Age 16 & over
It's a self-navigation Dartmoor Traverse with a difference. This is a challenge event or a race but this year walkers are also encouraged to take part as well as runners.
This event will appeal to people with a sense of adventure, who are looking for a scenic way to cross Dartmoor. It’s also ideal for the first time ultra runner and those of you who want to do a Dartmoor Crossing with excellent support, safety crews, loads of refreshments on route with two checkpoints and 24/7 monitoring.
This year running guides will run alongside runners.
This year there's a pairs category. Pairs must run together and prizes will be awarded to the first three pair teams to finish; men and women, as well as mixed. Pairs tickets are discounted as only one GPS tracker is needed per team. In the event of one runner retiring, the other is permitted to carry on and will be given a finishing time but can not qualify for the solo category.
Walkers are encouraged to enter but as a challenge rather than a race.
Sleepovers are available at Drewsteignton Village Hall from 7pm Friday night at no extra cost.
You will need to provide your own sleeping bags, pillows and ground mats. There is a kitchen so help yourselves to teas and coffees, as well as parking nearby.
Drewsteignton Village Hall
If you’re not making your own way to the start at Drewsteignton Village Hall, you can catch the organised transport from Ivybridge. Tickets for this are £15 and can be purchased with your race entry.
This is a challenging self navigation ultra, crossing Dartmoor National Park, with minimal ascent.
From Drewsteignton Village Hall, you will descend in to the Teign Valley, skirting the river towards Chagford, where you will pick up signs for Frenchbeer and head towards Yardworthy farm, where the Two Moors Way splits in to an Eastern and Western section, not to be rejoined until mile 17 at Widdecombe.
Runners must take the western route. The western route will head on to the fringes of Dartmoor towards Fernworthy Reservoir and follow a cattle trod below Hameldown Ridge (western section), then on to Checkpoint 2 above Widecombe at the road junction on Hameldown ridge.
Runners/walkers head back on lovely hidden river paths, past Jordan, heading for Dr Blackalls Drive and to New Bridge.
From Scorriton (checkpoint 3) it’s a tough climb but you can contour round to the left of Puper’s Hill rather than going up and over the top, crossing the Avon via a clapper bridge if you’ve picked up the correct path. The run in to Ivybridge is straight forward, following the Puffer Billy trail (old tramway) all the way to Ivybridge, where the finish awaits, at the train station.
The cut off time for the finish is 12 hours and there will be cut off times published at checkpoints, which will be aimed at people who walk at a reasonable pace the whole way.
It is recommended that you have done some sort of self navigation events before, or sign up for one of the pre-event recces/navigation courses. The Two Moors Way is unmarked in places, so you will need to know how to read a map and use a compass, possibly in the dark if you are walking it.
This year trees will be planted in your name instead of giving medals but you have the option of buying a medal as an optional extra or a souvenir mug.
Entrants need to be 20 years old at least to enter the ultra run.
Younger entrants can do the challenge walk with a guardian or parent.