoor crossing following the Two Moors Way from North to South. There is just one path but two routes: the Western route which is the ultra and the eastern route (The Challenge). It doesn't matter if you're completely new to self navigation as 24/7 trackers are there to help.

Review summary

2 Reviews
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"Done in the pandemic year which effected the atmosphere and numbers but still..."


Iain W
"Had a great time (and the weather helped). Couldn’t have safer. The Two Moors..."
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How to enter the The Race with No Name Event and Challenge (Dartmoor Crossing)

  1. RWNN Ultra

    Run 35mi
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  2. RWNN Challenge

    Run 35mi
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The Race with No Name Event and Challenge (Dartmoor Crossing) routes

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 toward Chagford. Follow the signs for Frenchbeer and continue on toward Yardworthy Farm - it is here that the Two Moors Way splits into an Eastern and Western Section.

Ultra runners will take the Western Route and Challenge racers will follow the Eastern Section.

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.

The Eastern Section crosses farmers fields to Lettaford and then follows the raod to Checkpoint 3 at Widdecombe. Here paths converge and you will head back onto the picturesque river paths, passing Jordan, towards Dr Blackalls Dirve and to New Bridge.

Challenge runners will bypass Checkpoint 2 which is only on the Western Route. The finish line will be at the train station in Ivybridge.

Event Details

What’s Included
  • UTMB points
  • Gpx files designed for leading watches and devices
  • £2,000 worth of prizes from sponsors, Kurio Compression
  • Well-provisioned check-points (3 in total for challenge, 4 for ultra) fully stocked with sufficient food and drink
  • 24/7 event monitoring for friends and family
  • Mandatory kit checks
  • Sleepover + registration at Ivybridge Methodist Church (Friday pre-event)
  • Breakfast on Sunday morning in Ivybridge (£5 fee)
  • Transport to the start from Ivy Bridge (£15 booking fee)
  • 4x4 rapid response team
  • First aid on-course
  • Bag drop at Scorriton Village Hall
  • Opportunity to take part in pre-event recce's
  • Parking in Ivybridge
  • Registration at Ivybridge Methodist Church
Raceday Logistics


0600: Breakfast at Ivybridge Methodist Church
0630 - 0730: Registration opens at the Methodist Church
0730: Registration closes
0730: Bus pick up (Ivybridge - Drewsteignton)
0850: Race briefing at Drewsteighnton Village Hall
0900: Bags taken to bag drop locations
0900: RWNN Challenge start
0915: RWNN Ultra start

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.


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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a race cut-off time?
The cut-off time to finish the event is 12 hours, with individual Checkpoint cut-offs to be published nearer the time.
Do I need to have a certain level of fitness?
To compete, all runners will need to have completed at least a half marathon and prior self-navigation experience is recommended.
How do I get to the start?
There will be a bus transfer from Ivybridge train station to Drewsteignton Village Hall.

The Race with No Name Event and Challenge (Dartmoor Crossing) weather forecast

Possible light rain in the afternoon.

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Icon50% chance of rain
IconModerate breeze possible, up to 11mph

Meet the organiser

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.



The Race with No Name Event and Challenge (Dartmoor Crossing) reviews (2)

4.8 out of 5 stars

  • Course
  • Organisation
  • Atmosphere
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    Did the RWNN Ultra in 2020

    Done in the pandemic year which effected the atmosphere and numbers but still brilliant. Best scenery in the country!!
  • I

    Iain W

    Did the RWNN 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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