This years Something Wild Festival, now in its third year, will be held for the second consecutive year at Huccaby Farm, nestled in a more secluded valley in Hexworthy. A perfect little haven for families and first time visitors to Dartmoor.
We have chosen this spot as our tribute to trail running and our celebration of Dartmoor because it sits on a lovely bend of the River Dart and because of the facility for housing up to 400 people inside the giant cow shed, which will serve as our cafeteria and presentation venue. It also sits, rather conveniently right on the route for our main running events, the marathon, half marathon and 10km and the small chapel will serve as a rather cosy venue for our speakers evening. It even has a secret cavern for our childrens forest school.
We aim to make it a family friendly event, so well be offering childrens activities throughout Saturday, such as forest school, capture the flag and foraging workshops, as well as childrens races.
This year food is not included (and weve brought down the festival ticket prices accordingly) so our caterers will be providing food on a cash basis.
Events will get under way with the trail marathon, which has more than 3,500 ft of ascent, followed an hour later by the trail half marathon, which also includes two crossings of the Dart. Our Summit Wild Ultra, which will run parallel with the marathon, is an ideal entry level ultra, although its no walk in the park believe us!
After Saturdays exertions, there will be a dinner and presentation ceremony, followed by a speakers evening in St Raphaels Chapel.
On Sunday morning were holding the childrens races for those aged three to 11 followed by the 5K (for children 12 & above) and 10K race at 10am.
Around the running events we have a Forest school for children and their parents, workshops for nature lovers, star gazing, Wellbeing and Natural Movement, as well as a giant game of Capture the Flag on Sunday.
All in all, its a great weekend, whether you have travelled with your family or just want to see the best that Dartmoor has to offer.