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.

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The Wharfedale Trail Half Marathon is a 13.2 mile trail race flagged throughout the entire course. It affords participants and their families the opportunity to enjoy a great day out in some of Wharfedale's finest scenery with over 2,000 feet of ascents the route follows well established footpaths, including the Dalesway and Mastiles Lane and for those with time to take in the fabulous scenery the views from Scott Gate, Mastiles and Boss Moor are quite breathtaking.

Over 900 in Prizes including 300 for the Female & 100 for the Male Course Record, plus a specially designed "Event Buff" and a chance to win some fantastic Spot Prizes .

Wharfedale Trail Half Marathon

Threshfield, North Yorkshire, GB

Weve all heard of it and most of us know where it is, roughly. But very few of us have run over it and nobody has ever raced on it.

This is what makes the Lundy Race the most unique Trail running experience we have created so far. Fourteen (ish) miles of pristine, wildlife encrusted tracks tended by the Landmark Trust are open for us to run, walk and crawl. Whichever way you do it, you will visit all 3 lighthouses traversing the undulating eastern and western clifftops, cling to the precipitous slopes and run along the central spine of the island (as well as a few side tracks). You will definitely discover this beautiful and rugged island in all its glorious entirety, on foot and at your own pace #thisiswhywerun.

Weve procured the MS Oldenburg to get you to the island ship-shape relaxed and ready to go. The boat will take 250 runners. So when it is full, so is the race (unless you travel on the scheduled service the day before and stay longer).

The Lundy Island Race

Lundy Island Habour, Bideford - Lundy Island, Bideford, United Kingdom
1 race
£38£77

The Ultra Tour of Dartmoor (U.T.D) is set to become a classic. It has been in the planning for almost two years. It has finally come to fruition, and with the creation of this unique event we believe we have the most exciting new ultra distance race in the country. The brief was to create the most challenging and adventurous way to circumnavigate the Moor within a 100 mile event. A complete tour, encompassing as many wild and not-to-be-missed places as possible, a landscape steeped in myths and legend.

The Ultra Tour of Dartmoor visits a myriad of Moorland landmarks, picture-postcard villages and crosses an intense diversity of terrain, from its wild remote heart to the satellite leafy woodland glades and meandering riverside trails of its outer edges.

With the Dartmoor 100 and Dartmoor Granite 50, we wanted to create something very special for ultra-distance runners, and we wanted to do it the right way. A way that was true to ourselves primarily as runners and secondly as race organisers. Our take on it was that there had to be a purpose, an end-game. Not simply to run 100 miles. Starting a long race needs a motivation, an incentive. Its a journey of discovery.. an adventure.! The motivation, we believe, would not merely be in the running but also in that journey. The reward would be in the discovery and the adventure of touring the whole of Dartmoor the last wild place in Southern England.

Ultra Tour of Dartmoor

Okehampton, Devon, GB

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

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

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

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