Trail Running Association

The TRA promotes and encourages participation in the athletic discipline of Trail Running throughout the United Kingdom, and provides guidance and facilities for organisers of trail races.

The TRA is an associate member of UK Athletics (UKA). The TRA supports UKA in the management and regulation of trail running, and through this association with UKA, the TRA is able to issue permits to race organisers on behalf of UKA.

Upcoming events (4)

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A continual running event, 86 miles along a 5000 year old trackway through the Chiltern Hills and North Wessex Downs (along Grim's Ditch for several miles); 9,000 feet of ascent. Starts on the top of Ivinghoe Beacon. Entrants must be at least 21 years old. Incorporating the UK Trail Running Championships Ultra Distance. 26/27 August.

Ridgeway Challenge 86 Mile Ultra

Ivinghoe Aston, Buckinghamshire, GB
Ridgeway Challenge 86 Mile Ultra

The first pureTRAIL ultra. 34 miles across Dartmoor. North to South. An aspirational baby ultra. Its a tip-toe into ultra-distance running. But its far from easy..
A fully marked course, two Aid Stations with food and refreshments, plus two drinks and refuelling stops.
Experience the wilderness of the High Moor, the beauty of the periphery. Visiting the 4 moorland villages of Belstone (start), Postbridge, Princetown, and South Brent (finish) and includes just 900 metres of ascent.

PureTrail first Dartmoor Marathon 11:00am, Postbridge to South Brent. Route starts with a fantastic loop up and over Granite Tors to later join the Crossing route to Princetown and finishing down the Great Escape route to the finish in South Brent.

Half-marathon is starting from Princetown in the heart of the Moor, the route takes in the last 13.2 miles of THE CROSSING, with big, wide open spaces.
Can you escape from the Moor in the time allowed (4 hours)?

Its a downhill route with a few surprisingly technical uphills. The route crosses the head of the Erme Valley and traverses the Erme canyons, with some interesting moorland vistas along the Abbots Way before the long descent into South Brent.
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

Okehampton, GB
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

Race includes:-

3 river crossings
1 Clapper Bridge crossing
2 Bogs
1 Volcano ascent
1 long uphill start
1 long downhill finish

Dartmoor Volcano Race

Scorriton, Devon, GB
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

Brentor, Devon, GB
Dartmoor 3-In-One

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