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This is the 4th Edition of the Hameldown Hammer half-marathon - Devons biggest trail half marathon, and the 3rd Edition of the Hameldown 7EVEN - The Long 10k. The races start and finish in the village of Widecombe-In-The-Moor, at the foot of the Hameldown massif and surrounded by some of Dartmoors most iconic granite tors.

The Hameldown Hammer and 7EVEN rise high and steep. They afford spectacular views of the Moor and Tors, with some of the best trail running Dartmoor has to offer.

The shorter race, the Hameldown 7EVEN The Long 10k, has in excess of 300 metres of ascent and still includes a double ascent of the Hameldown ridge.

Hameldown Hammer and 7even

February

Hameldown Hammer and 7even

From a grand setting high above the valley below, we will provide 100% PureTrail races in the most wonderful woodland on Saturday 23rd March 2019. pureTrails third foray into the Big Woods of Fingle. Half-Marathon and 10k races start and finish at the wonderfully named Piddledown Common, on the approach to the iconic Castle Drogo, Drewsteignton, Dartmoor, Exeter, Devon EX6 6PB.

Deep River Trail Races

March

Deep River Trail Races

In the glorious private setting of the Flete Estate, Holbeton, Devon (PL81LW) we are hosting a Long marathon/Baby Ultra-Marathon distance race, its actually 29.5 miles. It involves 2 estuary crossings at Burgh Island and the Erme Estuary before finishing in the pretty village of Holbeton.

Courses are now designed so you can expect a lovely mix of private footpaths, coastal path, bridle paths, country fields and Woodland. However, the marathon incorporates the South West Coast Path on both sides of the estuary including a beach section at Bigbury-on-Sea and a run across the causeway to the privately owned Burgh Island.

On marked paths to the west of the island, we take you up to the top of the island, you descend and cross the causeway to continue the South West Coast Path further westwards climbing some awesome hills before racing the tide at Wonwell beach, across the estuary and running across Mothecombe beach. You then follow a circular route, continuing on the South West Coast Path for a few miles and on to the village to finish to pick up your well earned medal.

Race The Tide

May

Race The Tide

The pureTrail Culinary Coastal Canter is back by popular demand, the date is Saturday 1st June 2019. Runners absolutely loved the mixture of trails and Coastal Path, finishing with a tough 300 metre run along South Milton Sands beach.

Culinary Coastal Canter

June

Culinary Coastal Canter

A Tidal Wave of Trail Running. The TSUNAMI series of trail races is due to hit the North Devon and Cornish coastline this summer.

Weve chosen the most rugged, wild and remote section of the North Devon and Cornish coastline for some extreme fun along the clifftops and cliff trails between Westward Ho! and Bude (Ultra-Marathon, 16 miles), Clovelly and Bude (Marathon), Hartland Quay and Bude (16 miles).

Weve procured the iconic Clovelly harbour for the start of the Marathonuphill on the cobblestones through the village to reach the Coast Path and finish on the lawns of Castle Bude taking in almost 2,000m of ascent along the route. Its a tidal wave of endurance trail running.

Tsunami Ocean Trails

June

Tsunami Ocean Trails

Be part of an exclusive group of people to have raced on the elusive Lundy Island. As one of the most unique trail runs that you can do, the 14 mile course takes you along beautifully tended tracks which have been cleared for you to run or walk along. The track will take you past all 3 of the island's lighthouses and across the top of both eastern and western cliffs. Discover Lundy Island in all its wonder as you trek round it at your own pace.

All runners will be transported to the island on the MS Oldenburg, which has space for 250 runners. When the boat is full, the race is full so get in quick!

The Lundy Island Race

July

The Lundy Island Race

A real taste of Dartmoor trail running. A fully marked and marshalled course with 2 drinks and refuelling stops. Bespoke medal to all finishers. Bespoke t-shirts can be. purchased in the application process.

The Big Day Out

August

The Big Day Out

A 10.25 mile trail race, with almost 500 metres of ascent. Its not a walk in the park, its a tough 10 miles over Dartmoor. The Dartmoor VOLCANO race was the first race of the pureTRAIL race series. A 10.25 mile trail race, with almost 500 metres of ascent. Its not a walk in the park, its a tough ten miles over Dartmoor. Visiting the high points of Pupers Hill, Snowdon, and South Dartmoors highest point, Ryder's Hill.

Dartmoor Volcano Race

September

Dartmoor Volcano Race

Starting and finishing in the Moorland village of Peter Tavy and nestled below the wild Tors of West of Dartmoor. The Dartmoor 3 in ONE offers 3 races of 3 distances, all in ONE day. 22.25 miles in total.

All races start and finish from Peter Tavy Village Hall with a mass start for each race. You have to finish the first to be on the start line for the second. How much time you have to recover between races is down to the individual. Do you go all out and rest, or pace it out and go for negative splits? Its up to you

Start times are generous to a degree but the cumulative effect of 3 race starts in 5 hours is certain to have an effect on performance. Its a long race broken into 3 faster, shorter events. In itself, this is a new concept and we think its going to be a real test of endurance and tenacity to be the pureTrail Dartmoor 3 in ONE overall winner.

Dartmoor 3-In-One

October

Dartmoor 3-In-One

The 2nd Edition, a venture into the nocturnal. Almost. As a continuation of our 'Race The Tide' concept, we've decided to Race The Light and the Tide!

There's a chance you will be crossing the Erme estuary in the dark, but don't worry, it'll be lit up like a Christmas Tree.. Just in time for food and drinks to purchase at the Schoolhouse Devon, Mothecombe.

The race is an 8.5 mile escapade, meandering through Flete Estate's secret tracks and trails. You'll be crossing the estuary on the outward and return legs, so be prepared for wet feet and legs from the outset.

Race The Light

December

Race The Light

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