The Crossing was the first OuterEdge ultramarathon.
Age 20 & over
Originally 34 miles. We have had to amend the route since 2022 due to Dartmoor National Park directives. But the route is still 33.5 miles with the finish line and Event Centre at the Ivybridge Rugby Club. The Crossing is an aspirational baby ultramarathon. It’s a tip-toe into ultra-distance trail running. But it’s far from easy.. A fully marked course, two Aid Stations with food and refreshments, plus three drinks and stops along the way. Experience the wilderness of the High Moor, the beauty of the periphery. Visiting the 4 moorland villages of Belstone (start), Postbridge, Bellever, and Ivybridge (finish) and includes just 1,119 metres of ascent and 1,516m of descent. The Great Escape - Starting from Princetown in the heart of the Moor, the route takes in the last 15.5 miles of The Crossing, with big wide open spaces, and traverses a remote moorland wilderness along the Abbot’s Way. Can you ‘escape’ from the Moor in the time allowed (4.5 hours)? It’s 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 Ivybridge. 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.
This event is part of Dartmoor Big Day Out.