Wild Running

10 MILE WILD NIGHT RUN RACE
The South Wests toughest Night Race returns for a 6th year! 10 tough, muddy, rocky, boggy miles on Dartmoor.

The first five miles is mainly uphill following the river to Shipley Bridge with one or two brief descents to give you some respite. There is then a tarmac section (though still slightly uphill) before you get out onto Dartmoor. Blizzards, nearly waist deep bogs youll find them all in this section of the course. The second half is mainly downhill but with a couple of short sharp climbs to keep you on your toes including the notorious and very muddy Brent Hill. This is a tough race and not for the faint-hearted. Matching your half marathon time on a flat track is not easy!

5 MILE MILD NIGHT RUN
Still wild but shorter. This follows the stunning river path from South Brent to Shipley Bridge, mainly uphill with a couple of short downs, then loops round to descend a steep rocky track (care needed) before rejoining the last section of the river path. Still challenging but aimed at less experienced runners.

1 KM AND 2KM KIDS RACES
We have now added kids races to the Wild Night Run for children aged 2-11.

The Wild Night Run

February

The Wild Night Run

Night racing on trails returns to Bristol for the fourth year with our new event in the night running calendar Back to Black. There is also a Kids Race for children age 3-11 an hour before the main races.

Back to Black 10k & 5k

February

Back to Black 10k & 5k

The first Dart Swim Run brings swim running on a epic scale to the South West. You will follow the regions most iconic river by land and water. The Swim Run Marathon consists of five swim sections and five run sections and a half marathon consisting of three swim sections and three run sections, both finishing in Dartington Estate.

The LONG course starts at Blackpool Sands and the SHORT course starts at Blackness Marine. The whole course can be completed in pairs or as a solo or part of a relay team.

Heart of Dartness 3k swim:
For those who arent interested in running, due to popular request, weve decided to add a 3k swim option in to the mix.

The arrangements are exactly the same as for the half marathon, except youll finish at Ashprington Point. You will be responsible for arranging your own transport back to your car, unless you are camping at Ashprington Point. Camping is provided if you get in early.

Sea Sells Sea Shells 750m swim (Blackpool Sands):
After speaking to the organisers of a charity swim in aid of the Special Care Baby Unit at Torbay Hospital, also at Blackpool Sands, we wanted to help in their fundraising mission. Every entry will contribute 2 towards the unit.

As Blackpool Sands is already going to be buzzing with swimmers and runners as part of the Dar Swim Run, we thought wed add to the atmosphere by adding a sea swim only event, 750m swim in this lovely setting. You can park at the beach for a small fee and drive away afterwards or linger for a coffee/breakfast at the Venus Cafe.

The River Dart Swim Run

September

The River Dart Swim Run

The Two Moors Ultra Marathon Exmoor to Dartmoor:

This epic Two Moors Ultra Exmoor to Dartmoor passes through classically Devon countryside, starting in Lynmouth and finishing in Ivybridge. You will run through the night and anyone who finishes inside 24 hours will receive a special prize!

This is a very challenging self navigation ultra, crossing two national parks: Exmoor in the north of Devon, Mid Devon and Dartmoor National Park, following the recently relaunched Two Moors Way. Despite the minimal ascent, only experienced ultra runners or participants with good navigation skills will be accepted. Even in September, good weather can not be assured and parts of the route can become boggy. We think you will wonder why you have never done this before.

Castle 2 Coast:

Dont be fooled, this is no baby ultra! Its a fully fledged Dartmoor Crossing, following the Two Moors Way, which will require self navigation skills.

Lynmouth Marathon:

This follows the Two Moors Way from Lynmouth seafront to the village of Knowstone in Mid Devon. Along the way you will cross Exmoor and Mid Devon on the original Two Moors Way and will probably wonder why youve never done this before!

Drogo Ultra (35 miles):

Starts alongside the Castle To Coast Ultra on Sunday 30th September but finishes in Ivybrdge instead of Wembury.

Castle Drogo Half Marathon:

Starts alongside the Castle To Coast Ultra on Sunday 30th September

Exmoor to Drogo (60 miles):

Starts alongside the TMU on Saturday September 29th and ends at Drogo Castle. Camping and parking is provided.

Two Moors Ultra Marathon Weekend – Exmoor to Dartmoor

September

Two Moors Ultra Marathon Weekend – Exmoor to Dartmoor

The first Salcombe Swim Run is part of the South West Outdoors Festival and is the third in the South West Swim Run Series.

It features a LONG course of two swims and two runs which is approximately 13 miles (maximum swim distance 600 metres) and a SHORT course of one swim and one run of approximately 6.6 miles (600 metre swim)

Wild Running – Salcombe Swim Run

October

Wild Running – Salcombe Swim Run

The Hope Trail Runs, organised by Wild Running Events, are part of the South West Outdoors Festival 2018 based at East Soar Farm near Salcombe, where all the trail events will start and finish. They incorporate some of the most breathtaking views of the South West Coast Path from Salcombe to Hope Cove.

They include:

5k (Short Sharp Shock) 804 ft
10k (Glass Half Full) 1,374 ft
Half marathon (Here to Hope) 2,440 ft ascent.
There are NO cut off times for any of these events.

The Half Marathon follows the coast path down to North Sands beach and then inland to Collaton via Hangar Mill, then on past Rew Farm to West Cliff, where it picks up the SW Coast Path north to Inner Hope and then back via Bolberry.

The 10k heads down to South Sands and back to east Soar farm via Rew Farm and The Warren, while the 5k takes a shortened version skirting around Fir Woods.

Hope Trail Runs

October

Hope Trail Runs

The Haldon Night 10K & 5K run return on Sat 3rd November, starting and finishing next to the main Haldon car park, near the Ridge Cafe in Bullers Hill.

You must bring a head torch. The running surface is generally fairly smooth so ideal for beginners and fast runners alike. Dogs on a lead are permitted at this race!

Warm food and refreshments will be available in the cafe afterward and public toilets will be provided.

The Haldon Night 10K & 5K

November

The Haldon Night 10K & 5K

The Burrator Noir returns for a 4th year. Its a tough 10-ish mile off-road race up onto the open Moor starting at the Burrator visitor centre and taking in some stunning terrain including some tough climbs and the exhilerating descent from Guttor Tor down to Meavy Splash, the ford where you can brave the water or go the long way round and lose 30 seconds or so.

Or we have the Burrator 10K. This is a fast, flat route that is almost all on tarmac and exactly 10K! Perfect for a night time PB! It starts 0.7 miles south east of the visitor centre and does one complete loop of the reservoir and then 2/3rds of a second loop before finishing at exactly 10K right by HQ (the visitor centre). Ideal for first time night runners, keen road runners, people not used to running off-road or anyone who just wants a night PB on a quick course.

Burrator Noir 10 Mile & 10K

December

Burrator Noir 10 Mile & 10K

The Dart Dart Dash, a 10K night race around the woods of Dartington, is back for its 4th year.. A great warm up race for the Wild Night Run in Feb. By popular demand weve also added a 5K version open to anyone over 12!

The terrain is less challenging than the Wild Night Run and if youre new to night running, this race is an ideal introduction. However there are still a couple of hills and (sometimes) a fair bit of mud. Bring your friends, dress up, have a sup of mulled wine and share in the festive atmosphere and warm food, cooked by the fantastic Kitchen Table. Oh and bring a head torchyou will need it!

Dark Dart Dash 10K & 5K

December

Dark Dart Dash 10K & 5K

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